Apprentice Business Administrator PARKER HOME IMPROVEMENTS LTD

Due to recent growth, we have an opportunity for the right candidate who is ambitious, reliable, responsive and responsible to take up an apprentice business admin role. The company is currently expanding, which will allow the right candidate time to learn on a lesser workload that would increase and potentially expand as the company grows.

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Closing date: 21 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm (30 minute lunch break) and Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm (30 minutes lunch break).

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

If you are looking to learn and grow within an organisation, then this position will give you that opportunity to explore all areas of business admin from customer relations to project coordination. You should apply to this post if your desire is to become a well organised individual who is capable of multi-tasking, working alone as well as in a team. Working at Parker Home Improvements will enable you to problem solve, think for yourself and carry out administrative tasks timeously and effectively.

Some tasks may include:

  • Answering and redirecting phone calls
  • Diary management
  • Setting up Job folders for site
  • Following up on sent estimates
  • Typing estimates
  • Filing
  • Updating company email inbox (sorting, saving, redirecting emails)
  • Stock taking
  • Day to day admin tasks
  • Social media management
  • Loading purchase receipts to Xero
  • Assisting with month end accounts where necessary
  • Invoicing

Within a general week you would work on a job leads spreadsheet (sorting and removing duplicates, removing areas we do not service, sending out correspondence / communications). Typing up estimates. Contacting new enquiries and booking site surveys for the estimator. Answering the phone and either redirecting or assisting where possible. Update inbox, open job folders, contact customers for estimate feedback. Update customer details, update job boards. Filing. Booking in contractors to specific sites. Managing the social media accounts.

The training you will be getting

Business Administration level 3 Qualification - On site training / learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Office Management / Project Management / Project Co-ordinator.

(Possibility of managing the plumbing division upon completion of apprentice, or evolving into low scale project co-ordination / management).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 2/C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 2/C/4) Desired

Things to consider

We have onsite parking. Kitchenette on site for coffee and tea which is supplied by the company. 28 Annual leave days (inc. bank holidays), extra day off on your birthday. Currently a successful small to medium business and as we grow this post will start off with a small manageable workload that over time will grow – giving the successful candidate a good opportunity to learn, grow and take on a bigger workload over time.

About the employer

Small intimate company, our mission is to provide customer service where other building companies fail to do so. We aim to be responsive, informative, and reliable. As Parker Home Improvements is not a corporate company, there is more opportunity to express ideas and methods of carrying out tasks. We brainstorm together and explore different avenues for advertising and marketing. Our site teams are knowledgeable and reliable and due to their hard work, they promote what we are offering our customers. The ideal candidate would need to be ambitious, proactive, flexible and responsible. There is an ideal opportunity for learning and growing with the company as we expand and securing future employment on the successful completion of the apprenticeship.







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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


The Apprenticeship Team

01284 788005

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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