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Business Administrator Apprentice

We have an exciting opportunity for business administrator apprentice to join our friendly and inclusive office administration team.

About the role

As an Apprentice Business Administrator, you will learn to provide a high level of customer service and administrative support within the company. This will involve a broad range of administrative tasks, including reception duties, email correspondence, setting up meetings, undertaking expense processes, inputting data, and general support to our small, inclusive and friendly business support team. You will be part of the team that provides day-to-day support to staff within the trading groups and to other department such as project support, marketing, finance and personnel as required.
This apprenticeship offers a great opportunity to work with diverse teams in a busy science and engineering environment and to learn business, project and administration skills that you could use in a variety of office roles beyond this apprenticeship.
While working as an Apprentice Business Administrator you will be required to complete a training programme delivered in-house. This programme takes from 12 to 18 months to complete with a typical business administration apprentice programme taking approximately 16 months. Our chosen apprenticeship partner is Maximus training and you will be working to complete a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship.

About you

You should have, or be expected to obtain GCSE English and Maths grade 4 and demonstrate an enthusiasm and aptitude for the skills taught in the Apprenticeship. You will ready to take on the challenge of working with us as an apprentice.

About us

Our people are our most important asset. We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff of the highest calibre – people who have the desire and determination to succeed and be ambitious, not only for themselves but for their colleagues and clients too. We are relentless in our drive to create an exceptional working environment and we look for energy and positivity to ensure our staff remain inspired. We offer a stimulating working environment that seeks to surprise colleagues and clients with what we can achieve. We share knowledge, ideas and experience to underpin our value of working collaboratively. Our work is authentic, based on evidence and facts, and we aspire to be aware, manage, understand and master the challenges of expanding world issues and complex customer problems.

Our excellent benefits package includes: 

  • A defined contribution pension scheme (subject to eligibility criteria)
  • Life insurance x 3 salary (subject to eligibility criteria) 
  • 22 days holiday, plus three days discretionary company holiday and eight bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours which allows for additional leave to be taken subject to hours accrued and business needs
  • Onsite restaurant, gym and nursery
  • Active sports and social club
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Our head office is based at Howbery Park near Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

Hours of work: 37 hours per week – Monday to Friday – pattern of hours may vary to accommodate reception cover.

Supporting info

How to apply

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter, clearly stating the vacancy of interest to:
Sharon Draper, Personnel Advisor, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA, United Kingdom, or email personnel@hrwallingford.com

Closing date: 4 October 2019.

HR Wallingford is an equal opportunities employer

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