Apprentice Administrator PICKERINGS EUROPE LIMITED

The Company was established in 1854 and our Head Office is based in Stockton - on – Tees with 15 regional offices throughout the Country. We are a leading independent lift service provider; installing and maintaining all types of passenger and goods lifts, mobility equipment, escalators, and loading bay door and dock levellers and scissor lifts.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    • 25 days paid holiday + paid bank holidays. • Onsite parking. • Retail discount scheme including gym & cinema. • Employee Assistance programme. • Seasonal celebration voucher.

    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 Thursday 08.30am - 5.00pm Fridays 08.30am - 4.30 pm 1 hour unpaid lunch each day

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To learn the role of an Administrator, supporting the Central Services department at Pickerings Lifts Head office. You will obtain the skills such as Invoicing, database management, procurement, stock management and complaint handling as well as completing vocational training in order to become a competent and confident Business Administrator.

Main Duties:

  • Provide administrative support to the Central Services Department.
  • Assisting with the Invoicing, database management and procurement teams.
  • Answering phone calls and emails from internal and external customers.

The training you will be getting

Person specification:

  • I.T. skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Confident communication skills both written and verbal.
  • English, Math’s & IT as required as prerequisite for Apprenticeship enrollment. Grade 9 – 4 or equivalent.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We have a long successful history of training and retaining our Apprentices beyond their Apprenticeship with us and it would be our desired outcome that on completion of the Apprenticeship the Apprentice would take up a permanent Business Administration role within the Company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 5) Desired

About the employer

Pickerings Lifts is one the UK’s leading and largest independent lift companies, providing maintenance, modernisation and new products for Lifts, Escalators, Loading Systems and Mobility businesses. With 170 years of experience, Pickerings Lifts is able to offer the ideal combination of expertise, skills, support and cutting-edge technology to design, install, maintain and repair your lift, escalator, loading bay and mobility equipment.




Norton Road

Stockton on Tees

Stockton on Tees

TS20 2AD


Rachel Swales

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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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