Business Administrator Apprentice PRIMA CHEESE LTD

Prima Cheese Ltd, is offering a dynamic apprenticeship opportunity in their Finance Department. As a Business Administration Apprentice, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the smooth and timely operation of their accounting processes.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

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 - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm 30 mins dinner.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Business Administration Apprentice, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the smooth and timely operation of their accounting processes, including general administration, credit control, sales order processing, purchasing and general accounting. You'll gain hands-on experience in liaising with internal departments, suppliers and customers.

The following lists the Key Areas for which you are responsible and accountable. These are not exhaustive, and your support is required in developing your

Job Description and role as the position progresses.

Firm Contribution

• To make the fullest contribution to the Company at large.

• To be supportive of colleagues and participate in the Firm’s initiatives and events.

• To improve your job role through consistent improvements and suggestions for your role and the department as a whole.

• To ensure communication is valid throughout the company network and information given is factual.

Role Specific

• Assisting Finance Department with day-to-day duties.

• Assisting with raising sales invoices and credit notes.

• Assisting with processing supplier invoices and payments.

• Supplier statement reconciliations.

• Ensuring invoices match up with purchase orders.

• Processing staff expenses and credit card transactions.

• Daily bank accounts reconciliations.

• Prepare and send out weekly and monthly statements to customers.

• Communicating with suppliers and customers by phone and email.

• Assisting with month-end preparation.

• Working as part of a team to meet deadlines.

• Assisting with administrative tasks (filing and scanning)

Key Skills / Attributes

• An interest to build career in finance.

• Good communication skills and telephone manner.

• Attention to detail.

• Well organised.

• Good knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook) - desirable, but not essential Client Care.

• To ensure the highest possible levels of customer and supplier care are delivered thereby ensuring excellent levels of customer satisfaction and repeat business.


• Protection of confidential information is a fundamental feature of your relationship with customers, suppliers, and the Company. It exists as a concept both as a matter of law and as a matter of conduct.


• To be aware of your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and ensure safe working practices are always followed.

• To demonstrate technical ability appropriate to the role.

• To demonstrate an understanding of the professional and statutory requirements within which the Company operates.


• To contribute to the department generally, taking an active part in meetings.

The training you will be getting

Full Level 3 Business Administrator Standard.

All training will take place at the employers’ premises.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The possibility of full time employment on the successful completion of the apprenticeship. The aim is to progress to a position finance, with subsequent opportunities for advancement within the department or across the broader company. In the long term, there are likely opportunities to progress to supervisor and then manager levels. This is an entry level role and comes with full training and support. Great opportunity for someone with no previous experience to get into accounts.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Ability to work independently , Ability to work under pressure, Detail orientated., Excellent communication skills, Good IT skills, Highly organised, manage own workload, Team player


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

About the employer

Prima Cheese is a rapidly expanding food production company rooted in a robust and proud family heritage. While our primary focus lies in Pizza Cheese, which serves as our core business, we have diversified our offerings to include a range of other dairy products, catering primarily to the foodservice and food manufacturing markets.




13 Partnership Court,

Seaham Grange Industrial Estate,

Seaham, Durham,


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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