Lab & Quality Support Administrator Apprentice CLARKSON COATINGS LTD

As a member of our quality and compliance department, you will support the lab staff and Quality Manager. You will offer day to day support for lab staff in the preparation of test samples and recording of test results. You will also offer administrative support for the Quality Manager.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    Pay to be discussed at interview

    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

    Working week to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The general administration duties within this role may include:

  • Aid the lab staff with test sample preparation and recording of FR test results.
  • Completion of Non-Compliance documentation. In the event of a customer non-compliance, you will be responsible for investigating, documenting (physical and electronically-Clarkson Software System) of all internal and external testing.
  • Communicating both written(email) and verbal(telephone) with the customer, Sales Manager and Line/Production Managers
  • Physical and electronic record keeping of submission/re-submission of independent FR's and associated certification.
  • Analysis and sharing of computer-generated reports relating to quality and compliance.
  • Communicating with colleagues and customers.

The training you will be getting

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration, QCF.
  • (Functional Skills, Level 2 - Maths, English - if not already achieved).
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
  • Delivery method and location of all training to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The opportunities in the world of business are endless. Many apprentices start in business administration, customer service or accountancy, which are great stepping stones into lots of exciting careers. You can go on to specialise in a particular field and into management. You will find people who started in administration working in all professional areas and at all levels. If you are good at IT and enjoy working with others then a Business Apprenticeship could give your career a great start.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Ability to complete analysis, Ability to write reports, Interest of textile processing


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company directly. Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

The leading specialist processor and supplier of flame retardant treatments to the furnishing and allied markets. Meeting all current legislation for the flame retardant standards of fabrics, our treatments are suited to all areas of upholstery manufacturing, achieving the highest standards of safety and hygiene in upholstery fabrics.








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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


Morgan Horne

01254 54659

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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