Level 3 Business Admin Apprentice RANSOMES JACOBSEN LIMITED

We are recruiting an apprentice who will provide exposure to the tactical operations and functions of the business environment which will support the academic learning needs of the successful candidate. Areas of exposure include, but are not limited to: order management, inventory management, logistic management, sales management and compliance.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 14 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7:15am - 15:09pm with a 10 minute break at 10am and a 30 minute set lunch at 12pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The company are continuing to develop their apprenticeship programme and are looking to recruit Business Admin Apprentices for their facilities at Ipswich. The roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the needs of our planning & inventory team.
  • To gain an understanding of the operating functions of the Planning office to support the apprentice's educational and future career goals.
  • Be conversant with business operating platforms, e.g. Oracle, Qlik-view, Excel.
  • Tasks will be varied and will fluctuate upon production demand.
  • Provide order management assistance i.e. order processing, stock check, Goods-in queries, overdue order follow-up.
  • Manage the engine serial number record keeping.
  • Support role and analysis of Inventory information as required.
  • Undertake when required specific projects to improve Planning / Inventory tasks.

Company Open Day:

You are invited to join us for an open afternoon at our Ipswich Manufacturing Facility on Thursday 30th March from 4pm – 6pm to discuss our Apprenticeship Programme.

We’ll take you for a tour around our impressive plant so you can see first-hand where you would be working, show you some of the machines we make, meet members of the Manufacturing, Engineering & Customer Care Teams and answer any questions you may have about the Application Process, the Apprenticeships and the Company.

Please e-mail Jo Barber at jbarber@textron.com or call 01473 276271 to book your place by Thursday 23rd March. Parents are welcome! We look forward to seeing you on 30th March!

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

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard.
  • All delivered within the workplace via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the course could lead to a permanent role within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Literacy skills, Motivation, Conscientious, Able to work independently, Considerate of other needs, Approachable, Strong work ethic, Adaptable


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including maths and English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to attend Colchester Institute as and when requested and to follow online tuition as required. There is no working away.

About the employer

Ransomes is part of the Textron Group which include Bell Helicopter and Cessna among many others. Ransomes has a long history of manufacturing mowers and turf maintenance equipment which are used across the globe. From parks and sports grounds to highways and fine lawns, the Ransomes extensive range has a machine for every environment. The site in Ipswich focuses on design, manufacturing, building and testing a number of different products.




West Road

Ransomes Europark



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Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Apr 2023