Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3 SL2 (SQUARED) LIMITED

Working as a member of our procurement team, the Apprentice Buyer role will support the Buyer at our office in South Yorkshire Your appointment to this position will be integral to the overall success of our business.

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

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, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Responsibilities Assisting or development of skills to:

  • Assist with managing a large portfolio of suppliers.
  • Sourcing and negotiating with existing suppliers.
  • Ensuring supplies adhere to quality, service, and best practice initiatives.
  • Assisting with tendering activity, product enquiries and ad-hoc project work
  • Purchasing of standard and non-standard stock items
  • Reporting and statistical analysis
  • Upholding procurement strategy
  • Maximizing profitability and minimizing risk to the Business
  • Undertaking stock control and administration activities
  • Key Knowledge
  • Polite & helpful telephone manner
  • The ability to word process documents with accuracy. 
  • Versatile IT skills with a good knowledge of MS Office (Word,  Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent numerical skills

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

The apprentice will complete the following training:

  • How to manage stakeholders
  • Relevant laws and regulations such as health and safety, data protection & equality
  • Financial processes such as accounting, payroll, & managing budgets
  • How to manage change
  • Project management
  • Factors that affect organisations
  • Record & document production
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Coaching others
  • Effective communications
  • Quality procedures
  • Planning & organisation

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of a full-time permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship 
  • Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 4 Higher
    Apprenticeship in Business Administration
  • Possible other job roles could include - Administration Team Leader/office supervisor, personal assistant

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, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent Math's & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
Other Functional Skills Math's & English (Grade Level 2) Desired

About the employer

We pride ourselves on having a team of experienced professionals in place who can manage any part of a construction project, from providing feasibility studies, estimating through to design, project management and construction work. Combine these people together and you have a full service construction management company able to take on any aspect of a commercial build project. Our team has experience of doing the job as well as managing it, with our senior management team all learning their trade from the ground up, working for independent construction firms as well as national contractors. This puts SL2 in a great place when it comes to project management as we have the skills and experience to both manage and deliver to the highest standards.




Unit 5a Amberley Court

103 Effingham Street


S65 1BL

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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


Shirley Kay

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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