Business Administrator Apprentice PEEL PORTS GROUP LIMITED

Are you looking to earn a salary whilst gaining experience and a qualification? We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice based in Sheerness. You will provide general admin support within various departmental placements across the Port of Sheerness.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits include Medi-Cash, Flex-Benefits scheme, 27 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holiday (paid)

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 9:00am -5:00pm – 1-hour unpaid break for lunch

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties will include:

  • Conduct general administrative duties.
  • Receive incoming calls and emails, acting promptly and dealing with all enquiries or actions in a professional manner.
  • Supportive duties including creating folders, filing, shredding and photocopying to all departments.
  • Provision of cover for our main Reception (when required) which will include supporting the team with managing visitors, meeting room preparation, refreshments, sorting post.
  • Completion of tasks and projects as set by the various departments.


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

For this Apprenticeship Standard, learners will have the opportunity to give focus on the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the standard that will allow for good business acumen, decision making and the understanding of tools and techniques in relation to time and project management. The completion of this Apprenticeship Standard will require monthly training visits from a qualified IPS Trainer to help support the Apprentice. This will allow them to develop skills and progress the building of the Apprentice portfolio to prepare the learner for End Point Assessment.

Delivery is primarily carried out through remote visits, but the trainer will visit the learner’s workplace quarterly and at the start of training to allow for a good working relationship between all parties for smooth delivery of the Standard. Upon successful completion, the learner will achieve the Level 3 Business Administrator Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, if there is a suitable vacancy available consideration will be given to a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Interpersonal Skills, Willing to learn, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

Peel Ports is committed to promoting the health, safety and well-being of all employees by providing a safe and productive work environment and we expect all of our employees to report for work in a fit and safe condition to undertake their duties and not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As such, potential employees will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment which will include screening for drugs and alcohol. Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules.

About the employer

At Peel Ports we’re more than just a series of ports, we are an integral part of our customer’s supply chain. As the second largest port group in the UK, each year, we safely handle over 70 million tonnes of cargo from across the globe and whether it is finding efficient routes and well-connected services, close to end-destination ports or storage and freight options, we add-value to every step of the process. We enable businesses to benefit from innovative and sustainable port centric solutions, via our strategically located ports, terminals and state of the art technology. What sets us apart is the way we work with customers to extend and transform their supply chain, adding value at every touchpoint.




Sheerness Docks



ME12 1RS

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Training provider



Mandy Rai


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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