This vacancy is for a Business Administrator Apprentice based in Darwen. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to support the business with general administrative duties as well as other ad-hoc duties defined by management.

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Closing date: 26 Jan 2024

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 to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Perspex International is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of acrylic-based products including the familiar brand name Perspex. The Darwen site focuses on the manufacture of cast acrylic sheet, liquid dispersions and colour.
This is a great opportunity to gain insight into the Health & Safety aspect of a manufacturing business whilst studying for a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

About the role

  • Provide a support function whilst learning on the job
  • Providing general, effective and efficient administration support to the Health & Safety team
  • Assist with managing internal training database and updating records.
  • Observing, learning and understanding Health & Safety processes and the importance of H&S within the workplace
  • Assist with company risk assessments
  • Stay current with health & safety legislation as part of your continuous professional development
  • One day a week studying at College / Online (18 months course)
  • Level 3 in Business Administration Apprenticeship
  • 37.5 Hours a week


  • Bupa Private Healthcare
  • Free access to Employee Assistance Programme and Wellbeing benefits
  • Dental and Optical Healthcare Programme
  • Generous Pension Plan with Aviva
  • Life Assurance of 4x salary
  • Free access to online discount platform, Sodexo.
  • Free secure parking
  • Employee of the Month Awards
  • 25 days Holiday (plus bank holidays)


The training you will be getting

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration, QCF.
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The opportunities in the world of business are endless. Many apprentices start in business administration, which is a great stepping stone into lots of exciting careers. You can go on to specialise in a particular field and into management. You will find people who started in administration working in all professional areas and at all levels. If you are good at IT and enjoy working with others then a Business Apprenticeship could give your career a great start.

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, Team working, Driving License (Desirable)


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

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company directly. Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Perspex acrylic sheet is recognised as a premium product, one of the best quality acrylic materials in the world. Continuous innovation over the past years has resulted in the creation of a wide spectrum of products. These innovative materials are widely used in various areas of application such as architecture, visual communication, shopfitting, furniture construction, and lighting. The versatility of PERSPEX acrylic sheets offer international designers a valuable source of inspiration.




Orchard Mill Duckworth Street



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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


Morgan Horne


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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