Business Administration Apprentice - Production Planning department CASTINGS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

Castings P.L.C are offering the chance for a candidate to take part in the Business Administration apprenticeship as a part of the production planning team. You will carry out a wide range of duties, with a view to working in the production planning team after successful completion of the apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 10 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Monthly bonus based on company performance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.15am - 5pm Friday 8.15am - 1.45pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensure levels of stock and finished goods are monitored and maintained
  • Collaborate with customers to support their needs and demands by producing parts efficiently and on time
  • Ensure resources are available for the factory plan
  • Screen calls and take detailed, accurate messages where necessary
  • Photocopying, binding, and filing all company documents
  • Assist with Health and Safety checks
  • Update contact list on the data base
  • Providing support to reception during busy periods
  • Booking meeting rooms

The training you will be getting

You will gain a Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship qualification. As part of this apprentice training, you will be required to attend college, In-Comm Training Services Ltd, Aldridge, WS9 8UG, for induction and an assessor will visit you in the company one day a month.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full-time position within the production planning department on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Candidate must be physically fit as the job role includes lifting and moving stock.

About the employer

Castings P.L.C. is a market leading iron casting and machining group based in the UK, supplying both the domestic and export markets. The original foundry operation dates back to 1835 and today the group comprises of three trading businesses, employing over 1,000 people in the UK. The group operates two iron foundries – Castings P.L.C. (Brownhills, West Midlands) and William Lee Limited (Dronfield, Derbyshire) – together with the CNC Speedwell Limited machining operation which is also based in Brownhills. The group produces Ductile iron, SG iron, Austempered ductile iron (ADI), SiMo and Ni-resist castings up to 45kg in weight. Our four Disamatic moulding machines and three horizontal green sand moulding machines provide a foundry capacity of 70,000 tonnes per annum. Our machining operation is invested to support the capacity requirements of the foundry customer base and also to expand general machining in alternative materials.




Lichfield Rd.


West Midlands

WS8 6JZ.

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Training provider


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


Alex Jones

01922 457686

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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