Bury College

Apprentice Personal Assistant

Davenports Group Limited

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The Davenports Group Limited are looking for an Apprentice Personal Assistant to join their team. You will work towards a Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard.

Duties will include:

  • Complex diary management, both business and personal, for the managing director and wider team
  • Creating detailed travel itineraries
  • Extensive and efficient email correspondence
  • Answering telephone calls in a timely fashion, taking clear and detailed messages
  • Organising meetings, including booking venues, ordering refreshments and basic minute-taking
  • Overseeing the creation of contracts, client packs and other documents, including their formatting, printing, binding, and distribution
  • Processing of expenses
  • Arranging social events for both clients and the team
  • Ad-hoc personal errands for the director’s
  • Management of miscellaneous issues
  • Covering reception on occasion if necessary
  • Handling confidential matters with discretion
  • Managing business improvement projects as required

You will receive the following training:

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

College attendance is not currently required for this qualification but that may be subject to change in the future.

The starting salary is £260.00 weekly for 40 hours Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00..

The apprenticeship will run for 18 months, starting on Monday, 07 June 2021. Applications close on Friday, 28 May 2021.

Who We Are Looking For

Personal Qualities

  • Detail-orientated
  • Focused and responsive
  • Takes initiative
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Flexibility on hours

Desired Skills

  • Proven diary management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional standard of written and verbal English skills
  • Good IT skills - knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role and industry would be an advantage


GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Educated to A-Level standard (or equivalent).

A degree-level qualification (or equivalent) would be advantageous but is by no means essential.

There will be an opportunity for permanent employment and career progression on successful completion of the apprenticeship.  

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