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Administration Apprentice

QA Apprenticeships
Greenock, Inverclyde
£12,000 - £14,600 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing date
24 Oct 2023

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Technology, Telecommunications
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
12-18 months

Job Details

Employer description: 

PG Paper Company is a global, award-winning company, creating markets and customising solutions to enable trade for paper and packaging products across the globe. Now established as one of Scotland’s largest trading companies, we provide a holistic and integrated service through our dynamic expert teams worldwide.

They are now looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated administration apprentice to support our busy team. We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in working within a busy office environment learning business processes and supporting our operational teams with administration tasks.

Key tasks will include:

  • Carrying out research on behalf of our operational team
  • Handling the Samples Management in the Order management process
  • Creating and editing documents in MS Office software
  • Updating the ERP system
  • Updating, organising and filing documents both hard copy and soft copy
  • Assisting with general office admin duties
  • Opening mail, answering the telephone and dealing with calls from clients and suppliers
  • Handling & filing receipts and records to assist with expenses and audits

Desirable skills: 

  • Excellent communication skills, professional and articulate as many contacts do not have English as their first language
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum direction
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Strong IT skills, with a good understanding of MS Office packages


£12,000 - £14,600 per annum (dependent on experience)

Working week:

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Desired qualifications:

Qualifications at National 4 and National 5 or above


  • External training courses
  • Event invites

Future prospects:

Dependent on performance during the apprenticeship, there will be scope to offer a full-time position in a department/ function that will be best suited to their interests. We are an equal-opportunity, diverse and inclusive employer and take great pride in the training and skills development of our selected apprentices and would be keen to retain them if they showcase the same hardworking and professional ethics during the course of their apprenticeship

Important information:

Throughout your apprenticeship you are supported by your skills coach and your account manager. They work with your line manager to ensure you settle in, help you develop all the skills you need to pass your assessments, and can provide one to one support.

At the end, as well as the valuable experience you have gained, you get a nationally recognised qualification.

Interested? Apply now!


QA Apprenticeships is the first Ofsted 'Outstanding' rated IT apprenticeships provider, as well as 3-time consecutive winner of Apprenticeship Programme of the Year (2012, 2013 and 2014). According to Ofsted, we deliver "world-class" apprenticeship programmes with "exceptionally well qualified" staff. Most of our apprentices "deliver a high standard of work for their employers and exceed expectations, often finding better ways of working and reducing costs".

Why choose QA Apprenticeships?

  • The first IT apprenticeships business rated Ofsted Outstanding
  • 100% of QA apprentices have jobs from day one of their 12–14 month apprenticeship programmes
  • 94% of QA apprentices secure permanent employment after completing; this is 20% higher than the national average (National Apprenticeship Service 2012)
  • We have won the coveted Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award for three consecutive years at The Learning Awards 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • Leading apprenticeship partner for Microsoft, Oracle, HPE, Cisco and Association of Project Management


Company info
Rath House 55-65 Uxbridge Road

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