Executive Assistant Apprentice BIOCOMPOSITES LIMITED

As the Executive Assistant Apprentice you will receive best in class training and development, and gain exposure to many different business areas and functions, including marketing, finance, sales and manufacturing. You will also learn how a global manufacturing business in the healthcare industries operates on a daily basis.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £11,648 per annum for age 16 to 17 £15,562 per annum for age 18 to 20

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00-17:00, 35 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learning how to use multiple electronic diaries, assessing priority of appointments and reallocation as necessary
  • Learning how to book travel arrangements (including flights /trains / visas / accommodation) efficiently
  • Help to Organise meetings for internal and external attendees, booking meeting rooms, arranging
    Teams calls worldwide, sending out invites, preparing agendas and meeting papers
  • Minute meetings and distribute the minutes whilst shadowing the PA to the CEO
  • Understand different international time zones on various office locations
  • Prepare and coordinate agendas
  • Builds understanding of different internal business departments and develops deep knowledge of these different areas
  • Understand and complete credit card statements using SAP concur
  • Learn how to Raise Purchase Orders and understand the various cost centers
  • Preparing and distributing reports
  • Working on our front of house reception, greeting visitors and making them feel welcome
  • Support the PA to the CEO with a full range of administration duties including electronic filing, typing, photocopying, scanning, shredding
  • Co-ordinates and participation in various business projects
  • Event planning and co-ordination
  • Any other duties as may be required by the Directors or the PA to the CEO

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship qualification
  • You will spend four days a week in the workplace and one day a week at Newcastle College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Could lead to a permanent position for the right person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Biocomposites, Ltd. is an international medical devices company that engineers, manufactures and markets world leading products for use in infection management in bone and soft tissue. Based in Keele, UK, it has global operations across USA, Canada, Europe, China and India. Biocomposites is a world leader in the development of innovative calcium compounds for surgical use.




C/O Biocomposites Limited Keele Science Park Keele



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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


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01782 254287

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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