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Office Administrator Apprentice PARAGON TRAINING (UK) LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established organisation as a Business Administrator Apprentice. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in daily office administration as part of a leading UK provider of Health and Safety training programmes.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We are willing to be flexible with the wage offered and there is no upper limit on the starting salary we would offer to a candidate with suitable potential.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am to 4.000pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will be working towards a set of core competencies so that they have the right basic skills, attitudes and behaviours for an administrative role in the business environment. This will include supporting the team with all aspects of day-to-day administration and general office duties.

As a Business Administrator Apprentice, you will be responsible for:

  • Incoming post
  • Outgoing post – including previews & processing orders
  • Stock management – stationery supplies, DVDs, duplications etc.
  • Credit control – issuing invoices and chasing for payment, processing card payments
  • Invoices – keeping folders in order and passing for payment when due
  • General filing
  • Updating database with a high level of accuracy
  • Updating website – add and remove products, order administration
  • Typing letters
  • Checking emails on a daily basis
  • Sales report – updated weekly
  • General product knowledge – including DVDs and prices
  • Amazon – add and remove products, order administration
  • Reminder letters, PAR and SR invoices
  • Maintaining printers – checking ink levels, refilling paper tray etc.
  • Email database – maintaining by adding new and removing invalid emails
  • Email shots – to be sent on a fortnightly basis to promote products
  • Other tasks as needed

The right candidate will be organised and pay attention to detail. A good knowledge of IT is essential.

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

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be awarded the Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard
  • Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by a dedicated BPIF Training Coordinator. Delivery will take place via a series of online workshops, complimented by one-to-one sessions with your allocated Training Coordinator to ensure progress.
  • As an apprentice, you will undertake ‘off-the-job’ training to develop the required knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard during your normal working hours

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, we aim to employ the apprentice as a permanent member of staff
  • Opportunities will be provided to further develop your professional career within the company

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent IT or Technology (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible.

About the employer

Paragon Training specialises in producing up-to-date and comprehensive health and safety training video packages. We supply a professional range of safety video training programmes - with over 4,000 different health and safety videos available. We offer our clients a plethora of safety training solutions including safety training Videos, a variety of E-Learning, PowerPoints & Posters, while we can also provide an in-depth consultancy service incorporating appropriate safety training courses. We have over 20 years’ experience supporting apprentices to develop their skills and careers, with many progressing to high level roles in successful companies.




Suite 8

Crystal House

New Bedford Road


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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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