13/09/2018 QA integration York YO32 9LB

Business & Administration Apprentice – York (YO32) – 16304

  • Sector: business, business admin law
  • Location: York
  • Salary: 14508
  • Level: 1
Business & Administration Apprentice – York (YO32) – 16304

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Employer description

SES (Engineering Services) Ltd is a £180 Million M&E Business operating out of 7 Regional Offices as the UK’s pre-eminent design-led Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) provider, specialising in the design and installation of building services and infrastructure solutions. Having successfully worked on a number of prestigious contracts across the UK, and with a prospective portfolio of work secured across industry sectors, SES have an important part to play in the future of construction services, anchored to a reputable past and an impressive track record.

As part of the Wates Group, Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Our vision is to become the most trusted partner in the built environment with an ambition to become a £2bn turnover business.

As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.

Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, along with communities and the environment, run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.

The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us. Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognized for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditations with C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People.

Job overview / purpose

We have a new opportunity for a Business Apprentice to join the SES Procurement team. This is an excellent chance for a new entrant to join a busy team and receive some excellent training that will prepare you for your future career in Administration.

Working in a purchasing environment will also expose the successful applicant to a foundation awareness of procurement acumen, the beginnings of commercial agreements and the skills needed to hold successful cohesion between multiple stakeholders.

Main responsibilities

  • Input data on weekly tracking reports using clients software/various projects
  • Provide general administrative assistance
  • Opening and reading mail and taking relevant actions where appropriate
  • Answering the telephone and dealing with routine enquiries
  • Co-ordinating and managing the diary for meetings and the team if required
  • Creating and maintaining information on systems and databases
  • Booking travel when required
  • Ordering stationary
  • General administrative duties including filing, emailing and photocopying

Desired qualities

  • A good understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • The determination to learn and develop new skills
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Desire to work towards an academic qualification

Also, having a full driving license is an advantage, however is not a necessity.

Desired qualification

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

Working week

5 days per week,

37.5 per week [average week, will be confirmed with the employer]


£12,000 – £14,500 per annum

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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