Business Administrator Apprenticeship MESSRS DOBSON & HODGE LTD

The successful candidate will join our team and learn a variety of varied skills across our different departments. We are a small business with a friendly helpful team of colleagues. The candidate would be trained to use our insurance-specific computer software. Scanning files and linking to our database and filing paper files away.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay could potentially be above minimum wage depending on qualifications and candidate

    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

    8.45am – 5pm Monday to Friday with 1 hour for lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learning how to become a apprentice insurance broker
  • After learning the computer software, the candidate will be able to generate insurance quotations for car and home insurance, leading to commercial business quotes in time
  • Learning how to report and follow up claims made by clients for damages and accidents
  • Scanning files and linking to our database and filing paper files away
  • After training the candidate will be able to receive and make telephone calls to clients and insurance companies in regard to claims and premium payments

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator
  • Doncaster College 
  • Day Release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After the apprenticeship is completed, there is a recognised qualification called a Cert CII, which could be made available to the candidate to increase their learning and understanding of the insurance industry
  • The Level 3 Certificate in Insurance is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the profession. The Certificate develops core knowledge and confidence of the key disciplines needed before choosing which area you would wish to focus your future career
  • It provides a grounding in basic general insurance principles including the regulatory environment, key disciplines of underwriting and claims, in addition to popular products such as motor, household, healthcare and packaged commercial insurances

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, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Offices are located just out of the town centre, we are on a bus route but are just a ten-minute walk from the bus station.

About the employer

Dobson & Hodge Ltd are registered Insurance Brokers and Independent Financial Advisers based in central Doncaster with a proud history and long-established record of helping individuals and businesses to achieve their goals and providing peace of mind. The business celebrated its centenary in 2020 and has origins in Doncaster back to the late 19th Century but D&H continues to evolve and provide the right solution to customers’ needs. D&H is always looking to expand and take on budding new members of staff looking to begin their journey in this diverse industry.




11-15 Thorne Rd


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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


Edward Corsi

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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