Business Administration Apprentice (35831) Ibex Marina

You will support sales, marketing, purchasing, production, and the accounts functions and learn how all these functions combine to support how the business operates.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30am - 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A normal day would include:

  • Preparing and processing documents such as sales orders, despatch notes, purchase orders, works orders and invoices
  • Providing office support including customer and employee support
  • Keeping well-organised files and records of business activity
  • Keeping computer databases up to date
  • Answering phones and connecting calls to the proper department
  • Taking phone messages and passing them on
  • Following up on business communications, billing, and ordering
  • Communicating with suppliers and vendors
  • Invoicing
  • Collecting and inputting company data
  • Writing and editing company correspondence
  • Collecting and sorting post
  • Assisting with minor technical support
  • Participating in office meetings and taking meeting minutes
  • Being ready for any other administrative tasks that are required

What you could go on to do:

Career development opportunities are available to Apprentices who successfully complete the apprenticeship training program, who have gained valuable experience and have the drive, determination and intellect to progress in the Company. We have opportunities to forge a career in Accounting, Production and Sales/Marketing.

How you will be supported:

You will have an experienced and very friendly line manager in Michelle, and will be mentored by the General Manager. Structured job training on the various tasks outlined in the vacancy description.
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company in addition to the training received on site, to help you achieve your Apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next:

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

Interviews will be held at our site.

How you could get there:

Timetabled public transport is problematic, so access to a car and driving licence is essential. You would need to be able to use a reliable means of getting to BL8 9RZ in order to start each day at 08:30.

The training you will be getting

  • Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 business admin qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Initiative, Able to work independently, Time management skills, Friendly, Sociable, Polite, Well presented, Positive attitude, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

With roots that go back as far as 1843, we are a fibre rope manufacturing business that moved into our current location 2 years ago. We sell into a number of different industries, mainly in the UK, but there are some export customers too. Many of our employees are long serving and enjoy the security that a long-established,family-owned manufacturing can bring.


Ibex Marina


Park 66



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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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024