Business Administration Apprentice SELDRAM SUPPLIES (OXFORD) LTD

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, well-organised individual who is looking to start their career in administration and build a long-term career with a rapidly growing independent, local business. You will be interacting with colleagues, customers & suppliers daily and assist with day-to-day administration.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday (9:00am - 5:00pm); 1-hour for lunch breaks.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role is very much based around being a team player, as you will be given the opportunity to work with various departments, such as accounts, sales and purchasing.

This will give you valuable experience of how businesses are run and allow you to put your new business skills into practice.

You will be interacting with colleagues, customers & suppliers daily and assist with the day-to-day administration that is vital for our business’s growth. 

Your key responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Answering the telephones and dealing with enquiries
  • Corresponding & processing orders via email
  • Covering daily banking and other basic accounts tasks
  • Providing support to the management team & running reports
  • Organising events for business and manage associated costs
  • Producing system reports, working with Excel spreadsheets and data collection/processing
  • Sourcing new products & suppliers
  • Liaising with suppliers & our warehouse team and help control stock
  • Assisting with project work  
  • We are offering a permanent contract to our apprentice who is looking to gain an understanding of how business works in practice and, through business administration, progress with our business as it grows
  • Full training & support alongside your apprenticeship will be provided

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

Level 3 Business Administrator standard.

  • 15 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment
  • Work-based training with your employer
  • 10 days Business Professionals training at college
  • Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours per week at work 

Qualifications included:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths 

End Point Assessment:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio based interview
  • Project/improvement presentation 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Seldram is a progressive and ambitious family business who believe in developing their own staff for future success.

Completing an apprenticeship with Seldram will provide the grounding for individuals to progress within the business and specialise into a function that suits their skill set as they develop.

There will be opportunities to further their learning by doing additional qualifications and our ambition will be that our apprentice will be continuously supported and potentially become a department manager in the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Good standard of written work, Reliable and hard working, Ambitious, Motivated, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent any 4 subjects (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

We are based on the outskirts of Eynsham and so travelling by bus isn’t ideal from some locations and you would need to allow for a 10 min walk from the bus stop to the office. We also have two office dogs and so the applicant needs to decide if this will be an issue for them. Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early and start date brought forward. Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus.  This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions.  As a new Apprenticeship applicant, you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session, please call us on 01235 216216.     By applying for this vacancy, you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.

About the employer

Seldram Supplies is a family run cleaning and janitorial product supplier based in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. Our customers include Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford University, schools, colleges, pubs, clubs, event companies, contract cleaners and commercial kitchens.







OX29 4JB

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Training provider



01235 216216

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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