We are looking for a conscientious and self-motivated individual with a willingness to learn new skills. Well-developed IT skills and the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing is essential. The candidate will focus detail and accuracy, maintaining confidentiality at all times. The role is primarily office based. You will update and maintain the personnel database, monitor and take responsibility for updating the staff notice boards and Take meeting notes, produce minutes and distribute as required.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage



  • Working week

    9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, occasional weekend in line with business needs, 1 Hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assist with the distribution of incoming post
  • Ensure outgoing post is franked and ready for collection
  • Prepare new starter packs and appropriate paperwork
  • Ensuring that all new starters have a contract of employment and have completed all relevant forms
  • Assist with updating personal files ensuring they contain accurate and valid information
  • Photocopy/bind documents when required
  • Take incoming phone calls and transfer to appropriate member of staff
  • Liaise with Operational Managers regarding vacancies, assist in production and distribution of internal vacancy notices
  • Update and maintain the personnel database
  • Monitor and take responsibility for updating the staff notice boards
  • Attend appropriate meetings
  • Take meeting notes, produce minutes and distribute as required
  • Ensure confidential data is disposed off appropriately
  • Ensure that new employees are issued with a handbook/job description/performance standards
  • Ensure that all new employees are aware of the appraisal system
  • Liaise with Operational Managers and Business Support to arrange relevant training
  • Undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the role

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

The successful candidate will study a Business Administrator Level 3 Standard. This will be aided by an assessor who will carry out all assessments as work-based learning within the workplace. If required Functional Skills maths and English will be supported by the tutor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent recruitment for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Number skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Meadowhall shopping venue covers 1.4 million sq ft of floor space and inhabits 290 stores from top independent and international brands, 50 places to eat in Sheffield and drink, and an 11-screen cinema. Ever since it opened in 1990 on the site of a former steelworks, Meadowhall has been the place to shop in Sheffield in the region.




Meadowhall Centre

Meadowhall Management Suite

The Oasis

S9 1EP

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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