Peterborough Regional College

Business Administrator Apprentice - Estates Department - Advanced (Level 3)

Peterborough Regional College (Employer)

Peterborough Regional College (Training Provider)

Monthly wage £9,385.00
37.0 hours per week 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday.
18 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
9 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A great opportunity to both train and work as an Apprentice Business Administrator in the Estates Department at Peterborough College. As well as developing the skills required for the position, you will also complete the Apprenticeship Standard which comprises Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours that must be demonstrated and achieved prior to the EPA.


In this role your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following areas:

  • To work within the Estates Department assisting with clerical and administrative duties as required, including word processing and the update of information databases
  • To provide general admin support to high standard of accuracy and presentation
  • To provide information and answer queries from internal and external customers
  • To answer and direct telephone enquiries
  • To provide a reception service for the department
  • To maintain the Happeo page for Estates team, environment, H&S and security
  • To produce letters, memos, reports and other correspondence using a range of MS Office IT packages
  • To maintain documents, files and records, including maintenance of archiving
  • To monitor, purchase and store stationery
  • To raise purchase orders for the team (if required)
  • To collect and distribute the team’s post
  • To maintain strict confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • To conform with the Health and Safety requirements relevant
  • To raise purchase orders as required, place orders and co-ordinate the use within Estates of the procurement card 
  • To input and maintain information on the Estates System
  • Co-ordinate the timely daily franking and bagging of external mail for collection (Stamford only)
  • To operate lost property procedures, including contacting students and recording and storage of items in liaison with the Security or Campus and Community Officers
  • Any other duties, which may reasonably be regarded as commensurate with the responsibilities of the post

Future Prospects

Successful achievement of this apprenticeship offers the potential of permanent employment with IEG.

Reality Check

Must have the ability to travel on College and Group business Awareness of and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults Commitment to equality of opportunity and the principles of inclusive learning and the ability to promote it in all aspects across IEG.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Skills Required

  • Minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) inlcuding English Language and Mathematics
  • A good working knowledge and demonstrable competence of word-processing, spreadsheets and databases
  • Excellent and accurate IT skills, including data entry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • Ability to organise work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to monitor and compile data from various sources
  • To be able to recognise and implement the need for professional confidentiality
  • Maintain excellent standards of customer care and provide a flexible and responsive service to all users

Qualities Required

  • Flexible approach to working practices
  • Professional appearance and behavior at all times
  • Good previous attendance record
  • Self motivated and committed to performing duties to a high standard 

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) inlcuding English Language and Mathematics
  • Experience in administration and customer focused roles would be highly desirable in applications but not essential

Training Provided

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

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