Training Administration Apprentice INSTITUTE OF CAST METALS ENGINEERS

We are looking to expand our small team to include a Training Administrator Apprentice who can grow and develop within the role and add value to our current team. We are looking for the right candidate to nurture and develop and to be successful with their Apprenticeship and beyond. You will manage and respond to training enquiries via multiple methods such as phone calls and emails.

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Closing date: 25 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    16-17 - £10-£12,000 18-20 - £14-16,000 21-22 - £18-19,000 23 + - £18,500-£19,500

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Mon - Thursday - 8.30am - 4.30am Friday - 8am - 1pm ( homebased) 30 minutes lunch.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Each week can be quite different in terms of tasks. Typical tasks will include:

  • Manage and respond to training enquiries via multiple methods such as phone calls and emails
  • To develop relationships with industry businesses (including SME’s, business leaders, owners, HR and training departments) and establish training requirements and training contacts
  • To coordinate marketing, delivery and evaluation of ICME training ‘offering’
  • Maintain contact details of the training leads within the foundry industry to increase our training offer
  • Engage and develop relationships with ICME members and non-members to gauge training requirements
  • Contact, develop and maintain relationships with the Foundry Industry to support the increase of training
  • General administration tasks including answering phones, emails, booking meeting rooms, taking and distributing meeting minutes, arranging hospitality and printing required paperwork
  • Carry out administration for training courses including confirmation emails, booking venues and hospitality, booking hotel rooms, making training material packs up, printing certificates for learners, confirm training dates with delivery tutors, take training bookings and update required spreadsheets
  • Supporting accredited training visit preparation for example External Quality assurance visits, tutor requirements etc
  • Reviewing and responding to feedback from delegates
  • Support Training and Quality Manager to review income and expenditure of training
  • Advertise ICME training courses via social media and website
  • Control and replenish stationery and materials for training programmes
  • Support with membership and branch event preparation
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks assigned to you by manager

The training you will be getting

You will achieve Business Administration Level 3.

A 100% tailored training and assessment program will be delivered to support you throughout your Apprenticeship, (18 months including endpoint assessment) topics covered include:

  • The Organisation
  • Value of their skills
  • Stakeholders
  • Relevant regulation
  • Policies
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Processes
  • External environmental factors
  • IT
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communications
  • Quality
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Project management

You may need to complete level 2 Maths and English Functional skills (if you cannot evidence prior grades)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential of a full-time role with our company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

About the employer

"The aim of the institute is to bring together people from all sectors and levels, to offer help and advice, networking opportunities, technical information and professional development opportunities, helping our Members make the most of their careers. The Institute is a registered End Point Assessment Organisation: we aim to be recognised in the UK as the lead organisation for the End Point Assessment, EPA, of apprentices in the industry and for the professional development of individuals. Our EPA services to employers will be flexible, responsive and effective. We want employers in the casting sector to recognise that the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers is their key partner for professional development through the work we and our members do to develop nationally recognised courses and qualifications. You too can get involved by joining ICME: your career, your industry, your Institute. ICME is a charity run by, and on behalf of, its Members."








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Nicki Bevan

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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