Business Administration Apprentice – Operations SOVEREIGN FIRE & SECURITY LTD

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Business Administration Apprentice provides operational & admin support to the Engineering Team & Projects Team Assistant. The role is varied & includes general admin duties i.e- setting up clients onto our customer database, compliance admin & assisting with HR Admin including training & recruitment.

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Closing date: 07 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.30am – 5pm Mon- Fri with a 1hr lunchbreak (& entitlement to study hours)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

·         Assisting with administration within the Engineering team including tracking paperwork.

·         Compiling monitoring pack for sites.

·         Compilation and distribution of Operations & Maintenance manuals.

·         Sub-Contractor packages, including contract T&Cs.

·         Assisting with monitoring warranty call outs/issues including labor allocation & providing monthly reports to management team relating to cost.

·         Assisting with Compliance administration to suit the business needs.

·         Assisting with setting up new construction & small works clients onto our customer database.

·         HR support including recruitment administration.

·         Training administration, including keeping the training matrix up to date, booking courses and accommodation.

·         Holiday cover for Procurement Assistant.

·         Any other duties reasonably requested to gain skills needed as part of the Business Administration apprenticeship scheme.

The training you will be getting

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and monthly virtual masterclasses with Yeovil College. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Business Administration Level 3 standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Business Administration level 3 qualification. Functional Skills in Maths and English may also be required depending on current level. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

It is our aim for the right candidate to remain in a permanent role within the business and to develop their level of responsibilities accordingly.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) Desired

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. In some cases, you may be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Sovereign is a well-respected company installing and maintaining highly effective fire, life safety and security systems. We offer a broad spectrum of support, from looking after the needs of major commercial clients through to protecting homes, families and individuals. From our modest beginnings in the early 1990s, we now provide some of the best services in our field and have gained prestigious contracts with blue chip companies whether in our home region of South West England or across the UK. In fact, our reputation is such that we deliver specialist international security projects for a wide range of clients, regularly travelling overseas to undertake sensitive work using the latest technology







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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


Vicki Davey


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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