Business Administration Apprentice HASTINGS FREIGHT LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful family owned business based in Barlborough as their new business administration apprentice. You will be working within the accounts team providing administration support with customer enquiries by phone and email, data entry and documentation reports to customers.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm. On occasion there may be a requirement to work 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working as part of the Accounts department your focus will be on providing support to the rest of the team and liaising with customers to ensure that we can continue to provide the first-class service that we are known for
  • The role is not confined to the Accounts department and will involve working with the Operations department to help improve the overall efficiencies at the company
  • It is hoped that the successful candidate will gain a knowledge and understanding of the company and its operations to eventually develop and grow their own role, gain additional responsibility and become an integral part of the Hastings Freight team

The training you will be getting

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • You will be expected to work towards the Business Administrator Level 3 with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time position with the company
  • Further development opportunities within the role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Before looking forward it's always important to know where you've come from, and our business is no exception. Hastings Freight was established in 1983 by Alan Hastings, operating with a small team as a general haulier. In 1994 we joined the newly formed Palletways network, providing a cost-effective solution to transport for companies and individuals based within South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, specialising in palletised distribution. Rapidly expanding over the past 20 years, we moved to our new site situated off junction 30 on the M1, joining our second network UPN in 2021, where we've gone from strength to strength. After working with the team for over 16 years, the company was bought by husband and wife team George and Claire Hewitt.







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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


Hannah Donald


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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