Milton Keynes College

Apprentice Business Administrator (L2)

Furzton, Milton Keynes
£10,000 per year
06 Jul 2018
29 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Employer: Mirka Ltd

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Apprenticeship duration: 15 months

Possible start date: 20th August 2018

Working week: Monday Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, 35 hours per week

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Administration tasks across most areas of the business based in the Milton Keynes office enabling the employee to gain a wide variety of knowledge and skills. There is the option to specialise in certain areas if required.



  • Support the HR Manager
  • Assist with HR Administration
  • Order weekly groceries
  • Order Mirka workwear, PPE and stationery
  • Book lunches for internal business meetings
  • Book hotels and travel as and when required
  • Book training courses
  • Assist with company vehicle administration

Mirka UK Training Centre:

  • Administration of attendees
  • Shared calendar/ Eventbrite invites to delegates
  • Visitor Management system
  • Room bookings
  • Room set up prior to meetings
  • Order refreshments

Health & Safety:

  • Assist with weekly fire alarm tests and safety walkarounds
  • Issue appointments for company massage


  • Running Statements once a month (1st)
  • Printing off Remittances and logging them against the appropriate account
  • Credit Alerts – updating credit limits to the system
  • Sending out new account forms and setting up new accounts, once Credit Checks have been completed and the account reviewed.
  • Account Maintenance

IT - CRM: Data Quality work

  • Running reports.
  • Correcting problems
  • Identifying common issues

IT - CRM: Salesperson’s activity Audit

  • Running reports
  • Interpreting data
  • Scoring based on defined criteria

IT - Updating & Maintaining hardware inventory


  • Creating Training certificates
  • Review publications for press cuttings, scan & add to MirkaNet
  • Sending out of marketing material
  • Assist with organizing Mirka events – and attending events (depending on age, I assume we would need to ask for parent /guardian consent)
  • Create and implement internal online surveys – following company business meetings
  • Involvement with Webshop administration

General Duties

  • Posting letters and parcels, taking in deliveries
  • Answering the reception door bell
  • Carry out any other reasonable management request
  • Increase competence and skills through training
  • Achieve Training Goals
  • Attend meetings when required

Desired skills:

  • Literate with good English both written and oral
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Will embrace change and follow written processes
  • Good telephone manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Personal qualities:

  • A hardworking, dedicated individual with a good work ethic.
  • An ability to show discretion and confidentiality.
  • Keen to learn.
  • Positive attitude
  • Presentable
  • Ability to work as part of the office team 
  • Ability to use initiative

Desired qualifications:

  • GCSE English and Maths A*-C/4-9 or equivalent.


  • Apprenticeship Standard for Customer Service Practitioner
  • Functional Skills qualifications (if required)
  • Attendance at College together with study in the workplace
  • Regular visits from the College into the workplace
  • Observations and assessments in the workplace
  • End point assessment
  • Ongoing training and support from the employer