Apprentice Administrator


Lancashire, LA3 2UZ

Closes in 25 days (Saturday 17 August)

Posted on 17 May 2024


Lingwood Security Management are a family run business who provide Security Services to companies throughout the UK. We are looking for an apprentice to provide administrative support within our Operations Team to ensure the effective, smooth running of our day to day office duties.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Monday - Friday Shifts to be disclosed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 18 August


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Programme:

Relevant training will be provided through Lancaster and Morecambe College
Functional Skills in maths and English may be required
Level 3 Business Administration qualification

Where you’ll work

6 Penrod Way






An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Business administrator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Skilled in the use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to: write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data. Examples include MS Office or equivalent packages. Able to choose the most appropriate IT solution to suit the business problem. Able to update and review databases, record information and produce data analysis where required.
  • Produces accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals. Makes recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management. Drafts correspondence, writes reports and able to review others' work. Maintains records and files, handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation's procedures. Coaches others in the processes required to complete these tasks.
  • Exercises proactivity and good judgement. Makes effective decisions based on sound reasoning and is able to deal with challenges in a mature way. Seeks advice of more experienced team members when appropriate.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within their own team and across the organisation. Demonstrates ability to influence and challenge appropriately. Becomes a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as they gain area knowledge.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms. Uses the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively. Demonstrates agility and confidence in communications, carrying authority appropriately. Understands and applies social media solutions appropriately. Answers questions from inside and outside of the organisation, representing the organisation or department.
  • Completes tasks to a high standard. Demonstrates the necessary level of expertise required to complete tasks and applies themself to continuously improve their work. Is able to review processes autonomously and make suggestions for improvements. Shares administrative best-practice across the organisation e.g. coaches others to perform tasks correctly. Applies problem-solving skills to resolve challenging or complex complaints and is a key point of contact for addressing issues.
  • Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines. Positively manages the expectations of colleagues at all levels and sets a positive example for others in the workplace. Makes suggestions for improvements to working practice, showing understanding of implications beyond the immediate environment (e.g. impact on clients, suppliers, other parts of the organisation). Manages resources e.g. equipment or facilities. Organises meetings and events, takes minutes during meetings and creates action logs as appropriate. Takes responsibility for logistics e.g. travel and accommodation.
  • Uses relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report. Plans required resources to successfully deliver projects. Undertakes and leads projects as and when required.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade C/4)
    • Maths (grade C/4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Confident
    • Time Management skills

    About this company

    Lingwood Security Management provides a UK wide professional security service, offering Manned Guarding Services for the rail, utility, construction and healthcare industries. Our big contracts are with Network Rail, NHS, Govia Thameslink Rail and UK Power Networks. We are a family run business with over 200 security operatives now on our system we are going from strength to strength.

    After this apprenticeship

    We are expanding the head office team with a new business development manager and a new apprentice due to expanding quickly over the next 12 months.

    We have 3 big tenders in the pipeline

    We are looking to progress into Facilities Management which will create a whole new division to our company, a training and development centre and property management

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Charlie Helme

    01524 521483

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000251784.

    Apply now

    Closes in 25 days (Saturday 17 August)

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