Job Reference 1807921Level 3 Commercial Administration ApprenticeRenishaw is looking for two Commercial Apprentices to join the organisation in September 2021. Alternative start dates can be discussed with candidates at the assessment/interview stage. The successful candidate will study towards a Level 3 Business Administration and have the opportunity to progress to Level 4 or above in a range of areas.
The apprentices will work within a variety of key corporate functions which may include Marketing Communications, Purchasing/Procurement and Sales before specialising in their chosen area.
Duties include a range of activities in line with the Diploma in Business Administration curriculum:
Producing business documents
Developing and delivering presentations
Analysing and presenting business data
Chairing and leading meetings
Participating in a range of projects
Creating and managing a tender
Examples of specific tasks include (these will vary between placements):
This placement enables apprentices to support Group Marketing and its various functions of Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Sales Enablement and Events. The apprentices will gain valuable marketing knowledge and skills through:
Social media marketing
Online and offline content development
Analytics and Reporting
This placement enables apprentices to gain a good understanding or ERP and order management system (used in multiple areas of the business) and to learn useful negotiation and project management skills. Some of the tasks involved include:
Sourcing and identification of potential suppliers
Negotiation of prices, supplier contracts and deliverables
Placement of purchase orders & expediting delivery
Management of supplier relationships & performance
Ownership of Procure2Pay process and ensuring supplier payment
This placement enables apprentices to acquire knowledge of our key product lines and ERP systems whilst developing customer service and communication skills. Some of the tasks involved include:
Experience working in a customer service environment
Experience with the following software packages: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Familiarity with one or more of the following software packages would be an advantage: MS Outlook, Sage CRM, InDesign, Photoshop
The ideal applicant will have a proactive and mature approach as they will often be working on projects which require confidentiality
The ability to work on their own initiative
The person in this role must be able to work independently and as part of a team
The role is likely to require some evening and weekend work if events require it, so flexibility will be required
A minimum of five GCSE 4/C-9/A* passes including maths and English (or equivalents) are essential
Post GCSE qualifications or study would be advantageous (but not essential)
There is an opportunity to progress onto Level 4 and higher qualifications in a range of areas including AAT Accounting, Project Management, Procurement, Marketing, Business and Management depending on the candidate and the requirements of the business.
There will also be opportunities for placements within other areas of the business, including human resources, sales administration and finance, and duties in these areas will support the requirements of the qualifications.
Things to consider
A full UK driving licence is essential as the role will involve travel to other sites and events.
About the employer
Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining.
Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration
The Apprenticeship will be delivered by a South Gloucestershire & Stroud College Assessor. You will be required to attend Stroud Campus to complete any underpinning knowledge support, however the majority of your assessments towards your qualifications will be undertaken within the workplace environment.
You will be assigned a supervisor/mentor within the workplace, who will support you to develop your workplace skills, knowledge and experience throughout the duration of your apprenticeship programme.
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
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