Admin Team Apprentice Shapcotts Accountants

Working in our reception office you will work with our Senior Administrators and Receptionist providing administrative support to the Directors and the Tax, Accounts & Business Services Departments.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • 30 days annual leave. • Holiday choice scheme to increase or reduce your holidays. • Day off on your birthday. • Paid overtime, TOIL and flexitime available. • Modern offices and air conditioning. • Company pension.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00. 1-hour lunch break per day.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Day-to-day duties will include:

  • Dealing with clients on a day-to-day basis
  • General typing and client correspondence
  • Diary management
  • Paperless office database maintenance
  • Develop into a role to take full responsibility for administrative sub-areas
  • Other general administrative duties.

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

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • This apprenticeship will be completed by working 4 days per week onsite with the employer, learning the job role and gaining valuable work experience, and then 1 day per week completing college work remotely.
  • English and maths Functional Skills may be completed alongside the apprenticeship if necessary, however, passing this will be mandatory to receive the Level 3 Business Administration qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be opportunities for the successful apprentice to progress into roles such as that of an office administrator upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Time Management, Proactive, Motivated, Efficient, Independent


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

Things to consider

We are a family firm that offers flexibility, variety, and opportunity. Most of your time will be spent in our reception office, although you will be dealing with other departments each day. After initial training, you will speak to clients both by telephone and face to face. If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a Derby College email address ( Please make sure to check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders, to avoid missing out on this opportunity. Please consider whitelisting the domain in your email system. Failure to respond to emails will lead to withdrawal of your application.

About the employer

Shapcotts Accountants are a firm of chartered accountants that provide annual accounts, complete income tax returns, carry our client bookkeeping & VAT returns also a payroll bureau service to companies, business owners and individuals.


Shapcotts Accountants





DE21 6BF

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Training provider



Niall Cade


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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