Business Administration Apprentice EDA LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

A Business Admin apprentice is required for a busy department in a large privately owned electrical wholesaler. A varied and interesting position with a bright future for the right person.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    to £24,960

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm (with 1 hour for lunch).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Park Electrical

Park Electrical Distributors has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the wholesale industry. As the largest privately-owned wholesaler in the North East, we are focused on delivering the very best in service, value and quality. With an adaptive and forward-thinking company ethos we ensure that we meet our customer needs in every aspect of electrical wholesale, supply and solution based services.

One of our biggest strengths is the knowledge and experience held within our Lighting Design department, covering all aspects of the industry, adding real value to our core services. Park Electrical Distributors is the ideal choice for both small and large-scale projects which require all types of solutions.

What is an Electrical Wholesaler?

Electrical wholesalers sell the products we all use in our homes, businesses, entertainment venues, cafes that give us access to electricity - from lighting our homes through to floodlighting a football match, from recharging a mobile phone to recharging an electric vehicle. The products you will be working with are used in domestic, industrial, and commercial settings, and are installed by contractors and electricians.

After full training responsibilities will include:

  • Raising quotations
  • Supporting engineers with technical information
  • Quantifying drawings to tender projects
  • Calling customers and suppliers
  • Collating information from various parties to assist bid processing
  • Answering the telephone
  • Emails
  • Photocopying
  • Filing

The training you will be getting

Completing a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard, consisting of:

  • Knowledge and competence qualification in business at Level 3
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA) - final test and observation

The vocational and academic training aspects are separated and delivered by separate teams. The vocational training and assessment is conducted, more often than not, on site according to the employers wishes.

Notice of dates is agreed well in advance of a site visit. Training and assessment is conducted both on and off the job, according to the needs of the course and the learner. Every effort is made to ensure the best result is achieved by the learner.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunities that could arise after the apprenticeship are:

  • External Sales
  • Team Leader
  • Assistant Manager 
  • Branch Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Timekeeping, Enthusiasm, Keen to work and study


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

Things to consider

Please ensure you have looked at the travel time to the location and worked out the form of transport you will be taking. Please be aware that there is studying involved but in work time only.

About the employer

EDA learning and development will employ you on behalf of this employer. We are a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency who support and guide you whilst you are completing your apprenticeship within the Branch Location.




Unit 3

Queens Park, Team Valley Trading Estate


NE11 0QD


Vicky Jones


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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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