Business Administration Apprentice WASHINGTON METAL WORKS LIMITED

You will play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive support to your assigned sector(s), assisting the Lead Account Managers/Account Managers in efficiently managing contracts and ensuring smooth day-to-day operations through various business and administration tasks.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (9:00am - 5:00pm).

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Join our team as a Business Administration Apprentice and dive into the diverse realm of commercial operations. You'll support designated sectors, aiding in contract execution alongside Lead Account Managers/Account Managers. You can expect hands-on training in tasks like;

  • Printing route cards
  • Matching route cards with drawings
  • Creating packing lists
  • Recording meeting minutes
  • Processing customer schedules
  • Locating missing parts
  • Organising job cards

You will play a pivotal role in our team by actively engaging in various training sessions to enhance your skills and knowledge. You'll also be responsible for providing support to your fellow team members, fostering a collaborative work environment.

Adhering to company policies and procedures is essential to ensure smooth operations and maintain a high standard of professionalism. Additionally, you'll participate in regular performance evaluations to assess your progress and identify areas for improvement.

Demonstrating a dedication to continuous learning and personal growth will be key to your success in this role, as you strive to develop into a proficient and valued member of our team.

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards a Level 3 Business Administration qualification, with all training conducted on-site at Washington Metal Works.
  • 20% of your working hours will be dedicated to relevant off-the-job training within your normal working hours.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The possibility of full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patient, Problem solving skills, Team player


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

About the employer

Washington Metalworks boasts a robust team of over 200 employees and a sprawling 130k square foot factory premises, backed by over 35 years of metal fabrication expertise. We offer comprehensive metal fabrication services, including tube and fibre laser cutting, CNC punching, PEM insertion, punch-laser combination, CNC and robotic bending, specialist fabrication, SolidWorks 3D design, CNC machining, inspection, powder coating, wet spray, and logistics.




Bath Road



NE10 0LH

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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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