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Apprentice Business Administrator EC DRUMMOND (AGRICULTURE) LTD

Reporting to a Finance Accountant and based in Ross on Wye, the Apprentice Business Administrator will assist in the smooth running of the department, Data entry, liaising with customers, raising invoices etc

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Closing date: 07 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:30 am – 16:30 pm 30 min lunch break (unpaid)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You are required to maintain effective processing of duties with responsibility for the control and management of the work load and general administration duties.

  • To be responsible for the timely delivery of work to an agreed timescale.
  • To monitor, record, report and action the requirements of the workload to ensure best service to both internal and external customers.
  • To provide support and to proactively contribute to the advancement of the departments overall business plan by bringing ideas and processes to the attention of the management team.

The apprentice business administrator will support the finance and admin team by taking on various tasks within the department.

·         Working Monday to Friday – 0830 - 1630

·         Assisting in credit control duties and track any arrears;

·         Managing all queries to the team through phone and email enquiry;

·         Assisting with order processing;

·         Handling customer queries, over the phone, face to face and by email;

·         Data entry – input of sales and purchase invoices;

·         Processing invoices on finance database;

·         Supplier invoice processing;

·         Raising sales invoices and credits – maintaining the sales ledger;

·         Checking and raising charges, producing invoices;

·         Bank reconciliations;

·         Adhoc support to the HR and admin function;

·         Other reasonable duties and tasks within the admin & finance team.


·         Able to work in a team and on own initiative;

·         Good IT skills and ability to learn new systems;

·         Excellent customer service skills;

·         Strong administration skills;

·         Reconciling Invoices;

·         Good level of skill and experience in Microsoft applications including Outlook and Excel;

·         Accounts background;

·         Provide support other functions if required;

·         Ability to work well off own initiative;

·         Basic accounts;

·         Ability to comprehend new systems;

·         Excellent interpersonal Skills;

·         Numerate.

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

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Holmer Road (HR4 9SX).

You will receive training a training plan that is specific to your qualification, with sessions that are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and remote.

Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Business Administration Level 3 qualification.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in spring of each year.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Continue further CPD development.
  • We invest in our employees future.
  •  Opportunity for a full-time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Logical, Creative, MS Office skills, Desire to succeed, Willingness to learn, Self motivated, Positive attitude, Enthusiastic, Able to work Flexibly


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

Things to consider

Please note we are based in a rural location with no public transport so you would need to be able to get yourself to and from the workplace daily

About the employer

A well-established local agricultural business based in Herefordshire with over 70 years of farming fruit, arable and poultry.








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Training provider



Hayley Grismond

01432 377010

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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