Business Admin Apprentice

Acegate Manufacturers Ltd

Rochdale, OL12 6AE

Closes on Thursday 22 August

Posted on 23 May 2024


This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking for an apprenticeship and career within a business environment. You will provide administrative support to the business and work with a fantastic ex Apprentice Mentor who will be available for support.

Annual wage
£13,733.20 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Friday 23 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 Standard.
  • Apprenticeship learning will take place in the workplace.

Where you’ll work

College Road


OL12 6AE


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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

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

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    Candidates must be happy to speak with people over the telephone. Candidates must be able to commit to the full duration of the Apprenticeship. Candidates must be able to commute to Acegate daily.

    About this company

    Established in 1995 and currently located in Rochdale housed within a 25,000 sq ft factory, approximately 5 mins from the motorway infrastructure, we are a precision sheet metal manufacturer using the latest in CNC machinery to achieve quality, timescale, and cost for your products. Acegate Mfg Ltd is a specialist within the Retail Sector, manufacturing light gauge sheet metal and tubular sections from various materials such as Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Galvanised, Aluminium, and more. We have also manufactured for the Automotive, Office / Furniture, Construction Sectors and bespoke Individual projects. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Once qualified, progression is offered to the correct candidate. Previous Apprentices have now moved into more senior roles, as this company believes in growing their business by promoting internally. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Nathan Finn

    01706 631417

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252839.

    Apply now

    Closes on Thursday 22 August

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