Business Administrator Apprentice SPL POWERLINES UK LIMITED

SPL Powerlines UK Group, a leading independent OHLE provider and manufacturer of railroad equipment are looking for an apprentice to join their team and assist in a wide range of activities to bolster your knowledge of the company and industry and boost your learning.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2024

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, times to be confirmed (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your duties will include, but are not limited to; answering telephone calls and dealing with them in an appropriate manner, record keeping and other administrative work, etc.

The job holder will be responsible for providing general administrative support to the department to further develop and enhance the service the department provides.

You’ll be working alongside a team of people who thrive in a busy atmosphere.

General duties include: 

  • Be proficient in using Excel and Word programmes to aid the team
  • Answering the telephone in a professional and helpful manner  
  • Responsible for co-ordinating the correspondence from customers 
  • General administrative duties including typing correspondence by e-mail and letter  
  • Entering data onto internal systems with a high level of accuracy and speed  
  • Tracking internal projects including results from work flows and testing
  • Working with various databases to extract and manipulate information  
  • Assisting with large mail shots, which will include photocopying and manually folding a large volume of marketing material   
  • Organising meetings and producing appropriate papers, i.e., agenda and minutes  
  • Creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint where required
  • Assisting with compliance duties and regulations.
  • Assisting the team Secretary/PA with duties as and when required 
  • Any other duties requested by the line manager

The training you will be getting

Training will be at Doncaster College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer. 

Day release.

You will undertake The Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship standard. 

You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed.  

You will undertake both on and off-the-job training by a team of industry-qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge, and experience. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Proactive and Focussed, Good knowledge of MS Programs


GCSE or equivalent English and Math (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Desirable specifications: First Aid, Willing to undertake development and training opportunities, Knowledge or interest in working in the rail industry, Valid UK driving licence or ability to travel to and from work and college on time. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

SPL Powerlines UK Limited is a leading independent OHLE provider with both a Principle Contractors Licence and a Plant Operators Licence. The business provides turnkey OHLE capabilities from design through installation and commissioning to final testing. The Company operates both with the main line heavy rail factor and the mass transit factor.




Unit 4 Potteric carr

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Potteric Carr road


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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


Jamie Herrington

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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