Business Administration Apprenticeship DIRECT FOOD INGREDIENTS LTD

We are looking to recruit an Administrator to join our very busy and growing business. A varied role with plenty of opportunity to progress within the company. You will receive a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: today

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

    8.30am - 5.00pm (Monday - Friday).

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include:

  • Assisting the general office with administration duties
  • Inbound and outbound telephone calls and emails as required
  • Assisting the logistics team where required with outgoing despatches of orders
  • Processing of orders through sage 200c
  • Creating accurate, timely, and complete records that meet the requirements of the Food Industry
  • Experience of using Microsoft package
  • Good work ethic and willingness to learn
  • Great attention to details
  • Seeing tasks through to completion
  • Effective communicator, with a polite and professional telephone manner
  • Able to work as part of a team in a fast-moving environment as well as alone and unsupervised

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship qualification
  • Training method to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After completion of your apprenticeship, you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn, Can do attitude.


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 5/C) Desired

About the employer

Direct Food Ingredients is one of the UK’s largest distributors of functional ingredients, additives.Privately owned, it was established in 1995 the MD had a vision to become the supplier of choice for competitively priced, quality-assured materials, providing exemplary customer service. Fast forward 30 years and that’s exactly what it’s doing. With a recognised dedication to quality and unwavering commitment to service, Direct Food Ingredients is now celebrating an annual turnover of more than £20m.






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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


Maxim Business Training


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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