Office Secretary Apprentice Harrowby Estates

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly-organised individual to provide full office support to the Harrowby Estate, based at Sandon Hall in Stafford. Duties include general reception duties, including enquiries both in-person and over the phone and making drinks for the office.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 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

    Days to be confirmed, 8:30am--4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Incoming and outgoing post
  • Emails
  • Norton Log Sales
  • Catering organisation
  • Oil orders
  • Estate Vehicles
  • Moorings and Visitor Passes
  • First Aid list
  • Key cupboard
  • Calendar and diaries
  • Help with filing certificates
  • General reception duties, including enquiries both in-person and over the phone and making drinks for the office
  • Stationery orders
  • Payroll files, archive book and labels
  • Any other jobs as required by line manager

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

Business Administration Level 3 -

Training to take place one day per week at NSCG: Stafford College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Could lead to a permanent position following completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Sandon Hall has been the ancestral home of the Harrowby family since 1776, when Nathaniel, 1st Baron Harrowby bought a shooting lodge and had it transformed by the architect Samuel Wyatt into a Georgian House.


Harrowby Estates


The Estate Office



ST18 0DA


Rachel Mountford

01889 508347

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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Hub

01782 254287

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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