Administrative Apprenticeship HELIX PRECISION MACHINING LTD

Helix Precision have a great opportunity for an outgoing, enthusiastic person to join them in the role of a business administrative apprentice. The successful candidate will be trained to cover all administrative duties, such as gaining valuable skills in the precision engineering manufacturing sector.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Company pension scheme.

    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 to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will be trained to cover the below administrative duties, gaining valuable skills in the precision engineering manufacturing sector:

  • MRP system – Factory Master
  • Invoice matching – checking invoice values against purchase orders updating current prices in the MRP system requesting credit notes liaising with suppliers on a daily basis
  • Raising invoices after goods have been dispatched and sending them to customer accounts
  • RFQs – Raising a quotation and entering part numbers and descriptions and filing associated drawings away in the correct folders


  • Entering in manual invoices, entering direct debits, making supplier payments and marking them up in Sage
  • Statements – sending out statements every month to customers and chasing payment
  • End of month supplier payments and sending a remittance


  • Wages – working out all employees overall hours and submitting them to our accountant and then paying all employees every week
  • Answering the phone and taking messages

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator standard
  • Functional Skills in maths, English & IT (if required)
  • Regular training and development to meet the needs of the employer and the apprentice

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity of full-time employment upon completion of the advanced apprenticeship if available.

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 Maths & English (Grade Grade A - C / 7 - 4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Business Administration (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

Applicant must attend HTAE initial assessment and interview process in order to be considered for shortlisting by the company, invites to these sessions will be sent via the email you have used to apply.

About the employer

Since its inception in 2003 Helix Precision has developed into one of the leading precision engineering companies in the north of England producing precision components and one off fully assembled products to a broad and varied customer base. Helix Precision has experienced rapid growth due to its continual investment in the latest CNC machinery and software, Stringent quality control and its unrivalled customer service. Helix Precision is a progressive company that aims to continually improve manufacturing practices and seek out new market areas through the willingness to adapt and change. Each stage of production, including finishing, assembly and shipment, is closely monitored. Our expertise lies in tailoring a manufacturing solution to each client’s needs.








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Training provider



Employer Engagement Team

01482 614157

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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