Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship HARVEYS INSOLVENCY & TURNAROUND LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Harveys Insolvency & Turnaround Limited as a Business Administrator Apprentice. Harveys is a successful Insolvency & Turnaround team based in Newbury town centre. As the Business Admin Apprentice will play a key part in the day to day running of the office whilst learning from Harveys experienced team.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Employers are required to pay their apprentice at least the Apprentice Minimum Wage for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship. After 12 months, an apprentice must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, starting between 9.00am - 9.30am. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The initial key tasks in this role will include:

  • Creating and maintaining client information and data
  • Updating client information to our website portal
  • Writing letters, reports and documents using in house standards initially
  • Learning and then moving on to creating original letters reports and documents
  • Managing the client files to ensure easy access and control
  • Administering, updating and extracting the firms time ledgers and client expenses accounts
  • Day to day in house administrative duties to progress client and practice matters
  • Gaining industry technical knowledge used in your day to day role
  • Front of house duties, answering the telephone, helping callers and greeting visitors
  • All areas of post room duties, including opening and sending post

Early Developing role:

  • Creating original letters and documents
  • Report drafting/writing
  • Meeting and dealing directly with clients, their staff and our contacts
  • Engaging and instructing solicitors, accountants, surveyors and agents
  • Cashier duties
  • Assignment of your own portfolio of clients
  • Dealing with a client from inception to end

The training you will be getting

The Business Administrator Apprenticeship is delivered fully in the workplace.

You will be supported by a Development Coach from Newbury College, so that you can confidently demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours by the end of your Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship: 


  • The organisation
  • Value of their skills
  • Stakeholders
  • Relevant regulation
  • Policies
  • Business fundamentals
  • Processes
  • External environment factors


  • IT
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communications
  • Quality
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project management


  • Professionalism
  • Personal qualities
  • Managing performance
  • Adaptability
  • Responsibility

Your Development Coach will meet with you regularly either remotely or in your workplace. Your employer will give you time in the workplace to focus on your apprenticeship. 

Please note: We are looking for someone who has or is anticipated to achieved a grade 5/C or above in maths and English GCSE. 

At the end of your apprenticeship you will have completed the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard and will be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA).

Your Development Coach will support you with preparing for your EPA.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We have a track record of being committed to training new staff into this specialist sector and developing apprentices
  • We would encourage you to move on to a greater technical role of a client administrator. We have won best apprentice in a small business twice in the last 5 years and where the right qualities are evident, there is a longer-term opportunity to sitting a professional insolvency qualification to progress through to becoming a fully qualified insolvency practitioner

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Administrative skills, Number skills, To be able to type accurately


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

About the employer

Harveys Insolvency & Turnaround Specialists was born in 2013 and the combination of our team's experience & approach gives us the ability to stand out from the crowd. We believe that it is not only essential to stay up to date with the ever moving legislation of technical delivery, but attribute equal importance to commerciality, logic & the right amount of empathy within our advice. Our priority is our clients' needs, not our bottom line. Unlike many insolvency practitioners, our licence holder is hands on throughout the life of all insolvency proceedings & deals with all advice personally. As a result, we have become the Thames Valley’s go-to independent boutique Insolvency Practice.







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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


The Apprenticeship Team


01635 845229

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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