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Reception Administrative Apprentice COLORIFIX LIMITED

We have a unique product and process, and whilst we grow so will your role and knowledge base. Your role will be busy but diverse, including reception duties, ordering and recording supplies, liaising with suppliers, keeping the site within guidelines, support in any daily tasks as required and being the site point of contact and helping the wider team.

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (1 day out for college studies to be confirmed) - 40 hours (5 days, 8.00am - 5.00pm).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Administration including stocktaking, purchase requisitions, filing, data entry
  • Reception duties including welcoming visitors, handling deliveries, answering calls
  • Meeting room coordination including diary management, room preparation and refreshments

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Business Administration Standard.

For the right apprentice we would look to retain them after the course. We would not limit to the role/department that they have worked towards but open them up to multiple departments.

There is a large industry in Cambridge dedicated to pharmaceutical and bio-tech which we feel we would be preparing the right person for.

Training on site - IT, H&S, programme of increased responsibility for the admin at site, exposure to other departments.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The candidate will achieve a Level 3 Business Administration and a permanent position may become available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

The role is primarily office based in Cambridge with some visits to our other sites. Reports to: Head of Coloration Division & Office Manager Holidays: 25pa + BH + Birthday

About the employer

Colorifix is a biotechnology company that aims to bring a novel, sustainable and environmentally-friendly process to the textile dyeing industry by eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals as well as allowing for large savings in water and energy use. Colorifix has been recognised by winning awards in both synthetic biology and fashion, with full information available on our website. Our investors include Cambridge Enterprise, H&M, Primera Impact and Sagana, whose collective backing is funding our expansion.




9 Nuffield Road



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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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