Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship SWIFTOOL PRECISION ENGINEERING LIMITED

A new and exciting opportunity is available for a Business Admin Apprentice to join Swiftool's dynamic, family owned Engineering Company. The successful candidate will provide efficient and effective administration support to areas of the business such as Finance, Quality, Human Resources, Operations, IT, Sales and Procurement.

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Closing date: 15 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,433.28 to £20,589.92

    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 - Thursday 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday 8.00am - 2.30pm. You are entitled to an unpaid lunch break of 30 minutes, each working day.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The successful candidate will provide efficient and effective administration support to all areas of the business

Typical duties of the apprentice will include:

  • Data entry
  • Report writing
  • Filing
  • Use of Microsoft Software
  • Liaising with staff, clients and visitors regarding company related matters
  • Handling queries
  • Meeting arranging and minute taking
  • Information handling
  • Raising purchase orders
  • Processing invoices
  • Ensuring compliance and quality assurance is met in line with company procedures 
  • Providing any other administrational support to areas of the business

As part of the apprenticeship you will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence.

The training you will be getting

  • By completing the Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship, you will gain a qualification equivalent to two A-levels
  • During the apprenticeship, you will be required to undertake off the job training; this will be provided to you during your working hours and will account for 20% of your working time

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following completion of the apprenticeship, there may be many opportunities to progress within Swiftool, in departments such as: HR, Finance, Quality or Sales
  • There are also other progress routes on to further qualifications in these subjects or other business areas

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Strong literacy skills, Interpersonal skills, Strong Microsoft Office skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C or 4 or above) Essential
Other Microsoft Office Applications (e.g. Excel, Word) (Grade Proficient) Desired

Things to consider

Candidates must be able to travel to Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield on a daily basis

About the employer

SPE Ltd is an award winning, family owned, UK award winning precision engineering business which has experienced high growth since 2002. Our apprenticeship program offers personalised learning in a structured work environment whilst providing employer led qualifications.




Swiftool House, Brookside Way


NG17 2NL


Kahl Newrick



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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

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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