Business Administration Apprentice

Phoenix Steel is a well-established steel supplier who are now looking to recruit an apprentice to join the team. This could be the role for you if you want to learn while you earn! You will be loading and unloading of vehicles, operating machinery including overhead cranes and saws.
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Apprenticeship Summary

Annual Wage
£15,210 a year
Working Week
Monday – Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am -4pm Total hours per week: 39 hours a week
Expected Duration
18 Months
Possible Start Date
Apprenticeship Level
Advanced Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Monitor and manage stock levels using Sage 200 to ensure optimal stock control.
  • Conduct regular stock checks to reconcile physical stock with Sage 200 records.
  • Implement and maintain efficient stock rotation practices.
  • Use Microsoft Excel to manage and monitor stock levels effectively.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers to resolve any discrepancies in delivered stock.
  • Generate, review, and update purchase orders within Sage 200 to ensure alignment with written purchase order books.
  • Collaborate with sales team members to gather information on suppliers and prices, as needed.
  • Liaise with the sales team to clarify any discrepancies or special requirements in orders.
  • Work with factory colleagues to explore stock options that align with the specific needs of customers.
  • Collaborate with the transport executive to ensure timely processing of orders in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ensure that the certification aligns accurately with the details provided in the delivery notes received from suppliers.
  • Verify that the accurate certification accompanies the appropriate stock sizes scheduled for delivery to customers.
  • Communicate with customers and provide certification as and when required.
  • Greet office visitors, answer and direct phone calls to sales representatives.
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties, such as generating spreadsheets, invoices, delivery notes, and organising official documents daily.
  • Update spreadsheets.
  • Use Microsoft Teams and work alongside all staff.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Your apprenticeship training will be a fully work-based learning programme across 18 months, method to be confirmed. Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you will achieve a level 3 qualification as a Business Administrator.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Progression into a full time role upon completion of apprenticeship for the right candidate

Requirements and Prospects

Desired Skills and Personal Qualities
• Administrative skills • Attention to detail • Communication skills • Customer care skills • Initiative • IT skills • Organisation skills • Team working
• GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) essential • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) essential
Things To Consider

About The Employer

Steel Stockholders since 1994, Phoenix Steel has successfully operated a ‘One Stop’ service. We are a company set up to supply any steel user who is looking for a quick and reliable service at competitive rates.
• Amos Ayre Place • South Shields • NE34 9PB

About The Trainer

Zenith Training is a North East based Training Provider, located in South Shields. We offer training solutions to organisations and individuals, to help them grow.

At our core we’re passionate about the work we do to help people. Because of that we’ve gained a highly regarded personal and hardworking reputation.

We pair that approach with expert training consultants, our in depth knowledge of the North East training funding marketplace and the latest in educational thinking, to supply and deliver tailored solutions across all sectors!


201 Business Works, Henry Robson Way, South Shields NE33 1RF

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