Business Administration Apprentice CARWOOD MOTOR UNITS LIMITED

This is an opportunity to join the friendly hard-working team at Carwood as a Business Administration apprentice. Working in rotation across departments you will gain experience and knowledge of the business gaining confidence and expertise in to support you in your role going forward. You will answer calls and produce RFQs and place sales orders, deal with warranty returns and ensure our contract customers' orders are met through production.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2025

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, 0800 - 1630 with 30 minute lunchbreak.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2025

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking to recruit an apprentice to work across our Business Support functions.

This is a varied role where you will rotate within our administration departments, including:

  • Customer service – where you will answer calls and produce RFQs and place sales orders
  • Engineering Administration – dealing with warranty returns
  • Contract Administration – ensuring our contract customers' orders are met through production, you will be required to complete job cards with hours of work, raise shipment notes and invoices.
  • Purchasing – Source parts and obtain best pricing for the company

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

In house training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis. 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.

Daily on the job training will be provided by the employer.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent role within Company for the right candidate, advance to Team Leader.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Reliable, Punctual


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

About the employer

Carwood Motor Units Ltd was established as an independent auto-electrical specialist in August 1966, since then it has grown steadily in size and technical capability both organically and by strategic acquisition. Today we have over 244 employees, with a large proportion of highly skilled technical personnel. The Company has 5 main operational centres in the UK. The Head Office in Binley, Coventry, employs more than 110 staff and is the principle technical services centre and specialised parts distribution point for home and export sales, “Carwood Defence” is based at Coventry. The Birmingham “Carwood Diesel Systems” facility has approximately 80 employees and is one of the most advanced diesel fuel injection (DFI) remanufacturing centres in the world. It includes a Class 7 Clean Room to ISO 14644 for product assembly and a full vehicle diagnostic service unit. Carwood Nottingham was opened in 2012; it is a world class turbocharger and rotating machine remanufacturing facility. The fourth location is Carwood Rewind in Yeovil, this is a specialised rotating electrical remanufacturing centre with a comprehensive coil rewinding capability covering a wide range of AC and DC motor or generator applications and provides the Carwood Group with a vertically integrated electrical machine remanufacturing capability. The latest centre opened in January 2017 is located in Telford and is required to provide additional remanufacturing capacity for rotating machines and other electrical equipment.




Unit 2 - 6, Willow Court

Crystal Drive


B66 1RD

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Training provider



Claire Harper

01384 363107

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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