Business Administration Apprenticeship (x4) - Warrington OPTIONIS MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Caroola Group are looking for new Business Administration Apprentices You will be studying toward your Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (hours TBC).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

The Caroola Group is excited to announce the launch of the The Caroola Apprenticeship Academy and is seeking enthusiastic and talented individuals to join our team.

As an Administration Apprentice you will be responsible for providing administrative support to the key functions within Operations. This role will support key functions of Parasol providing you with excellent organisational exposure.

Contracts & Assignments

  • To ensure all telephone and email enquiries (both internal and external) are resolved satisfactorily.
  • Process contract assignments with a high degree of accuracy.
  • To manage the expectations of all employees and agencies through effective communication and ownership.
  • Manage daily/weekly reports in a timely manner.
  • To achieve individual and departmental performance targets.
  • Actively support department and company initiatives.
  • To generate ideas for improvements to processes and the overall employee experience.
  • To welcome feedback provided as part of the quality assessment framework and demonstrate improvement in performance.
  • To maintain a high level of personal drive and the highest standard of accountability and professionalism at all times.


  • To ensure all telephone and email enquiries are resolved to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Take ownership and accountability of all work produced.
  • To communicate with clients in a professional and compliant manner.
  • To welcome feedback provided as part of the quality assessment framework and demonstrate improvement in performance.
  • To achieve individual and departmental performance targets.
  • To adapt positively to change and meet the changing requirements of the work environment.
  • Actively support department and company initiatives.
  • Prepare and contribute towards regular performance development reviews, highlighting potential development requirements and training needs.


  • Carry out necessary administrative tasks, ensuring attention to detail is maintained and continuous improvement is identified to support in strengthening our external agency relationships.
  • Handling adhoc queries from key stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with clients/colleagues in a professional and compliant manner.
  • Work well as part of a team, be open-minded towards the ideas and views of others and contribute to building team spirit.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A strong interest in business administration and customer support.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Software.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

What we offer you:

  • Opportunities for career progression within Caroola Group.
  • Consistent financial reward upon successful completion of apprenticeship courses and exams.
  • Comprehensive training and mentorship from industry experts.
  • Access to the Caroola Hub of Benefits including: Discounts at Restaurants, Hospitality, Travel, Gym Memberships etc.,
  • Holiday Entitlement: 25 days plus Bank Holidays.
  • Study support – Progress your career in your chosen field without worrying about finding the time, the right guidance or the money to do it.
  • Wellbeing: Caroola supports the mental health of its people. Take advantage of our mindfulness resources including our dedicated team of qualified Mental Health First Aiders.
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The training you will be getting

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry.

It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact.

This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study.

This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 12 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 3. Functional Skills (if required).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of a full time role after the completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Working hours Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours should be amended accordingly, to fall in line with the legislation.

About the employer

Caroola is the perfect partner for those who are hustling to build their own empire. We offer accountancy, payroll, and tax services for the nation's contractors, freelancers, sole traders and small businesses.




Caroola Group Ltd, Optionis House, 840 Ibis Court, Centre Park



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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Jun 2024