Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship VANGUARD ACCESSORIES LIMITED

Here at Van Guard, we are currently looking for an Apprentice in Business Administration to join our Purchasing & Stock Control Department. As an employee of Van Guard you should work as part of the team, being flexible in your approach to your work, fulfilling any reasonable request to do any task that arises and is within your capability.

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Closing date: 16 Jul 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

    Monday - Friday, Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Business Administrator Apprentice, you will be expected to support in the following:

  • Monitor stock levels and ensure that inventory is maintained to meet customer demand
  • Perform regular stock counts and reconcile physical stock with computer records
  • Receive and process incoming deliveries, ensuring that all items are accurately documented
  • Prepare and process stock replenishment orders through MRP
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of stock movements
  • Monitor stock levels to identify any discrepancies
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that stock levels are maintained
  • Provide support to the team in any other tasks as required
  • Actively support in lean activities
  • Ensuring all resources and assets are used efficiently and correctly
  • Attend training as required
  • To follow the company’s procedures and policies including Quality, Health and Safety, Environmental, Equal Opportunities, IT and Security
  • Attend meetings
  • To ensure Personal Data is managed in compliance with company policy

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

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • This apprenticeship is equivalent to an A-Level
  • Training will take place both online and in person to meet the needs of the business and the apprentice
  • If you do not already have your maths and English GCSE's then this will be achieved as part of your apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression opportunites to become a permanent member of the Van Guard Accessories team will be available for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Time management skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Here at Van Guard, these are the 4 pillars we live by: Reliability - From our products to our people. This underpins every conversation and transaction we have and is at the heart of what we do. Collaboration - Working together achieves great things. It’s important we listen and learn from both our customers and colleagues. Positivity - We see opportunity where others see challenges. We resonate with businesses of a like mind, with both of us succeeding in the process. Commitment - Commitment is the key to long term and sustainable success. We’ve been manufacturing for 45 years and will continue for 45 more. We want like-minded individuals like you to be a part of that culture. ‘Who is Van Guard?’ I hear you say, well we are one of the market leading van storage and security product manufactures within both the UK and Europe. From Roof Racks to van locks, we do it all! All made in Devon, here at the Exeter Airport Business Park. We pride ourselves on our expertly made items and out of this world aftersales service if anything is to go wrong.









Ashley Pym


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Training provider



Kate McCracken



Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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