Junior Administrator Apprentice 1ST LINE DEFENCE LTD

The Junior administrator will be responsible for supporting the finance team with fulfilling departmental and companywide objectives. The primary role will be to carry out a range of administrative duties related to the smooth running of operational invoicing, assisting with payroll timesheet checks and purchase ledger invoices.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Sending sales invoices and credit notes to clients
  • Ensuring sales invoices have been received into the correct hands, obtaining invoice approvals to assist credit controller
  • Producing and sending client account statements
  • Assisting with credit control to ascertain stage of approval and progress with our invoices
  • Collating credit card receipts and checking them off against the statements
  • Adding customer and supplier accounts within Sage and maintaining accurate records
  • Collation of documentation and updating of systems to support mileage and fuel VAT claim
  • Weekly sending of field operatives timesheets updating payroll records area
  • Saving timesheets from the payroll email inbox
  • Ensuring all timesheets required for that week have been received and carrying out initial compliance checks
  • Chasing fuel receipts from employees to support mileage and fuel VAT claim
  • Ensuring the accounts email inbox is kept organised and all emails promptly actioned
  • Copying/filing/answering the telephone etc.
  • Provide support on team projects, in order to assist with business organisation, continuity and improving processes
  • Other Ad-hoc duties/administrative tasks

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Working towards completing level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard. Attendance at Hertford Regional College for ad hoc workshops

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Essential

About the employer

1st Line Defence is one of the leading unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation companies in UK. We are dedicated to delivering solutions to deal with aerial-delivered unexploded bombs (UXBs) from both WWI and WWII, as well as UXO related to historical land use by the military. Our services range from early-stage desktop risk assessments through to UXO support to construction projects, site investigation and offshore works. We are passionate about providing services with a friendly, open and ethical approach. With headquarters in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, we operate across the UK and undertake projects overseas.







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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Team


01992 411572

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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