Business Administration Apprentice COUNTRYWIDE ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD

We are an electrical contractor that operates on a nationwide basis specialising in the design and build of electrical installations within the retail, commercial, hotel & leisure market sectors. We are looking for an apprentice Business Administrator to assist with the company commercial activities.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key duties and responsibilities:

Office administration including project control, job costing, and record keeping.

  • Assisting with project programmes, project proposals, time lines and budgets.
  • Help maintaining the project plan; monitor progress against the plan, coordinate project activities and resources.
  • Assist with preparation and submission of regular project update reports as required.
  • Provide support and assist in other departmental activities as required.
  • Become a key member of the office commercial team.

The successfully candidate shall:

  • Experience working in a busy office environment.
  • Experience of working on time sensitive projects.
  • Improve and develop computer Literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel & teams.
  • Learn to create and maintain reporting documents i.e. spread sheets to record manipulate and present information.
  • Gain valuable experience in office & project management. Education, Knowledge, Skill & Abilities Minimum of Level 4 GCSE (or equivalent) in maths and English.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with a high level of numeracy. Good timekeeping and willing to learn.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, project teams, existing and new clients.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times. Must be confident, resourceful, highly organised and be able to work on own initiative.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English may be required
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There will be a full time position available for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Non judgemental, Number skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired

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About the employer

CES has over 25 years' experience as an Electrical Contracting Company and has grown to become a widely respected building services contractor on a nationwide basis within the retail, commercial, hotel, super prime residentials and storage market sectors. At CES we combine our experience, integrity and innovative approaches to address the complex requirements of our clients through our years of experience, dedication, commitment and honesty. ? CES prides itself on its ability to make things happen, to innovate and to solve problems, but most importantly, we have built an invaluable reputation for successfully delivering projects on a nationwide basis both large and small on time, within budget and to the clients' satisfaction.




76 Summer Lane

B19 3NG

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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

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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