Administration and Despatch Apprentice MELLISH ENGINEERING SERVICES LIMITED

Mellish Engineering are looking for an administration apprentice to support both sales and purchasing department to pick and dispatch customer orders, as well as raising purchase/sales orders.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Free parking

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Helping co-ordinate customer enquiries
  • Sending enquiries to suppliers
  • Answering phone calls/emails
  • Filing duties
  • Raising purchase/sales orders
  • Pick and dispatch customer orders
  • Checking stock is correct before quoting and releasing orders
  • Assist with front of house

The training you will be getting

  • This is an 18 - month Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship. You will be required to attend Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, University of Wolverhampton, Springfield Campus, Grimstone Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0JP, 2 days per week over a 5 - week period as part of the apprenticeship delivery
  • You will also have monthly assessor visits to see you at the company

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be a full time position if the candidate can show dedication and enthusiasm

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Candidate must be able to travel to the company as well as the training site with excellent punctuality. Would be beneficial if the candidate can drive. Candidate must be physically fit as there will be some manual handling within this job role.

About the employer

Mellish offer a diverse range of different fasteners and machine components, from bespoke customer drawings or to international standards and reverse engineered customer samples. Mellish supply components in all types of material from something as simple as Mild steel up to the more challenging that perform in extreme environments.








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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


Alex Jones

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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