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Business Admin Apprentice

Job description

BPX are looking for a Business Administrator to supplement our existing team. This apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to learn all about our business with varied responsibilities, working with a great team and in a fast-paced environment.

Office Administration Apprentice Day to day duties will include:

  • Answering the sales office telephone, transferring calls to the relevant person and taking messages where required
  • Managing the sales office inbox, answering queries and redirecting emails where appropriate. Discussing customer requirements to identify the best options to meet their requirements
  • Producing quotations and following these up Order processing
  • Monitoring customer accounts. E-mail and telephone communication with customers
  • Liaising with suppliers to expedite incoming goods
  • General office administration duties as requested by the Sales Office Manager

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 10/02/2022

Possible start date: 17/02/2022

Skills required

  • Microsoft office proficient (including Excel and Word)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work on own initiative and drive the company towards a common goal of excellence and growth
  • Strong eye for detail and accuracy
  • Team place, able to communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • Willing to learn new skills and open to training opportunities
  • Smart, personable, confident with a professional manner

Qualifications required

Maths and English A*-C/9-4 or equivalent at GCSE desirable but not essential

Training provided

Business Administrator Standard Level 3 - Functional Skills level 1 / 2 Please click on the link above for more information regarding End Point Assessment.

Future progression

  • Enthusiastic
  • Personable
  • Reliable
  • Willing to learn
  • Take instruction well and confident to ask questions when in doubt
  • Excellent time-keeping
  • Good sense of humour

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Have you looked at your journey to and from the location,, and can you drive?

Second question
Have you any administration experience?

Employer information

BPX is a specialist distributor of electrical control and automation products. With thirteen offices throughout the UK and Ireland we supply customers worldwide with electrical components that control and automate electrical processes such as conveyor systems, automated handling systems and a host of other applications. We are a family owned business for over 50 years and we operate as distributors for many of the world’s leading electrical, electronic and pneumatic manufacturers. Our guiding principle is to Help to Choose and Help to Use and we come to work each day determined to ensure that BPX customers have the most technically and commercially efficient solutions for their applications.

Address details:

386 Haydn Road

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Reference number VAC001774036
Working week Monday Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm, Shifts to be confirmed

(37.50 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Business Administrator - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £146.25 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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

Due to a known issue with the National Apprenticeship Service vacancy V1 data API, some wage values displayed on our apprenticeship vacancy listings may differ compared to the Find an Apprenticeship service. When applying for a vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service the correct wage value will be shown on their listings. — Read more about this API issue

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