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Business Administrator Apprentice Powertest Ltd ( part of VINCI PLC)

This is one of two newly created apprentice roles at Powertest and will provide a broad range of hands-on training in all aspects of Business Administration. The role will give first hand exposure to the running of an established and successful business including operations, service delivery, commercial and finance.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    National minimum wage for age

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    The candidates working pattern will be Monday-Friday working 8am - 5pm and will be released fortnightly to Riverside college to work towards their qualification. Holiday entitlement is 26 days plus bank holidays and free onsite parking.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Responsibility for processing of weekly timesheets 
  • Responsible for the calculation of bonus, overtime and sickness 
  • Managing the process of booking hotels for mobile engineers 
  • Managing the process of booking ferries and trains 
  • Responsible for arranging plant hire 
  • Reconciling payments from customers 
  • Assisting with general filing and administration duties for the office  
  • Answering the telephone and referring to relevant person/department where necessary 
  • Handling of general email correspondence 
  • Responsible for arranging meetings and organising meeting rooms 
  • There will be opportunities to take on new projects and the apprentice can take the lead on certain projects (when confident in role) 
  • Coach staff on new admin processes (when appropriate)  

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

The chosen candidate will be working towards a Level 3 Business Administration qualification. Their contracted hours are 37.5 hours per week with Powertest LTD and will be released for 6 hours fortnightly to Riverside College where they will work towards their qualification. Both locations are in Widnes.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibilty of permanent position on completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 4 GCSE's including English and Maths (Grade A-C (9-4)) Essential

About the employer

Powertest Ltd is part of VINCI PLC and provides a range of Electrical testing services to corporate clients throughout the UK. Services include Portable Appliance Testing, Fixed Wire Testing, Emergency Light Testing and Fire Alarm Maintenance. The business employs approx 20 mobile engineers throughout the UK, administered from the Head Office in Widnes.


Powertest Ltd ( part of VINCI PLC)


Ditton Road



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Training provider



Faye Knox

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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