Business Administrator Apprentice


Staffordshire, WS13 8NE

Closes in 9 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 June 2024


Working in the Corporate Sales division, the role incorporates various administrative tasks associated with customer servicing large customers.

Annual wage
£14,040 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)
08:00 - 16:30 or 09:00 - 17:30, Monday - Friday.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 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

  • Business Administration Level 3 qualification
  • Functional Skills Maths and English, if required. 
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

Where you’ll work

Fradley Distribution Park Wood End Lane

Fradley Park



WS13 8NE


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:

    • English (grade 4 and above)
    • Maths (grade 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
    • Administrative skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    Founded in 1994, Palletways UK is the UK’s largest express palletised freight network. With over 115 member depots strategically positioned across the UK and Ireland. They are unrivalled in their ability to connect your business to your customer’s needs. Their growing pallet network now delivers over 25,000 pallets every day. They combine both their resources and connections to ensure goods are delivered fast and efficiently, leaving their customers to focus on growing and managing their businesses. With industry-leading customer satisfaction levels, they are the pallet delivery partner of choice for hundreds of businesses across Europe. Working side by side with their members, they aim to be the leading International pallet delivery network service provider. Beyond their commitment to high quality pallet delivery, they’re dedicated to eradicating smuggling and people trafficking. Using a comprehensive range of measures for all consignments, including vehicle scanning and sniffer dogs, they work closely with the relevant authorities to ensure all laws are upheld and security is maintained to protect network members and customers alike. Palletways UK Limited is Palletways largest domestic network, with one national hub and 4 regional hubs strategically placed around the UK to ensure efficiency and fewer miles travelled for your freight. Palletways runs 8 owned operations located in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Livingston, London and Milton Keynes. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Opportunity to be taken on full-time and continue development in the role for the right candidate.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000255033.

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    Closes in 9 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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