We are looking for an admin assistant within the financial services sector. The ideal candidate will be happy to work in a small office environment, enjoys data entry and has an interest in systems. Applicants could have the opportunity to move into the realms of financial advice later on if they wish.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 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 9am - 5pm with a 30-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Data inputing and processing
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Working on computer systems to help run the office administration
  • Communicating with clients
  • Organising and managing calendars
  • Proactively following up and chasing information

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard including Level 3 Diploma for the Business Administrator (General Administration)
  • Apprentices may attend monthly classes at Colchester Institute (Colchester Campus) or have virtual delivery

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There are various areas a successful candidate can eventually move into including managerial roles within administration, financial advisor, or paraplanner
  • We can help the successful candidate become qualified in the financial services area later on should that be of interest to them

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Self-motivated, Eager to learn, Approachable, Good listening skills


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including maths and English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Our office is not on a main bus line or near a train station, please check that you are able to reach the workplace before applying. No working away or shift work needed. Study for additional exams can be possible later on.

About the employer

Parrett Financial Planning are face to face financial advisors/planners, looking after peoples pensions, investments and protection. We strive to bring the best personal financial planning service to families, businesses and individuals by offering friendly, simple and professional financial advice. At Parrett Financial Planning we feel the most important part of our service is to listen to you and do exactly what we say we are going to do. We believe you should be able to live without unnecessary financial restrictions, which is why we consider giving you friendly, simple and professional financial advice as paramount.




No 11 Little Braxted Hall

Witham Road

Little Braxted


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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

01206 712043

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.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024