Business Administration Apprentice ADVANCED CUTTING TOOLS LTD

Are you ready for an adventure in the world of business? Join our fun and friendly team and complete your apprenticeship within business administration! Join us and take the first step towards a successful and fulfilling career in business administration!

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Working hours Mon-Thurs 8am - 4.15pm. Friday 8am – 1.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Overall Responsibilities

  • To be trained and involved with running of a busy office, providing administrative support to the Directors. Dealing with stock management and procurement, organising of international and national freight, supporting the clerical needs of the Business

Specific Training Opportunities.

1. Learning to maintain and develop the Advanced Composites Sage based financial and stock systems and associated manual accounting records. Including handling cash; security of cash and other financial resources; handling of cheques; V.A.T. claims and associated issues; invoices and other transactions; accounts for income collections and receipts.

  • Verify the accuracy of supplier invoice data relative to goods/services purchased by Advanced Composites and input to the Sage system
  • Ensure supplier invoices are processed within the agreed payment timescales. To include setting up and maintenance of supplier details
  • To work collaboratively to provide financial information, reports, advice, graphs and monitoring information and forecasts to assist with financial planning
  • To reconcile bank accounts and bank balances
  • Provide a customer-focused service, ensuring that effective working relationships are developed and maintained. Provide effective liaison and communication with suppliers, customers and client representatives ensuring the business payment processes are adhered to
  • Participate in the receipt, opening and distribution of the mail on a daily basis
  • Source and purchase goods, following close monitoring of the Sage stock system. Working with a range of established vendors to drive costs down through bulk buying, effective timely ordering and building excellent working relationships
  • Liaise with customers inputting orders and communicating leads times
  • Organisation of freight nationally and internationally
  • All other Admin and office-based tasks required within a small office team.

Other responsibilities

  • To undertake training with TDR training

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 standard in Business Administration
  • All training will take place at the employer

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working


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

About the employer

At Advanced Composites Engineering, we pride ourselves on being a true solutions provider – bringing unrivalled expertise and experience in the bespoke composites market. Our diverse client base see us engineering and providing premium quality composite tubing to businesses across a diverse range of sectors including; – Defence / Military, – Aerospace, – Sports Equipment, – Marine components – As well as a range of commercial and industrial applications.




75 Colbourne Avenue

Nelson Park


NE23 1WD

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Training provider


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

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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