Business Administrator Apprentice REED FORWARDING LTD

Reed Forwarding are a small family run freight forwarding and warehousing company based in Bury St Edmunds. They have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Administrator to join the team.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be assisting colleagues in the office as well as liaising with the Warehouse team as required.

Day to day duties include:

• Answering the phone and taking bookings or assisting with queries and passing onto colleagues.
• Stock control.
• Preparing orders and arranging UK haulage.
• Assisting with shipping administration including customs declarations and proof of shipments.
• Create sales invoices and process supplier invoices.
• Other administration duties including updating spreadsheets and recording data accurately.

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of apprenticeship, and based on performance, we would be looking to offer a permanent position with Reed Forwarding.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

We are a small team and all help where necessary including occasionally assisting in warehouse duties. The ideal candidate would be someone who has great team spirit and willingness to get stuck in to tasks at hand.

About the employer

Reed Forwarding are a small, family run Freight forwarding and warehousing company based in Bury St Edmunds.




Reed Forwarding Ltd, Systems House, Chapel Pond Hill

Bury St. Edmunds

IP32 7HT

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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: 21 Jun 2024