Business Administrator Apprentice FORD & SLATER LIMITED

Ford and Slater have an exciting position as an Apprentice Sales Administrator in the fantastic team at our DAF Trucks dealership in Leeds. Our company has been globally recognised for its contributions to the industry.

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Closing date: 19 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Under 18 - £5.28 p/h 18 – 20 - £7.49 p/h 21 – 22 - £10.18 p/h Over 23 - £10.42 p/h

    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

    Mon – Fri 08:30 – 17:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Be IT literate with an eye for detail
  • A customer focused individual with excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to work commitments to meet the demands of the job
  • Organise the ordering, invoicing, and taxation of vehicles
  • Build a network of strong relationships with customers and key contacts
  • Liaise with customers, sub-contractors, sales team and factory representatives to solve problems as they arise
  • Manage databases across multiple industry-specific IT systems
  • Manage incoming calls from new and existing customers
  • Maintain vehicle files in line with company and legal requirements

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

Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3 – Leeds City College.

The successful candidate will also be enrolled on a DAF training plan. The training plan will include a variety of online and face-to-face courses aimed at improving product knowledge.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Looking to employ full-time once the course is complete.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Essential

About the employer

Ford & Slater is one of the largest DAF Truck Dealership groups in the UK. We offer a range of cost-effective transport and finance solutions. As a privately-owned company we take a long-term view. The Company owns the majority of its dealerships, profits have been re-invested since 1991 and security of employment is very important. Our Mission Statement is to exceed our customer’s expectations by offering high quality transport services in an ethical manner at competitive prices. We will achieve this by utilising the synergies within our dealership group, offering innovative solutions and a “one-stop shop” provided by highly motivated and skilled long-term employees, reinvesting profits to provide modern, safe premises.




Grangefield Industrial Estate

LS28 6SD

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Training provider



James Lund


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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