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Apprentice Business Administrator - PARKER HOME IMPROVEMENTS LTD



6th December 2023

Employer description

Parker Home Improvements is a small intimate company, our mission is to provide customer service where other building companies fail to do so. We aim to be responsive, informative, and reliable. As Parker Home Improvements is not a corporate company, there is more opportunity to express ideas and methods of carrying out tasks. We brainstorm together and explore different avenues for advertising and marketing. Our site teams are knowledgeable and reliable and due to their hard work, they promote what we are offering our customers. The ideal candidate would need to be ambitious, proactive, flexible and responsible. There is an ideal opportunity for learning and growing with the company as we expand and securing future employment on the successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Main description

Due to recent growth, we have an opportunity for the right candidate who is ambitious, reliable, responsive and responsible to take up an apprentice business admin role. The company is currently expanding, which will allow the right candidate time to learn on a lesser workload that would increase and potentially expand as the company grows.

If you are looking to learn and grow within an organisation, then this position will give you that opportunity to explore all areas of business admin from customer relations to project coordination. You should apply to this post if your desire is to become a well organised individual who is capable of multi-tasking, working alone as well as in a team. Working at Parker Home Improvements will enable you to problem solve, think for yourself and carry out administrative tasks timeously and effectively.

Some tasks may include:

  • Answering and redirecting phone calls
  • Diary management
  • Setting up Job folders for site
  • Following up on sent estimates
  • Typing estimates
  • Filing
  • Updating company email inbox (sorting, saving, redirecting emails)
  • Stock taking
  • Day to day admin tasks
  • Social media management
  • Loading purchase receipts to Xero
  • Assisting with month end accounts where necessary
  • Invoicing

Within a general week you would work on a job leads spreadsheet (sorting and removing duplicates, removing areas we do not service, sending out correspondence / communications).

  • Typing up estimates.
  • Contacting new enquiries and booking site surveys for the estimator.
  • Answering the phone and either redirecting or assisting where possible.
  • Update inbox, open job folders, contact customers for estimate feedback.
  • Update customer details, update job boards.
  • Filing.
  • Booking in contractors to specific sites.
  • Managing the social media accounts.

Training to be provided

Training provider

Apprenticeship standard
Business Administration level 3 Qualification (A level)- On site training / learning

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 2/C/4) Desired

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental

Things to consider

We have onsite parking. Kitchenette on site for coffee and tea which is supplied by the company. 28 Annual leave days (inc. bank holidays), extra day off on your birthday. Currently a successful small to medium business and as we grow this post will start off with a small manageable workload that over time will grow – giving the successful candidate a good opportunity to learn, grow and take on a bigger workload over time.

Future Prospects

Office Management / Project Management / Project Co-ordinator.

(Possibility of managing the plumbing division upon completion of apprentice, or evolving into low scale project co-ordination / management).

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 29/02/2024




This job is located in Great Barton, Suffolk

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