Apprentice business administrator SKRIBES INVENTORY SPECIALISTS LTD

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company with big aspirations. There are many opportunities to learn and develop and we will help you develop every step of the way providing you have the desire to learn and self-develop and are looking for a long term career within our growing company.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This will increase after 6 months review

    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 9.00am - 6.00pm or 8.00am - 8.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Undertake property inspections at empty (not lived in) residential properties by inputting property data into a handheld mobile device, including a full record of fixtures, fittings, contents and decor within the property and their description and condition, in order to produce extremely detailed and accurate property reports that provide a comprehensive record of the property
  • Meter readings will also need to be obtained and input into the report at the time of inspection. This will be done at the start and end of every tenancy in order to provide supporting legal evidence in the event of a deposit dispute occurring, with the aim of preventing disputes in the first place
  • Examine properties and all content within the properties both visually and through touch as well as by moving items in order to obtain relevant data to input into handheld mobile devices in order to produce a variety of property inspection reports
  • Check quality of own property inspection reports to ensure accuracy is consistent throughout
  • Maintain open and interactive communication with Customers including Letting Agents, Property Managers, Landlords and Tenants, in order to build sustainable relationships of trust
  • Ensure all Customers receive an excellent customer experience in order to ensure an excellent Company reputation
  • Collecting and returning keys to Lettings Agents, Landlords and other Customers in order to gain access to the properties for which you will be conducting inspections for that day
  • Collect and return keys to Lettings Agents, Landlords and other Customers
  • Produce highly detailed property reports by inputting relevant property data into handheld mobile devices that contain accurate description and supporting photographs
  • Obtain all property meter readings (gas, electric and water) for the days reports
  • Use judgement in order to make decisions regarding actions required during property inspections
  • Check own reports for accuracy and quality
  • Complete all reports within agreed timescales
  • Provide a reliable service through effective time management
  • Meet Tenants or Landlords at properties occasionally
  • Strengthen Customer relations through regular professional communication regarding property inspections
  • Ensure an excellent Customer experience at all times
  • Resolve any customer service issues or queries from Customers
  • Provide Industry and Company related knowledge to Customers as required
  • Maintain high levels of industry knowledge through self-development and training as well as training and development provided directly through the company
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence of relevant company policies and procedures

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

Business Administrator level 3 standard.

Monthly Assessor Visits (aprox 1.5 - 2 hrs).

Monthly 1 day workshops.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As we are growing there will be plenty of room for progression and development and we are after people who enjoy learning and developing and would be excited at having a career with us.

There will be Management positions available within 3 years and we are interested in someone looking to progress with us down the following career path route to become part of our Management team of the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-4/ A-C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be on your feet a lot of your day inspecting houses and recording data

About the employer

Skribes Inventory Specialists Ltd provide business administration services in the form of property inspections and detailed report writing to Residential Lettings Agents and Landlords within the Manchester City Centre and surrounding areas. We primarily provide a full range of Inventory reports at various stages of a rental tenancy cycle – Inventory reports, Check In reports, Mid Term reports, Check Out reports. We also provide Legionella Risk Assessments as a secondary service. Our services help Letting Agents manage their rented properties effectively and protect Landlords and Tenants from unfair financial losses at the end of the tenancy. Our mission is to make our customers lives easier and save them time and money through high quality reporting and a fast-same day service.





64-72 Spring Gardens


M2 2BQ

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Training provider



Tammy Timmins


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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