Socotec, Stockton-on-Tees – Business Administrator (Level 3)

Your next step towards your dream career…


Apply by: 9th July 2021


Your next step towards your dream career…


When? Monday to Friday, 39 hours per week

Where? Eagelscliffe, Stockton-on-Tees

For how long? 15 months

How much? You’ll earn £10,000 a year, plus you will receive all the training and support you need to become a qualified Level 3 Business Administrator.



You’ll join Socotec as an apprentice Business Administrator for a fixed period of 15 months.


To train as an apprentice, aiming to achieve a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship to work within the site administration team. The role is very much based around being a team player, who has a flexible attitude and is willing to get the job done. The key function is to assist the Office Manager.


You’ll have the support of a mentor, a colleague whose job it is to keep an eye on your training and development in the role.


You’ll also devote about 20% of your time to working towards a Level 3 Business Administrator. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro, who will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your apprenticeship.


More details:

Specific duties will include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Management and distribution of incoming and outgoing post
  • Answering incoming calls, taking messages and following through where required.
  • Greet any visitors to the offices in a professional manner
  • Data entry for the accounts payable invoices
  • Maintain the office filing/archiving system in both hard and electronic format.
  • Raise invoices/statements and assist with credit control process.
  • Assist with recording and monitoring of timesheet production by internal and external staff.
  • Filing and distribution of Site Sheets to clients
  • Logging Reports and filing onto bespoke client accessed program
  • Proactively assist with the smooth running of the office.
  • Booking Hotels and couriers on an Ad hoc basis
  • Maintaining Stationery and PPE Supplies
  • Any other duties as assigned and deemed commensurate with the grade and overall responsibility of the post.


Who we’re looking for:


  • Good IT skills – Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good use of your initiative
  • The ability to work in an organised fashion, to achieve deadlines
  • Comfortable talking to people, answering the phone and dealing with customer enquiries
  • Able to work as part of a team to deliver a great service to our customers
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the changing needs of the business
  • Some experience of working in a customer facing role would be an advantage


  • Flexible
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Proactive
  • Able to work within a team as well as on own initiative
  • Personable & friendly
  • Client facing
  • IT proficient
  • Keen to learn
  • Adaptable
  • Accurate & precise



  • At least 4 x GCSE’s at grades C/4, including English and Maths

What next?

Apprentices who complete the programme may expect to be offered a full Business Administrator position at Socotec and development and progression opportunities. This is dependent on suitability and company requirements/needs.


Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you may be offered a more permanent job with Socotec. If not, your qualification will open doors elsewhere in a related field. Or you might decide to move on to a higher-level apprenticeship.