Business and Administration

Apprentice Business Administrator

Working in Manchester (view map)
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Paying £173.00 per week
18 months duration

About the apprenticeship

The role offers an exciting opportunity to be one of a support team of two in a busy and successful architectural studio of around 35 staff in Manchester city centre. We are expecting that the role will evolve as the individual develops their skills in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, and there is a possibility that it could lead to opportunities for long-term employment within the practice after successful completion of the apprenticeship. The successful applicant will support the Office Manager and the architectural team, providing a varied role where no two days are the same. In fulfilling this important role, the right candidate will gain specific key skills and knowledge in business administration, as well as valuable and interesting experience in how professional services firms work, and insight into the construction industry, architecture and design. 

The candidate should also have an assured and professional manner in dealing with visitors and callers. The candidate should have good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Understanding of the Adobe Suite Software, such as InDesign, would be preferable but not essential as training will be given. 

Other duties will include:

Receptionist duties:

  • Answering phones
  • Preparing for meetings

PA duties:

  • Calendar management
  • Travel arrangements

Administration duties:

  • Updating of marketing materials 
  • Management of internal seminars
  • Organising catering 
  • Maintaining filing systems 
  • Ordering office supplies 

Document Controller duties: 

  • Supporting Design teams by the numbering, sorting, filing, storing and retrieval of both electronic and hard-copy documents produced by technical teams
  • Ensuring all data is accurate and that documents are stored and backed up
Future Prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship a permanent position may be offered to the right candidate.