Transport office business administration apprentice GEORGE TAYLOR & CO LIFTING GEAR (MIDLANDS)LTD

Daily duties will include ensuring goods are despatched when required, check customer status, check stock, liaise with sales department relating to any anomalies. You will pass picking list to warehouse for packing and liaise with warehouse personnel and check overdue orders against shipment reports. Please see full job description.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Must be 18+ due to working hours being over 40 per week. We offer 28 days paid holiday per year (including Bank holidays) and package includes Company Pension and Personal Health Plan.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 8.30am - 5.15pm. Must be aged 18+ due to working hours.

    Total hours per week: 41.25

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will involve:

  • Ensuring the health & safety of yourself and your colleagues is of paramount importance in carrying out your duties
  • Ensuring good are despatched when required
  • Checking customer status, check stock, liaise with sales department rleating to any anomolies
  • Pass picking list to warehouse for packing and liaise with warehouse personnel regarding problem orders or special requirements
  • Check overdue orders against shipment reports and pass picking list to warehouse once the shipment has bee booked in
  • Obtain proof of delivery upon customer request
  • Chase carriers regarding late / lost deliveries and liaise with the sales department
  • Ensure local delivery drivers have correct paperwork for deliveries and collections
  • Input packing information from picking lists onto carrier's website to produce labels
  • Complete the despatch procedure for each order
  • Pass delivery notes, test certificates and labels to warehouse
  • Arrange collection of good via carriers
  • Work and assist as directed
  • Print off the carrier's manifest and price up each consignment sent
  • Ensuring test certificates owing report is generated and checked for missing certificates
  • Chase suppliers for missing test certificates
  • Test certificate input - check stock received against information on the test certificate and enter onto the system
  • Checking / passing purchase invoices

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Standard
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • 20% off the job training - at In-Comm Training WS9 8UG

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time role upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C and above) Essential

About the employer

As the premier UK brand of lifting products, hoisting products and mechanical handling products, George Taylor offer a wide range of standard items. They also create bespoke design and manufactured products to complete the one stop shop facility, for all your lifting and moving needs.








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Training provider



Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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