Business Administration Apprentice ROTHWELL GROUP LTD

Our Business Administration Apprenticeship programme will provide you with the skills and personal development you need in an environment where you can thrive and achieve your potential, while getting the support needed to become a qualified administrator. The role will be varied, with the opportunity to be working alongside other Administrators dealing with Finance, HR, Procurement and Bidding.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    Actual salary to be agreed, however the this will meet NMW and will be dependant on age and experience

    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 – 09:00 – 17:00 with an hour for lunch. We would be open to a different work pattern or even part time working for the right candidate.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will be varied, with the opportunity to be working alongside other Administrators dealing with Finance, HR, Procurement and Bidding.

Working with us as a Business Administration Apprentice, you will see that our business is centred around community, people and society.

We're embarking on an exciting period of growth and transformation and have ambitious plans, which are guided by our strong foundations.

Rothwell Group love to give our colleagues the opportunity to thrive, encouraging them to take on challenges that meet the needs of our current and future clients.

Our workplace culture will allow you to pick up not only the knowledge and skills to be used in your future career but also experience working in a professional but relaxed environment that will give you the confidence to excel in your role and develop as a professional.

As a qualified administrator ​here at Rothwell Group, your role would typically be working alongside experienced administrator’s undertaking various office tasks, the role will support the other departments within the business and with your assistance will ensure work is delivered on time. The skills you would learn throughout your apprenticeship would include:

·         Procurement:

Issuing Purchase Orders to Suppliers and Sub-contractors through our purchase order system to ensure contracts run in a timely manner due to goods and services being delivered on time.

Processing the arrival of invoices and ensuring these are logged to the correct jobs.

Dealing with invoice queries and speaking to suppliers and sub-contractors to obtain a solution.

·         Colleague timesheets:

Collating colleague timesheets to ensure payment is processed in a timely manner.

·         Compliance:

Ensuring all documentation is kept up to date and stored in the appropriate manner in readiness for Audit.

·         Administration:

Preparing site documentation including Risk Assessments.

Typing of quotations.

Arranging training for other members of staff.

Arranging Travel and Accommodation for members of staff.

General office duties including filing, scanning, ordering of Stationery and PPE Equipment and dealing with the incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries.

·         Customer Service:

You will be the first point of call for telephone calls coming into the office, ensuring we go above and beyond customer expectations to offer a seamless excellent service.

·         Team Work:

This role will give you the skills and abilities to be an effective Team Player in a busy team.

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

Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3.

What will I study?
This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as Business Administrator and will include the following:

Use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data

Understand how to behave in a professional way including personal presentation, respect, respecting and encouraging diversity to cater for wider audiences, punctuality and attitude to colleagues, customers and key stakeholders.

Understand how to draft correspondence, write reports and be able to review others' work.

Understand how to make effective decisions based on sound reasoning and be able to deal with challenges in a mature way.

Understand how to build and maintain relationships within your own team and across the organisation.

Understand how to share administrative best-practice across the organisation e.g. coach others to perform tasks correctly.

Understand how to use relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report.

You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship which will form the basis for the interview during the End-Point Assessment (EPA). Also, a project or process improvement will be completed over 21 to 35 hours during the apprenticeship which will form part of the EPA.

Method of delivery:
Apprentices will typically attend York College on a day release for the duration of the apprenticeship and work with their employer for the remainder of their contracted hours. During their time in College, apprentices will work towards developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours, and at work will consolidate their on-programme learning with the support of their employer. An assessor will visit every 8-10 weeks to discuss and monitor progress on the apprenticeship in conjunction with the employer.

How will I be assessed?
Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will comprise of a 60-minute computer-based knowledge test of 50 questions, a 45-minute interview based on your portfolio of evidence, and a 10-15 minute presentation based on the project completed during the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Opportunity to learn and develop within the company.

We truly believe that we put our people at the heart of everything we do, and you will have the job security and development opportunities, so why not join us, and be a part of our continuing growth and success? With exciting future ambitions, we couldn’t think of a better time for you to join us!

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 2 other subjects (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Our Office is based in York and is quite central for Buses and Trains if required although will be in a walking distance. After you submit your application, please look out for an email from Check your spam folder, too. You must reply, otherwise your application will be rejected.

About the employer

With over 35 years of continued experience and excellence, we have to built a strong reputation. During the early years of the company’s growth we covered Industrial, commercial, maintenance and build projects, providing a dedicated and complete service across our customer base. Rothwell's are recognised as a highly renowned and reputable contractor within the industry. Over the past years Rothwell's, as a company has achieved major industry accreditations and recently become a Principal Contractor Licence holder for Network Rail. This has led to the award of several frame works to date, along with working on a sub-contract basis to a number of Main Frame Contract companies. We knowingly pride ourselves on the attention to detail that our experienced, dedicated staff take when undertaking a project and believe we have one of the most competent teams within this industry to complete to specification, within budget and time-frame whilst also dedicating ourselves to promoting high health and safety standards without compromise.







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Training provider




01904 770368

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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