Administration Apprentice - A Mini Crane Hire Ltd - REF: 016

Company overview:

"The company owns and hires out specialised mini 'spider' cranes and other associated equipment mainly into the construction industry, where in most cases it assists in the installation of glazed panels typically in high-rise city-centre buildings. We also offer Contract Lifts where we design and carry out the lifts using our own fully qualified and experienced operators and lift supervisors.

The company is profitable and turns over £5m per year, and operates from two sites, Knowsley (HQ) and Heathrow. We employ 32 people currently.

A new owner has recently taken the business over, and we have started an ambitious program of change and improvement. The employees are genuinely excited by the scale and pace of changes being delivere. The company has plans for growth through quality service and equipment, and opening up new markets.
 
I, the MD, am really very open in terms of how this person may progress. This admin role could also include elements of finance in the daily tasks for example if a successful person has drive and wants to head off into finance, then I would support that. If this person helps with sales through Website blogs, LinkedIn activity etc and does well, then I am behind him/her 100%. This is a great opportunity to join a positive, forward-thinking company and effectively shape your own future, with an MD who is personally willing to mentor and take an active interest."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship Level 3 in Business Administration
  • Basic admin tasks, entering data into system, collation of information, etc
  • Emails and telephone communications, both internal and external
  • Collation of time-sheets for payroll
  • Dealing with daily mail/deliveries etc
  • Some cleaning and sanitising locally in the office (we employ contract cleaners)
  • Other basic duties as required

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted Must have a minimum of Grade 4/C at GCSE in Maths and English
  • Numeracy
  • Good verbal skills / telephone manner
  • Computer literacy (ability to understand and work with a basic database/information system
  • Good attention to detail
  • Self confidence
  • Good skills on social media would definitely be of interest (Twitter, LinkedIn, Website Blogs etc.)

Location: Academy Business Park, Knowsley (Kirkby)                         
Contracted Hours: 40                    
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk


Top tips for filling in the application form:

  • Research the employer offering the job. Find out what they do and what the job involves.
  • Show the employer you understand their business by referring to them in your application, for example: "I am interested in developing skills in building maintenance and noticed you were successful in winning a large contract to maintain houses for a large housing association."
  • Always read the job description for the job you are applying for before you start to complete the application form to make sure the information you include is relevant to the job.
  • Before you start filling in your form, always check the instructions for filling in the application form.
  • Make sure you take your time. Don’t rush as you may make mistakes!
  • Prepare a draft of the application form before transferring the information to the actual form. If you’re filling it in by hand, make sure you don’t make mistakes on the original form for the employer.
  • Make sure any writing is neat and easy to read, and check your spelling.
  • Answer all questions and fill in all the boxes/spaces.
  • If there are gaps in your employment history, say what you were doing during that time. If you've have never had a job, you could include examples such as voluntary work, or involvement with outside clubs or organisations.
  • Make sure you sell your skills; this could also include things you have developed outside work such as interests and hobbies. This is an opportunity for you to promote yourself to the employer and is your opportunity to explain to the employer why they should employ you!
  • Before you send off your application form, take a copy of your form, so you have this to look over if you get an interview.
  • Ask a friend or relative to check your application form before you send it.

If you would like support completing your application form, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support’