Apprentice Office Administrator

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 671183001-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Apprentice Employer: Colas Ltd
  • Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £1.00
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Construction
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

On this apprenticeship you will undertake a Business Administrator level 2 programme. Whilst undertaking your academic learning you will also be working alongside an experienced team to learn hands-on, work-based skills. Undertake all aspects of business administration works supporting office functions and assisting with efficient and ethical delivery of all secured contracts whilst ensuring compliance with all Quality procedures and safe working practices

Package DescriptionAs well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:
• A generous pension contribution
• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
• Flexible working policy
• Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
• Ongoing training and personal/professional development
• Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

Main ResponsibilitiesThis is a very varied position that covers many different aspects of administration work that will help embed what you learn at college.

In this role you will be using both specialist systems and Microsoft Suit to maintain records and spreadsheets that will be used to allocate costs to contracts and ensure legal and company compliance . Through these systems you will also be placing orders and then then inputting invoices as they arrive.

There are also other general administration duties such as; minute taking, reception work, mail, photocopying, scanning, filing and other duties assigned by your line manager.

You will be expected to enrol at Grantham College

The Ideal CandidateTo succeed in this role you will need to be a highly motivated individual that wants to get stuck in with the activities and initiatives of the department and company.


GCSE Maths grade: Grade C or above (Grade 4 or above within the new GCSE grading system)

GCSE English grade: Grade C or above (Grade 4 or above within the new GCSE grading system)

Microsoft packages and Outlook

About The CompanyColas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a Gold Investor in People award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met