Business Administrator Apprentice 1ST HORIZON SURVEYING & ENGINEERING

The successful applicant will work closely with our Project Managers and QA Lead to support and maintain relationships with our clients and suppliers. The role will include assisting project managers and building rapport with clients and suppliers.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Very competitive remuneration & employment packages A positive team spirit, where excellence is rewarded Pension scheme Christmas Shutdown Leave allowance increasing with service Regular staff social events Employee referral rewards

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (excluding college day) 8am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Planning and scheduling own workload so that all activities are completed accurately and on time
  • Participate in and contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Progress reporting to Project Managers (daily or as appropriate depending on the requirement)
  • Collate supplier details - e.g. profiles for people - their certificates, DBS etc
  • Create caveats for survey quotes - create templates of caveats for each survey type which can then be customised if needed
  • Confirm access arrangements for surveys - double checking days before to make sure arrangements are confirmed
  • Basic document formatting - e.g. stripping sensitive info for information packs we need to send to suppliers for quotes
  • General project admin duties – chasing quotes and reports from suppliers. Following up on submitted quotes and information requests from client/suppliers
  • Respond to client queries within 1 hour
  • Procurement of new suppliers

The training you will be getting

Delivery to be completed on site and off the job training either at Barnsley College or your place of work. Student to complete a Business Administrator Apprenticeship Level 3. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We recognise that people are fundamental to the success of the business. Throughout the apprenticeship and on completion, the individual will be encouraged and supported to develop their skills to maximum potential. In return there will be great prospects for career progression within various avenues of the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Highly professional, Innovative, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

1st Horizon provides measurement, mapping and technology-based services. Our services include; 3D laser scanning; land surveying, underground utility location/mapping; CAD & BIM services; aerial surveys; technology-based solutions and more. Our vision is to be recognized as the number 1 brand for survey, mapping & measurement, through exceptional customer service, quality & innovation.







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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



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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