Business Admin Apprentice COMPASS FUELS OILS LTD

This vacancy is for a Business Administrator Apprentice based in Preston. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to support the business with general administrative duties as well as other ad-hoc duties defined by management.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working within the Accounts Department of a growing Local Fuel Supplier & National Distributor, you will be
supporting and be part of the Accounts team, you may also be expected to provide Admin support to the Sales
Team when required. We are based in a semi rural location and therefore transport / access to public transport is
an essential consideration for applicants.

During your Apprenticeship you can expect to be involved in the following duties with varying degrees of frequency:

  •  Learning about the companies mission and available products/services
  • Processing of Customer Orders and Maintaining Customer Data Database
  •  Inputting figures accurately to create customer Invoices
  •  Emails Outbound, both with and without attachments
  •  Emails  Inbound, manage and distribute a high volume of emails ensuring they are distributed and
    actioned appropriately.
  •  Filing
  •  Utilising spreadsheets to manage and manipulate data.
  •  Deal with Incoming and Outgoing Mail
  •  Handle cash payments, creating receipts and posting of payments
  •  Telephone calls inbound and outbound
  •  Ordering and monitoring of stationery stocks
  •  Writing and editing company correspondence
  •  Taking phone messages and passing them on
  •  Being willing and ready to take on other administrative tasks that are required

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

  •  BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration, QCF.
  •  (Functional Skills, Level 2 - maths, English - if not already achieved).
  •  Employer Rights and Responsibilities.
  •  Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position and an opportunity to develop in different departments and upskill EG HGV license or sales team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company directly. Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Compass Fuels supply red diesel and gas oil suppliers specialising in emergency red diesel delivery, gas oil drums and barrels.




The Fuel Depot Leyland Road




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Training provider



Morgan Horne


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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