Apprentice Business Administrator PLAYFORDS LIMITED

The Apprentice Business Administrator will provide support to all aspects of the business operations. The role will be to administer and assist with the company’s general administration duties across a variety of areas providing important support and assistance to the senior management team.

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (with 1 hour for lunch)

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting with answering and directing incoming telephone calls through from the incoming line
  • Greeting visitors, managing signing in/out book and assisting with visitors when on site
  • Maintaining front door and stores deliveries
  • Completing administrative tasks such as filing, deliveries and collections, and accepting incoming mail
  • Processing of Incoming post to date stamp and distribute to company director
  • Log and record all deliveries at reception or stores and communicate to staff about incoming deliveries
  • Management, upkeep and ordering of Office Stationery and Welfare supplies including printer toners, tea coffee etc.
  • Assisting with IT Management - Record Keeping and logging as well as procurement of equipment when instructed, point of contact for IT support
  • Ensuring general office maintenance and checks are carried out and completed as required
  • Assisting with HSEQ Administration & Filing including the updating of record sheets and HSEQ Dashboard
  • Assisting with Recording of Playfords Carbon Footprint
  • Assisting with Website & Social Media Account Management
  • Administration of new Starter paperwork and booking inductions, organising equipment for new starters
  • Organisation of vehicle fleet changes with garage and internal staff
  • Arranging hospitality functions such as the company Christmas party, catering for meetings, birthday cards for staff etc.
  • Management of the email account
  • Booking of meeting rooms and spaces for external visitors
  • Assistance with procurement of Playfords required service provisions i.e. energy quotes, mobile phone contracts etc.
  • Assisting to organise and ensure completion of annual equipment calibration
  • Responsible for taking reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other people who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work. Ensure compliance with legislation, standards, and the companies ISO:45001 Standard
  • Responsible for ensuring that waste is disposed of correctly in accordance with the company’s Environmental ISO:14001 Standard
  • Adhere to Playfords Quality Processes and Procedures in accordance with the companies Quality ISO:9001 Standard
  • Implement and act in accordance with the company Information Security procedures. Protect assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference
  • Report security events or potential events or other security risks to the organisation
  • With mentoring support, to lead on projects for administrative improvements within the office as part of the apprenticeship

The training you will be getting

The practical period is the time dedicated to the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours for your apprenticeship which includes the following components:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administrator (optional)
  • Business Administrator - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Functional Skills maths and English Level 2 (exemptions apply)
  • The apprentice would be assigned a Business Services assessor through the college, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence
  • The knowledge side would be provided via workshop remote sessions, assignments, evidence of workplace competence. Portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Long term permanent employment opportunity to take on the role of Business Administrator for the successful candidate
  • This is a new role for the business and a real opportunity for the candidate to grow into the role and have an input into improving the administration processes in place using their skills and knowledge gained to become an integral part of the overall team

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, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Onsite parking. Working within a small team and independently.

About the employer

Playfords has been established since 1925 and is based at Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, with a regional office in London, serving the South of England and is an Electrical Contracting Company.




Solar House Blackstone Road

Stukeley Meadows Business Park


PE29 6EF

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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



01223 418778

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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