Business Administration Apprentice SOUTHERN SCIENTIFIC LTD

This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in a dynamic business environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to the company and our customers. Whilst this is a fixed term role for 18 months, we hope that this will become a permanent position.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is £18,000 - £20,000 p.a.

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed - Flexi - usually 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic apprentice to join our busy office team at Southern Scientific as a Business Administrator Apprentice. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in a dynamic business environment while contributing to process improvement initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to the company and our customers and working on a project to suggest and implement process improvements using their business skills.

As part of the apprenticeship, you will be supported to undertake the Business Administrator apprenticeship (Level 3). This course will provide you with a strong grounding in the key elements of administration within a business and will give you an excellent foundation for developing your career.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Emails, processing customer enquiries and orders
  • Assisting with the associated paperwork for shipping of goods worldwide
  • Raising purchase orders
  • Liaising with suppliers
  • Stock control and ordering of stationary and housekeeping items
  • Printing and binding documents
  • Answering calls and general customer services
  • Offering support to Directors
  • Assistance to Sales as required

Qualification / Project work:

We will accommodate your learning needs relating to your Level 3 qualification and tie them in to daily tasks. Once you have gained a solid understanding of our business, you will have the opportunity to apply your insights and business skills acquired from your course to develop a project. This project will outline recommendations for process and business improvements within the Administration team.

The above list is not exhaustive and, as such, you may be required to undertake other duties as appropriate.


  • Willingness to undertake Business Administrator apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, with a proactive and positive attitude
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
  • A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle


  • Holiday - Bank holidays plus 24 days (increasing over service) + additional day off over Christmas
  • UK team building weekend at Center Parcs for employees and their families to attend
  • Private medical insurance with BUPA
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Scottish Widows pension scheme
  • Death in service policy
  • Holiday home availability for staff
  • Gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

The training you will be getting

Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed. On completion of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved the following mandatory qualification:

  • ST0070 Business Administrator Level 3

The final apprenticeship completion certificate will be issued on achievement of the above qualification and successful completion of end point assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To become a fully trained and qualified Business Administrator with potential for employment within the industry, or seek further education.

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, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4/5 C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4/5 C or above) Desired

Things to consider

As with all apprenticeships, this requires a long term commitment – there will be assignments and log book entries to complete. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a top company, whilst you work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

About the employer

At Southern Scientific we’re passionate about our work, customers, people and our culture. We are a specialist supplier of radiation detection equipment for the Nuclear, Medical, Security, Defence, Industrial & Research sectors and are continually striving to be the very best at what we do through delivering the highest quality products and an exceptional service. Part of the LabLogic Group, in the last year we were recognised with the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. We aim to create a positive work culture for all employees and our collaborative, close-knit team naturally demonstrate the values which the Group has been built on: Passionate and Driven Everyone is accountable Respectful and Inclusive Family Atmosphere Efficient Customer focused Trustworthy Join us in a collaborative, close-knit team, where benefits like our annual Center Parcs trip and race days foster positive working relationships. Southern Scientific is not just a workplace; it's a rewarding journey in a globally acclaimed organisation.








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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


Pauline 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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