Business Administrator Apprentice (Wardell Auto Parts) Wardell Auto Parts

We are recruiting for a Business Administration Apprentice that wants to be involved within the motor trade parts sector. Duties will include daily administrative tasks including filing and archiving of documents, answering telephones, dealing with enquiries, generating quotations and drawings, and dealing with clients face to face.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The post holder will be expected to undertake the following duties:

  • General filing and answering calls
  • Data entry, including updating spreadsheets
  • Following up queries for clients
  • Sending e-mails
  • Ensuring that all paperwork is up to date and accessible
  • Ability to learn company certification parameters
  • Ability to learn to build customer quotations using in house software
  • Build and develop working relationships

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

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English (if required)

Training will take place weekly, on a day release basis, at Darlington Borough Council Learning & Skills training centre (DL1 5AJ).

Here you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to ensure these exceed the minimum requirements for the Business Administrator Level 3 apprenticeship standards.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Learner could progress to:

  • Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship
  • Full time employment 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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4+ (C+)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4+ (C+)) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to attend our training centre in Darlington (DL1 5AJ) and you will need to make your own way there for day release training. Travel to and from the employer, based at 1 Westmoreland St, Darlington DL3 0NX.

About the employer

Wardell Auto Parts are an independent motor factors, with over 20 years experience and highly trained staff. We supply quality parts for all makes of cars, vans, light commercial vehicles and motorbikes. They have thousands of part references in stock with a quick delivery time on non stock items, usually same day. Brands stocked include Bosch (Wipers, Bulbs, Brakes, Filters, Plugs), NGK Spark Plugs, Platinum Batteries, QH (Brakes, Steering & Suspension), TJ Filters, Kilen Springs, Autoglym Car Care, Granville Oils, Trico Wipers, Osram Bulbs and much, much more! They also stock a range of maintenance, car care products & accessories for your car, van or motorbike as well as a range of touring and leisure accessories.


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Training provider



Graham Curry


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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