Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship


Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 2NL

Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 July 2024


An exciting opportunity is available for a Business Admin Apprentice to join Swiftool's dynamic, family owned engineering company. The successful candidate will provide efficient and effective administration support to areas of the business such as Finance, Quality, Human Resources, Operations, IT, Sales and Procurement.

Annual wage
£12,646.40 to £22,605.44 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday 8.00am - 2.30pm. You are entitled to an unpaid lunch break of 30 minutes, each working day.

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


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

  • By completing the Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship, you will gain a qualification equivalent to two A-levels
  • During the apprenticeship, you will be required to undertake off the job training; this will be provided to you during your working hours and will account for 20% of your working time

Where you’ll work

Swiftool House, Brookside Way



NG17 2NL


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:

    • Maths and English (grade C or 4 or above)

    Desirable qualifications

    Other in:

    • Microsoft Office Applications (e.g. Excel, Word) (grade Proficient)

    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
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Strong literacy skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Strong Microsoft Office skills

    Other requirements

    Candidates must be able to travel to Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield on a daily basis

    About this company

    SPE Ltd is an award winning, family owned, UK award winning precision engineering business which has experienced high growth since 2002. Our apprenticeship program offers personalised learning in a structured work environment whilst providing employer led qualifications.

    https://www.swiftool.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Following completion of the apprenticeship, there may be many opportunities to progress within Swiftool, in departments such as: HR, Finance, Quality or Sales
    • There are also other progress routes on to further qualifications in these subjects or other business areas

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Kahl Newrick



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261141.

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    Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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