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Closing date: 15 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary may increase depending on the candidates age.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 8.00am-4.30pm and on Fridays 8.00am-2.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role exists to provide administrative support to the Human Resources Department and also to provide general administration support to all departments across the plant as required.

Principle accountabilities:

  • Provide all HR administration support for the Human Resources department in the areas of; Recruitment & Selection, Employee Relations, Learning & Development Pay & Reward
  • Provide administration support to the Plant Manager as required collating information for example presentations
  • Provide confidential administrative support to the Senior Management Team as and when required
  • Daily management of incoming and outgoing mail
  • Management of the time and attendance photographs linked to the time and attendance/payroll system
  • Support weekly purchasing of stationery, uniform, domestic and Health & Safety and First Aid consumable items for the site
  • Use of SAP system for entry of Purchase Orders
  • Management of office recycle material including cartridges/paper/boxes
  • Management of meeting rooms including layout/room bookings/5S/refreshments and consumables
  • Management of Company notice boards
  • Manage the layout and facilities within the reception/communication area
  • Support culture by managing noticeboards, forms and communication strategy
  • Support Improvement Ideas system for employee recognition.
  • Provide support to the management of catering services for site hospitality
  • Provide backup to other team members on critical tasks not detailed elsewhere in the role profile
  • During the pursuit of all duties the Code of Ethics and Code of Management will be adhered to at all times

Knowledge and Experience:

  • The job holder should be self-motivated and confident enough to act on their own initiative
  • Must be able to multi-task and work at a high pace whilst constantly juggling priorities
  • Must be Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft packages: word, excel and PowerPoint. SAP knowledge desirable
  • Understand the need for confidentiality, attention to detail and professionalism within the workplace

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

  • Your apprenticeship training will be a fully work based learning programme across 18 months
  • Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will achieve a level 3 qualification in business administration

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, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical 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

Things to consider

About the employer

We do business differently! We will grow intelligently, profitably and in a socially and environmentally friendly manner We will be true to our historical and family based roots, which allow us to support each other in a collaborative and unique manner, makes us what we are. We want to be the global leader in our field of business, providing integrated and innovative solutions, working in partnership with our customers.




Staithes Road

Pattinson Industrial Estate


NE38 8NW

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Training provider



Georgia Callander

0191 427 4662

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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