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Business Administrator Project Coordinator Apprentice (Technical Dept) SHEPHERD OFFSHORE LTD

We are looking for a candidate keen on Projects Coordination / Supervision / Administration to fill the position of Project Coordinator (Technical) & become part of the exciting & dynamic team. You will be providing essential services, support and added value through their facilities & infrastructure to a number of leading global companies.

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Closing date: 15 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Holidays, Bonus & Pension within any offer Regular Paid Overtime Support required, for shift hand overs Monday to Friday / weekend support as part of a rota as required.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The ideal candidate will be a pro-active, keen and committed individual who has excellent communication, confidence and organisational skills with up to date IT skills. Suitable experience is preferred but not essential for the role.

In this role you will be centrally positioned coordinating day to day operations & resources of the company and will be a key link between our client’s and the company. The company offers excellent personnel development opportunities within a great team environment.


  • You will be responsible for the successful initiation, planning, design, compliance and closure of the company’s projects.
  • Coordinate operational & supervisors team allocating resources supporting and maintaining company services & processes.
  • Working with engineering drawings and plans including modifications etc
  • Ensuring commercial, technical & health, safety and environment compliance.
  • Manage issues & risk.
  • Competently using Microsoft Excel and other office based software packages
  • Project reporting & supportive administration.
  • Deliver professional high level of output.
  • Ensure clients expectations are managed and exceeded.
  • Responsible for coordinating and maintaining company management systems.

Personal Specification:

  • Ability to coordinate, multi task and work under pressure.
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • Decision making capabilities.
  • Committed and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Define tasks and required resources.
  • Adaptability. 
  • Flexible approach support operations.
  • Ability to take on training and skills development.
  • Good IT skills.


  • Background in coordination/planning.
  • Supportive qualifications / training / experience.
  • Background in industry or construction, lifting / engineering / fabrication exposure.

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

A fully work based apprenticeship programme across 18 months studying level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard. You will receive frequent visits from your trainer provider and also receive continuous support from your mentor within your employer. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full-time position available upon 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, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

About the employer

The Shepherd family have been successfully serving the North East economy for over 100 years and have made a significant contribution to the continued growth of the offshore sector on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle. Shepherd Offshore is one of the UK’s leading service providers, developing and operating facilities while supporting world class manufacturing within the North East of England based on the North Bank of the River Tyne. The success and influence of Shepherd Offshore is shared across the North East economy. For over 40 years, we have made significant contribution to the continued growth of the offshore and energy sector along the River Tyne, with direct and indirect beneficial impacts on the local economy. Developing local infrastructure with high-value capacity and capabilities, we support services attracting the offshore, marine, renewable energy providers and construction industries to the River Tyne.








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Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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