Administrative duties within a busy department, to include answering telephone calls and emails, planning and deployment of works to service team members and utilising in house service platform. Also, working alongside different departments on collaborations and filing and general administrative duties.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Involved in and accountable for understanding and using the recently introduced purchase ordering process
  • Raising sales invoices through to issuing to customer
  • Involved in raising purchase orders through to invoices and reconciliation
  • Provide support to the finance team, underpinning the wider financial stability of the business through an understanding and confidence of using internal processes and systems
  • Matching and coding invoices, reconciling supplier statements
  • Working both independently and collaboratively in a small organisation

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

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard.

In-house training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis with the current finance team. You will not be required to attend Dudley College premises as the course is delivered in the workplace only.

An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification.

Employer will provide on the job training in each department with an experienced member of staff.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified, the right candidate, who has shown the correct skill set to suit the business, will be offered a full-time permanent job with us. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable, Punctual, Honest, Willing to learn


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

Things to consider

Holiday 23 days a year and 3 held back for Christmas Shutdown. After 5 years increase of 1 day, after 6 years 2 days. Max of 28 days after 10 years. Private healthcare available. Enrolment in company pension when applicable.

About the employer

Argus fire is: The UK’s class-leading supplier of fire detection and fire protection systems. One of the largest privately owned fire protection businesses in the UK Trusted to deliver on budget, on time and to specification. A company built on over 30 years’ service and performance.




Hendglade House 46 New Road



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Training provider



Claire Harper

01384 363107

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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