Apprentice Administrative Payroll Assistant

Connells Estate Agents Ltd

This is fantastic opportunity to work with one of the largest and most successful estate agency groups in the UK. You will be able to be part of a great team and work your way up within a business administrative role.

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Closing date: 02 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

37.5, 5 out of 6 days, 9-5pm

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration

13 Months

Possible start date

03 May 2017

Date posted

24 Feb 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

This role will include working within the finance department of the building. You will work towards completing a business administration award and to learn all aspects of administration.

Your main duties will include:

  • Dealing with invoices. This be making sure they are processed accurately on a time basis
  • Speaking about invoices to different members of staff making sure they are authorised by the correct person
  • Dealing with enquiries and invoices from all the different branches and suppliers and will be trained to deal with these in an affective timely manner
  • Updating spreadsheets
  • Dealing with computer systems
  • Replying to email enquiries and taking phone calls
  • Other admin tasks which could include filling and faxing and sorting out any post
  • You will need to make sure that everything within the office is organised
  • Good telephone manner with customers and clients

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer Literature
  • Good Telephone Manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Having a Positive attitude
  • Keen to succeed
  • Having a confident nature
  • Being Ambitious and motivated

Qualifications required

  • Maths and English GCSE C or above (equivalent) is desirable but not essential

Future prospects

On successful completion of this award further training is possibly available to complete Level 3 in business administration and a long term career.

About the employer

Connells’ significant profile in Leighton Buzzard means it is one of the town’s leading local employers. Its head office in Leighton Buzzard employ over 500 skilled staff and provide the backbone to the entire Group’s residential sales, lettings, corporate, new homes, mortgage, conveyancing, surveying and asset management services across three buildings located centrally in the town.

Cumbria House, the principal head office on Hockliffe Street, has 220 plus employees in departments spanning Marketing, PR, Accounts, Human Resources and many more. Lavells House, also on Hockliffe Street, hosts 160 plus staff and the company’s Asset Management, Lettings Support Unit and National Sales Centre while Lombard House, on Leighton Road, contains 150 plus people in IT and the Mortgage Business Unit. The company also has two High Street Estate Agency Branches in Leighton Buzzard trading as Connells and Brown & Merry.


Connells Estate Agents Ltd


Lavells House

31 Hockliffe Street

Leighton Buzzard


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Training provider

  • Full Business Administration incorporating NVQ where evidence will be gathered to build a portfolio showing your competency within the role
  • Functional Skills to include Maths, English & ICT where portfolio work will be completed along with a tested part for both (where applicable)
  • Technical Certificate to underpin your knowledge of working in the sector; this also comes with a tested part.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Positive Outcomes Ltd


Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Please do not directly approach this employer. Any direct approach to the employer will result in your application being disqualified. All applications for this vacancy must be through Positive Outcomes Training Provider or this Apprenticeship website.

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Closing date: 02 May 2017