Administration Apprentice in Horsham RH12

QA Apprenticeships
£10,000 - £14,999
30 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Principal Group of companies was formed over 30 years ago, and has grown from three people to a team of over 100.

The company is still privately owned, and still expanding, thanks to exceptional product knowledge and customer service.

We expect the best from our staff- and we therefore only employ the best. You will not only be good in your specialist field, but also have an eye on the future, love our fast-paced, proactive environment, and above all be a team player: everyone at Principal has their part to play.

We want someone who is...

Hobbyist, someone that self teaches and builds their understanding in their chosen subject Thrives in a hands on environment Able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own Can give examples of their strengths and knowledge Self-starter Able to follow instructions and complete tasks

Job Details:

Job overview

Principal is looking for an enthusiastic, bright and proactive Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks within our Administration department.

The role is to provide administrative assistance across several areas of the business. The duties will be varied and will evolve over time. As a result, flexibility and initiative are critical for the role. Applicants must be comfortable working both as part of a team and independently as the need arises.

This is a busy and varied position requiring a really good all-rounder.

Excellent communication and IT skills are required to be successful in this role. The administrative assistant will be responsible for managing their time to ensure tasks are completed in a timely fashion.

This is an exciting prospect for an adaptable and hardworking candidate to join a growing company that will provide training and support to allow you to develop your skills and commercial knowledge.

Main responsibilities

Administrative support to the Administration Department (this would include filing, photocopying, dealing with post, archiving) Creating and updating records and databases Reception duties Maintaining the meeting rooms booking system Taking of minutes for internal meetings Providing customer support Ad hoc duties as when required for example making refreshments for visitors

There will be a requirement to cover reception at lunchtimes, holidays and other required cover etc.

Required qualities

Strong organisational skills and the ability to multi task Effective time management Excellent verbal and written communication skills Attention to detail The ability to prioritize Proficiency in MS Office

Desired qualification

3 x GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A-C in any subject, plus GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above

Working week

Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm


£10,000 per annum

Benefits/Future Prospects

Free car parking, auto enrolment pension for those eligible and 23 days holiday

Important Information

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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