Apprentice Business Administration Assistant

Arven Chemicals Ltd

Due to expansion, an opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to start their career within a busy office environment for a chemical company in Runcorn. You will gain experience in the following areas: processing sales orders, office administration, arranging accommodation and travel for colleagues, invoicing and petty cash

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Monthly wage


Total hours per week

37.5 hours

Expected duration

12 months

Possible start date

03 Jun 2019


Main duties will include:

  • Reception work
  • Dealing with customer enquiries
  • Processing and filing paperwork
  • Booking accommodation and travel
  • Processing sales orders
  • Invoicing
  • Credit card and petty cash duties
  • Adding e-mail accounts for new employees
  • Basic IT duties

Working week

Monday - Thursday, 9am-5pm with 40 minute lunch break and 2 x 10 minute breaks; Friday, 9am-2.30pm with 20 minute break.

37.5 hour per week

Date posted

15 May 2019

Apprenticeship Level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship


2 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Ability to field customer phone calls in a friendly and professional manner
  • Good typing and general IT skills
  • Ability and want to learn


GCSE (or equivalent) grade C/4 or above in English and maths preferred.

Personal Qualities

  • Good at working within a team and taking instruction
  • Friendly demeanour and professional outlook

Future Prospects

Possibility of permanent employment.

About the employer

We are a small, family run chemical company. We provide cleaning and maintenance solutions, as well as industrial chemicals, spill equipment and PPE. Started in 1982 on the Golden Triangle Estate in Ditton, Widnes and moved to Runcorn in 1991, first into 12 Goddard road, then in 2014 we moved to 6 Goddard Road as unit 12 was compulsory purchased for the New Bridge.


Arven Chemicals Ltd


Goddard Road

Training provider

  • Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Sage Line 50 training
  • Microsoft Office package training (2016, not moving to 365 for the foreseeable future)
  • Medical training (first aider course) is offered yearly

College attendance will be required once a fortnight, during term time only at the Riverside College - Kingsway Campus (WA8 7QQ).

Training framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Riverside College


Tom Scott

0151 257 2828

Application instructions

Application closing date: 28 May 2019

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