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Business Administration Apprentice

Welsh Government
CASS UK Unit 15b Atlantic Business Park Barry CF63 3RF
£18,000 per year
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Business / Management
Consulting & Business Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Confident use of word & Excel & outlook including teams Working closely with all the contract managers with a quick turnaround on all requests, possible PA experience, understanding of what is required from a contract manager
Type, send & file new project quotations in Excel & exported to PDF
Maintain log of quotations
Feed new quotations into future work Pipeline
Contact clients to discuss new business
Deal with incoming emails from both Clients & Suppliers, refer to relevant department
Booking hotel accommodation if required for scaffold operatives working away from home.
Set up new project files both electronically & hard copies.
Minute meetings recorded & issued internally from daily teams meetings.
Order consumable items used within the scaffolding industry
Communication with all plant hire companies for costs & orders
Raise & distribute order number for all purchases
Update internal App with new operatives & leavers, Set up new projects, upload paperwork for project onto the app
Download & electronically file all internal documents completed by operatives via the app.
Communication with various council bodies for scaffold permits & road closures etc
Use of printer/scanner/laminator
Answer & deal with incoming calls, take messages & notes & manage messages on answerphone
Update vehicle log with changes to company fleet
Complete driving licence checks of all CASS staff & operatives every 3 months

Additional information

Rules and Expectations & AOB :

Use of personal mobile phones only at break time.

Internet for personal use only during break time.

20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (3-4 days to be saved for Christmas holidays)

SSP for any sickness

6 month probation period

Monthly pay on 15th of each month



Understanding of the current processes within Cass.

Identify what size drawings will need to be printed by checking the scale, elevation and floor plans

General understanding of basic scaffold make ups, and scaffold terminology which will help with quotations.

Previous Experience working in an office environment

Construction industry experience


Minimum 5 GCSE's - Grades - A-C including Maths & English


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Business Administration Level 2

About the employer

CASS UK Unit 15b Atlantic Business Park

CF63 3RF

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The successful candidate will be notified of interview as appropriate.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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