Apprentice Business Administrator SMALLEY MARSEY RISPIN ARCHITECTS LTD

SMR Architects is an award-winning North Yorkshire architects practice, located in Harrogate. We are seeking a Business Administrator Apprentice to join our dynamic and collaborative team. Duties will include assisting the Office Manager with answering the telephone and responding to email enquiries in a timely manner and general administrative duties.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting the Office Manager
  • Answering the telephone and responding to email enquiries in a timely manner
  • General administrative duties
  • Scanning incoming post and delivery notes
  • Assisting with data entry into our bespoke database
  • Assisting with collating and sending out marketing material
  • Assisting with the office supplies
  • Providing printer readings to suppliers
  • Assisting with travel arrangement bookings
  • Prioritising own work and ensuring all work is completed to a high standard
  • To liaise with clients / suppliers

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

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard:

  • Apprenticeship training will follow a work-based learning model, in which you will be based in the workplace full-time
  • Monthly visits and progress reviews with your work-based assessor will be used to guide and support you through your apprenticeship off the job learning and preparation for end point assessment
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Could lead to full-time opportunities within the company such as a full-time Administrator.

The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiasm


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

About the employer

SMR Architects is an award-winning North Yorkshire architects practice, located in the centre of Harrogate. Our team are dynamic and collaborative, use creativity and innovation to give the best possible service to our customers. During Summer 2022, SMR won ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Harrogate Business Excellence Awards. Our growing team, of over 50 ambitious individuals, would like a keen and thoughtful Apprentice to work in the admin support side of the business.








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Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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