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Business Administration Apprenticeship +

Vacancies:          1
Company:           Landscape Engineering
Location:            Padiham
Hours:                 Monday – Friday  9am-5pm

Annual Wage:  National Apprenticeship minimum wage

Key Duties will include:

  • Data input, Filing. Photocopying, Scanning and Cross checking
  • Dealing with Accounts, Invoices, Sales Ledger and Sage System
  • Dealing with wages, timesheets and PAYE queries
  • Ordering materials
  • Make and receive telephone calls to customer and suppliers, ensuring a high level of customer service each time
  • Social Media and marketing Engagement
  • Any other duties as directed
Customer Service Apprentice - Prefix Systems +

Vacancies:          1
Company:           Prefix Systems
Location:            Blackburn
Hours:                 Monday – Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-4pm.
Annual Wage:  Above Apprenticeship minimum wage

We have a fantastic opportunity for a confident, energetic and eager Customer Service Apprentice with charisma and determination to join our award-winning team at Prefix Systems, a leading conservatory roof system manufacturer and aluminium fabrication specialist. This opportunity is for you if you are keen to be part of a business that’s passionate about providing customers with first class levels of service, both before and after sales, setting us apart from other conservatory system fabricators.

We work across a broad customer base which includes large construction organisations, private housebuilders and home improvement companies. Our business is part a larger group of Prefix Systems companies with locations across the UK.

As part of the apprenticeship programme you will receive on the job training from our dedicated customer services team. You will also undertake a variety of placements across the business to further develop your knowledge and skills, enabling you to become a valuable member of the team. Your formal training delivered by the external training provider will be directly relevant to your day to day activities in the workplace.

At Prefix we are passionate about our people and have a real team ethos. To be successful in this role you must be a natural communicator and have a positive can-do attitude towards solving problems, a passion for quality and good attention to detail. You must be able to work well with people and demonstrate dependability through good attendance and adherence to timelines and schedules.

The role:

  • Answering inbound telephone calls and making outbound calls in a professional manner
  • Answering inbound telephone calls and making outbound calls in a professional manner
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers via email and telephone to efficiently rectify complaints and queries
  • Ensuring corrective actions are implemented when required
  • Liaising with couriers regarding lost/missing orders and replacement parts
  • Helping to drive customer satisfaction through feedback and process improvement
  • Other general office administration.

About you:

  • Energetic and eager to learn
  • Energetic and eager to learn
  • IT literate with MS Office products
  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability to operate under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Although on the job training will be provided, confident communication skills with a good telephone manner are highly desirable.

Qualifications required:

  • 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above including Maths and English (desirable)
  • Any further education qualifications (desirable).

 

As part of your package you will receive an above apprenticeship rate of pay subject to a successful 6 month review point, enhanced holiday entitlement and access to the company pension scheme. Normal Company working hours are Monday to Thursday 8am until 5pm and Friday 8am until 4pm.

If you’re looking for a great place to work that will help you achieve your career goals we want to hear from you. Passion, enthusiasm and hard work are all qualities possessed by a good Customer Service team and, if this applies to you, then submit your application to become a valuable member of our team.

Prefix Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable adjustments will be made wherever practicable on account of a disability to enable you to perform the essential duties of your role.

Apply Now!

Call: 01254 354 220
Email: apprenticeships@accross.ac.uk

Accountancy Apprentice - Marsden Building Society +

Vacancies:          1
Company:           Marsden Building Society
Location:            Burnley
Hours:                 37.5 hours
Hourly Rate:     TBC

You would follow a structured training programme in company with day release at a local college.

At level 2 you would learn how to use manual and computerised accounting systems to carry out a wide range of accounting duties and you will start to develop double entry bookkeeping skills and gain knowledge of management and administrative processes. You will also learn basic costing principles and how to work with sales and purchase ledgers.

Daily balancing of summit Investment and Mortgages to the nominal ledger balancing the previous days summit to the day before nominal ledger to ensure all entries that have been posted in summit have been posted in the nominal ledger.

Purchase Ledger keying in all invoices received, weekly payment runs by cheque and faster payment, chase up outstanding invoices and check statements, in a timely manner, ensuring bank details are correct when  suppliers are paid via the bank, scanning and filing invoices paid.

Prepare Debtors, Creditors, Pre-payments & Accruals at Month End for review by Finance Manager.

Helping Finance Manager prepare Management Accounts & Budgets

Treasury Back Office sending out confirmations, checking standard settlement instructions and audit request letters.

Personal Qualities:

The ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team and be respectful to team members at all times. Be an excellent communicator at all levels, via telephone and face to face. Be able to use their own initiative.

Qualifications Required:

It is essential that due to the nature of the job the candidate is educated to A level.

It is desirable that the candidate has advanced IT knowledge at grade B

Future prospects:

Position of Finance Assistant available upon successful completion of AAT qualification and trainee competencies. The opportunities in the world of business are endless. Many apprentices start in business administration, customer service or accountancy, which are great stepping stones into lots of exciting careers. You can go on to specialise in a particular field and into management. You will find people who started in administration working in all professional areas and at all levels. If you are good at IT, have an eye for detail and enjoy working with others then a Business Apprenticeship could give your career a great start.

Apply Now!

Call: 01254 354 220
Email: apprenticeships@accross.ac.uk

Customer Service Apprentice - MatParts +

Vacancies:          1
Company:           MatParts Ltd
Location:            Bacup
Hours:                 Monday – Friday, approx. 39 hours per week
Hourly Rate:     £4.50 per hour

Matparts is a leading supplier of industrial sewing machines and sewing machine spare parts based in Bacup, Lancashire. We distribute our products worldwide and take pride in our level of customer service. We are looking for someone who is confident, has a good telephone manner and spelling/grammar, as they will be required to deal with our customers by phone, email and social media. We will offer you support and training to perform to the best of your ability while gaining valuable experience in customer service and will consider permanent employment at the end of the apprenticeship. You will be working with and learning from a young team in a modern environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answering customer’s phone calls and emails
  • Order processing
  • Administration duties.

Skills Required:

  • C or above in Maths and English
  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel an advantage.

Personal Qualities:

  • Good telephone manner
  • Strong time management skills.

Apply Now!

Call: 01254 354 220
Email: apprenticeships@accross.ac.uk

Accounting Apprentice - Totally Wicked +

Vacancies:          1
Company:           Totally Wicked
Location:            Blackburn
Hours:                 Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Hourly Rate:     £3.50 per hour (apprenticeship minimum wage)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cashing up, petty cash reconciliation
  • Preparation of purchase orders
  • Support with ordering overhead items
  • Matching invoices to purchase orders and delivery notes
  • Filing and archiving
  • Generally assist other departments and finance team.

Skills Required:

  • Basic organisation skills
  • Able to follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Good communications skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Strong time management skills.

Apply Now!

Call: 01254 354 220
Email: apprenticeships@accross.ac.uk

Business Admin Apprentice - Cleverboxes Ltd. +

Vacancies:          1
Company:           Cleverboxes Ltd.
Location:            Burnley
Hours:                 Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm
Hourly Rate:     £4.50 per hour

Cleverboxes are a multi-channel, multi-vendor online retailer. We have a vast product range from home textiles and garden products to lighting, home electrical appliances and technology items. We are a fast-paced company and always adapting to new trends and developments. We take pride in our level of service not only to our customers but right through the business to our suppliers and partners too. Our brand association with different marketplaces and many different key vendors means we are in a great position to grow rapidly and serve a much larger customer base.

Description:

Working closely with our senior purchasing manager you will be responsible for ensuring all orders are placed in the correct timescale as well as making sure customers are updated on deliveries accordingly as well as any potential issues/delays.

A key aspect of the assistant product manager are accuracy and consistency while ensuring project deadlines are met. Excellent communication skills are key to establish and maintain internal and external relationships to facilitate product and supplier maintenance. ICT competence is also vital to the role with technical.

Duties and Responsibilities:

All apprentices will be given support and training to perform to the best of your ability whilst gaining valuable experience as to how companies build successful online trade.

A key aspect of the role will be recognising any potential issues or delays in an appropriate amount of time and ensuring the customer is made aware and dealt with accordingly. The main aim is to ensure the customer journey from straight to finish is as easy and straightforward as possible.

General administration duties will be expected such as:

  • Ensure all express shipments leave the warehouse same day, make Customer Services aware of any issues.
  • Ensure all direct drop orders are chased and fulfilled on the required ETA day, again reporting any potential issues to Customer Services.
  • Ensure all orders due into the Warehouse are fulfilled on the required ETA day, reporting any discrepancies to suppliers and Customer Services.
  • Raise Purchase orders for express shipments in a timely manner, ensuring stock is available. Engage with suppliers to ensure best possible pricing.
  • Regularly check and update internal systems such as Kewill & Netsuite ensuring orders are processed and dealt with accordingly.
  • Build up a rapport with existing suppliers, ensure regular contact via email or telephone.
  • Liaise with Customer Services on a regular basis regarding delayed/out of stock orders to ensure ETA’s are adhered to.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualifications to participate in Higher Apprenticeship Business Administration
  • Computer literate with some knowledge or exposure of Microsoft Excel
  • Desire to understand the product market and competition.
  • Good communications skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Strong time management skills.

Working Conditions:

Sufficient office work space with suitable work station (laptop or PC) with dual screen, telephone and suitable seating with desk space.

Reporting to:

Report directly to the Purchasing Manager.

Business Admin Apprentice – Rossendale Borough Council (HR Team) +

Vacancies           1
Company            Rossendale Borough Council
Location             Rossendale
Hours                  Monday – Friday, 37 hours per week
Hourly Rate      £150.00 per week (above the apprenticeship national minimum wage)

Description

To provide general administrative support to the HR and Corporate Support Team and Council in a flexible and customer focused way.

To support the Council to achieve its vision that by 2018, Rossendale will have strong communities with an enhanced environment and heritage. It will be an attractive place to live where tourists visit and employers invest.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Your duties will include:

  • To undertake general administration duties within the Corporate Support Team, including photocopying, scanning and filing documentation.
  • To operate and maintain the Council and Corporate Support Team IT systems.
  • To assist in the maintenance of the Corporate Support Team’s databases and filing systems.
  • To deal with internal and external customers face to face, in writing, by email and by telephone in a professional and friendly manner.
  • To promote a positive image of the Corporate Support Team through development of effective working relationships within the team, throughout the Council and with external bodies.
  • To undertake general administration duties within the HR Team
  • To operate in accordance with Council priorities and policies.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required within the Corporate Support Team.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to prioritise work to meet deadlines
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Good IT Skills
Business Admin Apprentice – Giant Leap Childcare +

Vacancies           1
Company            Giant Leap Childcare
Location             Burnley
Hours                  40 hours per week
Hourly Rate      £4.00 per hour

Main Duties:

  • To provide the admin support to the nursery ensuring that the highest level of service is provided to the customer at all times, whilst supporting the business.
  • To provide the admin support to the nursery ensuring that the highest level of service is provided to the customer at all times, whilst supporting the business.
  • To attend college on a regular basis gaining knowledge and understanding needed to complete the apprenticeship and undertake any relevant training for continuous professional development.
  • To support the Nursery in achieving targets set by the Senior Management Team and business.
  • To provide confidential, effective, efficient and flexible administration support guided by the Nursery Manager.
  • To provide an efficient, welcoming and courteous reception service, and to promote a professional image of the nursery at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Your duties will include:

  1. To follow and uphold Giant Leap Policies, Procedures and ethos at all times and report any failings to do so by others to the Manager.
  2. To collect fees from parents/carers and to ensure that accurate invoices and transaction records are kept and updated as necessary, pursuing outstanding fees and resolving any account queries.
  3. To maintain accurate confidential databases and paper files as necessary, including staff, children’s and parent’s written records.
  4. To collate and print children’s and staff’ registers on a regular basis.
  5. To take new and amended bookings and keep a waiting list system for new children.
  6. To deal with parents’ queries and changes to booking requirements and arrange visits for new parents.
  7. To prepare financial and other reports as required and to manage the petty cash system.
  8. Preparing monthly payroll spreadsheet and overtime sheet. Ensuring that this is authorised by the Manager/Deputy before forwarding to Directors.
  9. To maintain the nursery’s inventory system, keep accurate details of stock levels and collate orders for administrative/office stationary supplies.
  10. To assist senior nursery staff with reference to children’s settling-in and start date procedures.
  11. To oversee administrative arrangements for events, meetings and training workshops.
  12. To process correspondence and arrange appointments for senior staff.
  13. To draft parent and staff newsletters, and other literature, as required.
  14. To support the Nursery Manager with marketing, communication and publicity e.g. flyers, displays etc.; including up-to-date social media e.g. website, facebook, twitter, press release etc.
  15. To take minutes as required.
  16. To ensure adherence to nursery’s code of practice on confidentiality, and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  17. Welcoming parents, children and visitors; and providing reception, advice and customer care services for the nursery including dealing with general enquiries.
  18. Communicating pleasantly and effectively in person, in writing and on the telephone.
  19. Keeping the reception area and office/desk tidy.
  20. To keep up to date with current good practice.
  21. To contribute to and attend his/her supervisions and staff appraisal.
  22. To attend regular team meetings, conferences, training events or other meetings as identified by the Nursery Manager.
  23. To perform any other duties as deemed necessary by the Nursery Manager.
  24. To assist in carrying out nursery Health and Safety checks and risk assessments.

Other Duties:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the Nursery Manager.

It may be necessary to renew this job description in the light of changing circumstances, in consultation with the job holder.

All members of the staff team must ensure that the appropriate member of the Senior Team is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns which they may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection.

Job descriptions are intended to give individuals clear guidance on what they are expected to achieve. However, they rarely capture all tasks and responsibilities. All staff are therefore expected occasionally to undertake other duties not detailed above but within the scope of the job.

This job description will also be reviewed as part of the performance management process.

Person Specification (Essential Criteria)

  • Proven experience of undertaking general administration.
  • Experience and knowledge of setting up and maintaining manual and computerised record and files.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel (or equivalent) skills. Experience of having managed petty cash.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience of having produced written documentation to a high standard.
  • Experience of diary management.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and own initiative. Ability to manage own time and prioritise tasks.
  • Good customer awareness.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Data Protection and confidentiality issues.
Business Admin Apprentice - Focus On Testing +

Vacancies           1
Company            Focus On Testings
Location             Accrington
Hours                  Monday – Friday, 30 hours per week
Hourly Rate      £4.00 per hour

Description

Our award-winning compliance company are looking for an enthusiastic full-time Business Administration Apprentice to join our close-knit, team based office to help us grow.

We provide various testing requirements ranging from PAT Testing, Fixed Installation Testing, Fire Protections maintenance and Asbestos Services plus many more.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop and progress within the company with the help of all our team providing full support, initial and additional training and helping you gain the right qualifications in all aspects of the business.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Your duties will include:

  • Administrative duties ranging from filing, copying, binding, scanning etc.
  • Organising travel arrangements for engineers i.e. hotel stays
  • Inputting engineer data within excel spread sheets
  • Drawing up letters & emails on behalf of your colleagues
  • Processing expense sheets
  • Processing invoices
  • Monitoring stationary levels and ordering general office supplies
  • Stock-checking engineers kit and ordering supplies as and when required
  • Dealing with website / telephone enquirers • Managing of the engineers/staff diary as and when required
  • Resolving administrative problems
  • Dealing with daily post

Basic Qualification/Requirements:

Although no qualifications are required, we would ask you have basic computer skills inclusive of Microsoft office / outlook / word and hold a very polite and confident telephone manner.

You are also required to have a good ability to multi-task, be able to work as part of a team and be able to manage and prioritise yourself on a daily basis in the office environment.

Business Admin Apprentice - Panaz +

Vacancies           1
Company            Panaz
Location             Burnley
Hours                  Monday – Friday (early finish at 3pm on a Friday)
Hourly Rate      £3.50 per hour

 

Main tasks of the job:

  1. To raise all purchase orders for pattern cards and pattern books along with their associated raw materials.
  2. To ensure all fabrics and raw materials for pattern cards and pattern books are in the right location at the right time to allow the third party manufacturer to make the required goods.
  3. To assess demand and modify planning rules on Mertex.
  4. To create fabric purchase orders as required.
  5. To expedite all outstanding relevant purchase orders to ensure on time delivery by liaising with the relevant supplier, updating Mertex as and when appropriate.
  6. To book in all relevant purchase orders in a timely and accurate manner.
  7. To resolve any invoice matching queries.
  8. To reconcile and maintain accurate stock levels at third party manufactures.
  9. To create and maintain all necessary product codes and bills of materials on Mertex.

Full training to be given.

 

Company Quality Policy

  1. To understand the Company policy on Quality.
  2. To be responsible for the quality of own work.
  3. To act ethically towards customers and suppliers.
  4. To abide by the applicable Health & Safety rules.
  5. To report occurrences which have affected, or may affect, the quality of products or services.
  6. To participate in own personal development and maintain records.
  7. To be familiar with the applicable quality system documents and work according to the latest versions.
  8. To maintain those Quality System documents where the job holder is indicated as the author and to approve those documents where indicated as the approver (see the Document Lists held in the Quality System).

 

Review

This Job description is intended to be flexible and may be reviewed periodically as the job or Company grows. Jobholder’s are expected to be flexible and be prepared to carry out similar tasks required which do not fall within the scope of the specific duties. This Job Description will be amended in discussion with the Post Holder.

 

Objectives and Appraisals

Specific objectives relating to the Post Holder’s work will be formally established in discussion with the Buyer & Materials Planner and will be amended in discussion with the Post Holder.

Business Admin Apprentice - Chorley Group Burnley +

Vacancies           1
Company            Chorley Group Burnley
Location             Burnley
Hours                  Monday – Friday, 8:30am  – 5pm
Hourly Rate      £3.50 per hour

Founded as a family business back in 1988, Chorley Group have grown into an award winning automotive organisation operating internationally with six key dealerships and four franchises across the North-West of England including Chorley, Burnley, Blackpool, Preston and Wigan.
We have a great opportunity in our Burnley Branch Service Department for a Service Advisor. The main duties of the role are:

  • Telephone Bookings needing accurate recording of customer details, jobs required, arrival dates and times and record accordingly
  • Prepare customer packs with job related paperwork ready for collection
  • Greet customers on arrival and confirm customer details. Complete relevant paperwork associated with customer job and process payments
  • Contact customers about services & mots due and parts information
  • Ensure job cards are completed with additional vehicle details that are missing
  • Dealing with any email enquiries/bookings
  • Filing and general office duties.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Confidence on the telephone
  • Smart appearance.
Business Admin Apprentice – Triscan Systems +

Vacancies           1
Company            Triscan Systems
Location             Accrington
Hours                  Mon-Thurs 8.30am-4.45pm, Fri 8.30am-3.30pm  – 37.5 hours per week
Hourly Rate      £4.11 per hour/£154.12 per week

A local company, Triscan Systems are the UK’s leading fuel management provider.  We’ve been manufacturing and installing fuel management systems to a wide range of customers in the commercial transport sector for over 30 years. This is an exciting opportunity to join the business world and earn while you learn.  On the job training will be supplemented by day release with a local training provider leading to an Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Key Responsibilities

Undertake administration duties including:

  • Maintain company records via data input
  • Managing incoming and outgoing post
  • Booking overnight accommodation for staff
  • Answer telephone calls, direct appropriately or deal with routine enquiries
  • Assist with organising meetings and events
  • Meet and greet visitors, provide refreshments
  • Maintain stocks of office supplies
  • Photocopying, filing, shredding

Person specification

  • Minimum of GCSE at C or above in English and Maths
  • Organised
  • Detail oriented and accurate
  • Articulate and a good communicator
  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel

Prospects

There is the possibility of further training and ultimately a permanent post.

Finance Apprentice - Marsden Building Society +

Vacancies           1
Company            Marsden Building Society
Location             Nelson
Hours                  TBC at the interview Total hours per week: 37.50
Annual wage   £12,000.00

This vacancy is for a Finance Apprentice based in Nelson, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

Apprenticeship summary

You would follow a structured training programme in company with day release at a local college.

At level 2 you would learn how to use manual and computerised accounting systems to carry out a wide range of accounting duties and you will start to develop double entry bookkeeping skills and gain knowledge of management and administrative processes. You will also learn basic costing principles and how to work with sales and purchase ledgers.

Daily balancing of summit Investment and Mortgages to the nominal ledger balancing the previous days summit to the day before nominal ledger to ensure all entries that have been posted in summit have been posted in the nominal ledger.

Purchase Ledger keying in all invoices received, weekly payment runs by cheque and faster payment, chase up outstanding invoices and check statements, in a timely manner, ensuring bank details are correct when  suppliers are paid via the bank, scanning and filing invoices paid.

Prepare Debtors, Creditors, Pre-payments & Accruals at Month End for review by Finance Manager.

Helping Finance Manager prepare Management Accounts & Budgets

Treasury Back Office sending out confirmations, checking standard settlement instructions and audit request letters.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Numerical competence There is no need to be a Maths genius but you must be comfortable with numbers and have a Maths GCSE or equivalent to do the AAT Qualification.

Communication skills You need to be able to confidently communicate technical information to others with no accounting knowledge. It is important to be able to communicate clearly at all levels of the business.

Team player Accountants often work in teams. You need to work well with others to get and deliver information which makes it easier to do your job.

Interpersonal skills You must be able to interact with others. Building relationships with people in the business is important as they will help you carry out your role.

Problem solving in accounting you will often need to determine the best way to solve a problem. You may encounter challenges so it is important you find a way to overcome obstacles.

Commitment and motivation Accountancy training is not easy. Your employer will be investing time and money in you so you need to demonstrate you are committed to learning and show you are motivated to succeed. Reporting skills Accountants need to prepare statistical and written reports. Report writing is a skill you will develop as your career progresses.

Attention to detail You have to pay attention to small details as miscalculations can lead to misinterpretation. Your training will teach you to take a methodical approach.

Time management Accountants often work on several projects at a time so you need to manage and prioritise your work load to meet goals and deadlines.

Professionalism Accountants have a responsibility to operate professionally and ethically. This includes how you treat others, your behaviour in the work place and your work performance, including discretion with sensitive information.

Business awareness Accountants work in all business areas so they need to be aware of what is happening in the business environment around them. You need to keep up to date with current issues and any changes in industry regulations.

Qualifications required

It is essential that due to the nature of the job the candidate is educated to A level.

It is desirable that the candidate has advanced IT knowledge at grade B

 

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