Apprentice Business Administrator

Collins Aerospace

Winnersh, RG41 5TP

Closes on Friday 23 August

Posted on 28 June 2024


Summary

At Collins Aerospace, we have an exciting opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice starting in September. Working at our Winnersh UK site, from day one you’ll be a key member of our small, friendly Global Trade team.

Annual wage
Competitive

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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)
Hours
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September

Duration

1 Year 9 Months

Positions available

1

Work

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

  • Business Administrator Level 3 qualification
  • Level 3 NVQ
  • Training will be one day a week online
  •  Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard

 

Where you’ll work

Collins Aerospace, Building 700

Unit 730 Wharfedale Rd

Reading

Winnersh

RG41 5TP

Training

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

TRAIN'D UP RAILWAY RESOURCING LIMITED

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.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Math, English and Science (grade 4-9)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Prioritise effectively
    • A great work ethic

    Other requirements

    Are you able to travel to this work location on a daily basis?

    About this company

    At Collins Aerospace, we have an exciting opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice starting in September. Working at our Winnersh UK site, from day one you’ll be a key member of our small, friendly Global Trade team. You will gain practical on-the-job experience of a broad range of administrative duties with the opportunity to specialise in Global Trade. The team also support our Burgess Hill business and has an international focus so you will have the opportunity to work with our overseas colleagues.

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    Upon successfully completing your apprenticeship the options are endless. You could continue to develop your career by choosing to obtain further qualifications, develop and improve your management and leadership skills or even move across the different areas of the business to pursue a career in your chosen field. You will develop key administrative skills which will form the basis of your future career and which we hope may lead to securing a permanent role with us!

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    TRAIN'D UP RAILWAY RESOURCING LIMITED

    Cathryn Hindess

    cathryn.hindess@traindup.org

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261151.

    Apply now

    Closes on Friday 23 August

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