Business Admin Apprentice



Closes in 9 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 18 June 2024


CVC Components specialise in Military, Avionic, Radar, Industrial, and Commercial spares, striving to preserve and provide access to our rich technological heritage. We're now looking for an apprentice to join our office team. You will be answering calls, ordering supplies, dealing with courier deliveries, talking to clients and suppliers.

Annual wage
£12,480 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 - Thursday, 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm.

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

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard:

  • This will be a blended delivery, a mixture of Microsoft Teams and face-to-face
  • All training will take place on-site and within your working hours
  • Ixion Holdings will complete Functional Skills in English and maths where necessary and will ensure Health & Safety, British Values and Equality & Diversity is embedded throughout the course

Where you’ll work







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/C or above)
    • Maths (grade 4/C or 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
    • Administrative skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    Other requirements

    How you will travel to the location.

    About this company

    We are a group of four companies. The successful applicant will be working as an apprentice learning about all four companies. BSL Express Spares, CVC Components, Defence Support Limited and FEL Avionices, a unique group of companies holding one of the UK’s largest combined STOCK of obsolete, hard to find Legacy, Military, Avionic, Industrial & Commercial Electronic Component spares. Located in Latchingdon CM3 6HB all four companies are run independently. Over the past five decades we have accumulated an impressive stock portfolio of commercial and industrial electronic components amassed through strategic stock purchases, acquisitions and excess inventory purchases through Government and Military sources. From humble beginnings to our purpose built 45,000 sq ft storage facility, on a secure 40-acre site, we are dedicated to excellent customer service and fulfilling your requirements. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • On successful completion of the apprenticeship a permanent position with the company will be discussed

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Katy Ash

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258918.

    Apply now

    Closes in 9 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

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