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Wage: £10,000 p/a

Hours: Monday – Friday, 39 hours per week

Location: Eagelscliffe, Stockton-on-Tees

Expected duration: 15 months

Closing date: 2nd July 2021


Brief overview of the role

To train as an apprentice, aiming to achieve a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship to work within the site administration team. The role is very much based around being a team player, who has a flexible attitude and is willing to get the job done. The key function is to assist the Office Manager.


Vacancy description

Specific duties will include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Management and distribution of incoming and outgoing post
  • Answering incoming calls, taking messages and following through where required.
  • Greet any visitors to the offices in a professional manner
  • Data entry for the accounts payable invoices
  • Maintain the office filing/archiving system in both hard and electronic format.
  • Raise invoices/statements and assist with credit control process.
  • Assist with recording and monitoring of timesheet production by internal and external staff.
  • Filing and distribution of Site Sheets to clients
  • Logging Reports and filing onto bespoke client accessed program
  • Proactively assist with the smooth running of the office.
  • Booking Hotels and couriers on an Ad hoc basis
  • Maintaining Stationery and PPE Supplies
  • Any other duties as assigned and deemed commensurate with the grade and overall responsibility of the post.


Desired skills

You will have:

  • Good IT skills – Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good use of your initiative
  • The ability to work in an organised fashion, to achieve deadlines
  • Comfortable talking to people, answering the phone and dealing with customer enquiries
  • Able to work as part of a team to deliver a great service to our customers
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the changing needs of the business
  • Some experience of working in a customer facing role would be an advantage

Personal qualities

You will be:

  • Flexible
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Proactive
  • Able to work within a team as well as on own initiative
  • Personable & friendly
  • Client facing
  • IT proficient
  • Keen to learn
  • Adaptable
  • Accurate & precise


Desired qualifications

  • At least 4 x GCSE’s at grades C/4, including English and Maths


Future prospects

Apprentices who complete the programme may expect to be offered a full Business Administrator position at Socotec and development and progression opportunities. This is dependent on suitability and company requirements/needs.


Things to consider

  • Please note, candidates living within a 30 minute commute radius of the vacancy location may be prioritised.
  • A driving license is not a requirement of the job, but there are no public transport links to the office, so you will likely need your own transport.