Apprentice Administration Assistant J K DESIGN & MANUFACTURE LTD

JK Design & Manufacture is an established and growing sheet metal business based in Colwick, employing 20 people. We currently have a vacancy in the role of Apprentice Administration Assistant. The responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to the functions detailed within, which must be carried out in an accurate and timely manner.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 08:30 to 17:00, Friday 08:30 to 14:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to the following functions which must be carried out in an accurate and timely manner:

  • Receive customer orders and process all related information into company database.
  • Process all relevant documentation from receipt of sales order to invoicing of goods to customer.
  • Liaise with internal staff to agree customer delivery dates.
  • Liaise with customers in relation to delivery dates, prices and quality issues and any other relevant matters, at all times offering a professional and positive attitude.
  • Arrange appropriate transportation for delivery of customer orders.
  • Carry out any other reasonable administrative tasks as required.
  • Process Sales & Purchase Invoices for goods sold and bought by the company ensuring all data is accurate.
  • Process payments and receipts.
  • Carry out month-end accounts balancing.
  • Obtain best prices from current and potential new suppliers.
  • Place and progress purchase orders with appropriate suppliers acting in the best interests of the company at all times.
  • Maintain regular and accurate filing of all accounting and administrative documents.

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

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This is a work based programme which means that all of your learning will take place on the site of your employment and within your contracted working hours.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full-time employment upon successful completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired

About the employer

JK Design & Manufacture is a leading subcontract manufacturer of precision sheet metal components and assemblies with a reputation you can rely on. Our company has long term relationships with many well respected organisations both national and international.








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Training provider



Karen Millward

01623 900632

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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