Apprentice Business Administrator MESSRS P IRVING & SONS LTD

We are a small family business with a busy office needing an enthusiastic and hardworking trainee apprentice to help support existing office staff and company directors with their daily duties. Leaving school and taking a college course in Business Administration or A-Level graduate would be considered for this Apprenticeship role.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28-£7.49 per hour.

    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, shift patterns to be confirmed with apprentice.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Provide help to existing office staff to complete daily duties dealing with basic administration tasks and procedures.

  • Switchboard phone answering and message taking
  • Weighbridge ticketing for incoming and outgoing loads
  • Photocopying and scanning office documents
  • Customer sales for firewood and deliveries
  • Sorting, recording and handling of PPE for the sawmill staff
  • Data entry work for the sage accounting system
  • Data collection and input for business weekly and monthly figures
  • Stationary sorting, recording and handling
  • Learning the goods' inward and outwards process for round and sawn timber
  • Handling deliveries to the site of machinery, spare parts, etc

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator qualification to be delivered via one day a week study leave at Kendal College
  • Where the apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 English and maths, they will be supported to do so before taking the end-point assessment
  • The role will be based at Sawmill Office, Hutton Roof, Kirkby Lonsdale

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progress to a full-time role with promotion opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiasm


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4+) Desired

About the employer

Family sawmill providing quality sawn timber that is sourced locally since 1954.








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Training provider



Wendy Simpson

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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