Business Administrator Apprentice / Social Media Assistant BLACKSTONE PROPERTIES NE LTD

We are recruiting for a Business Administration apprentice that wants to be involved within the property industry & further develop themselves. Duties include daily administrative tasks such as filing/ archiving of documents, answering telephones, dealing with enquiries, face to face client contact & adding content to the companies social media.

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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 - Thursday - 9:00am – 4:30pm Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Total hours per week: 33.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During the week you will be conducting administrative tasks, including:

  • General filing and answering calls
  • Data entry, updating spreadsheets
  • Following up queries for clients
  • Creating content for Tiktok, Instagram & Facebook
  • Managing property repairs
  • Updating website
  • Deal with online travel agent software & utility providers
  • Sending e-mails
  • Help plan new property interiors & purchase
  • Ensuring that all paperwork is up-to-date and accessible
  • Uploading receipts and invoices to accounting software
  • Build customer quotations using in-house software
  • Schedule housekeeping for checkouts
  • Building professional 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 half day per week release basis, at Darlington Borough Council Learning & Skills training centre (DL1 5AJ). The remaining half day training will be conducted over the remainder of the week in the workplace or at home. Here you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to ensure these exceed the minimum requirements for the Business Administrator Level 3 apprenticeship standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship you could progress onto: 

  • Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeship
  • Full-time employment

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 74 Victoria Road, Darlington, DL1 5JG

About the employer

Blackstone Serviced Accommodation was designed to make your visit a unique and comfortable experience. Our rooms are spacious, our rates are competitive, and the service is unparalleled. Our team knows that travelling can be exhausting and will do their best to make your stay easy and satisfying.







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Training provider



Graham Curry


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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