Business Administrator Apprenticeship APPLEGATE IB LTD

This vacancy is for a Business Administrator Apprentice based in Burnley, Lancashire. 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


    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 to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Administrator required to assist in a busy insurance broking office in Padiham. Proficient use of Word & Excel is required. You will be trained to use the internal office system. The successful applicant will have a bright personality, a sense of humour and be prepared to work hard. It will be necessary to accompany the Director to visit some clients, and also attend some networking meetings. There is no uniform, but a smart dress code is essential. No insurance knowledge is required as you will receive basic training on this.

# The general administration duties within this role may include:

* Taking phone calls.
* Sending and receiving e-mails.
* Filing.
* Photocopying.
* Data input.
* Any other general admin duties and ad-hoc duties as defined by management.

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?

The opportunities in the world of business are endless. Many apprentices start in business administration, customer service or accountancy, which are great steppingstones into lots of exciting careers.  
You can go on to specialise in a particular field and into management. You will find people who started in administration working in all professional areas and at all levels. If you are good at IT and enjoy working with others, then a Business Apprenticeship could give your career a great start. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Established in 1977, Margins Insurance provide Independent advice in all aspects of Insurance services. We are based in Padiham, Lancashire.




86 Burnley Road



BB12 8QN

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Training provider



Morgan Horne

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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