Planning & Stock Control - Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship


West Bromwich, B70 9DR

Closes in 7 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 12 June 2024


We are searching for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Planning and Stock Team. Your role will be supporting the day-to-day control of inventory management with the opportunity to develop current processes to be more dynamic.

Annual wage
£14,988 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 - Friday, Start times include: 9.00am core hours but can start 8.00am or 8.30am Monday - Friday. Finishing times include: 5.30pm core hours but can finish 4.30pm or 5.00pm. (breaks to be confirmed)

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 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

  • This is a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship delivered over a period of 18 months
  • You will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, on 2-day block release for 5 weeks
  • After this, an assessor will visit the apprentice at the company premises, one day per month, for the duration of the training

Where you’ll work

Atlas Centre

Union Road

West Bromwich

B70 9DR


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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English & maths (grade 4 / C 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
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Initiative
    • Good work ethic

    Other requirements

    It is desirable for the candidate to have some experience in an administrative capacity, particularly in a manufacturing environment.

    About this company

    William King is one of Europe’s leading independent and privately-owned metals service centres. Our group, which includes William King Ltd, Mi-King Ltd and Mi-King s.r.o operates three world class facilities that add value to customer supply chains through processing and just-in-time delivery of metals across a range of industrial sectors. From our three European sites, we provide products and services in: Steel including high-tensile, pre-painted, light gauge steels including tin mill products Electrical steel Aluminium We supply into all manufactured goods sectors, ranging from automotive, mobility and domestic appliance through to packaging and engineering industries. Key to our success is the agility that comes from being an independent company, complemented with our long-term view and commitment to invest in technology, industry-leading processes, and of course the skills and knowledge of our people. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • On completion of your apprenticeship, you would be offered a permanent role and opportunity to further your career within William King


    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Alex Jones

    01922 457686

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257519.

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    Closes in 7 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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