Office Apprentice

Redrow Homes Lancashire
Number of positions for this role
Chorley, PR7 7NA

As an Administration Apprentice you will be assisting colleagues with a range of duties whilst we support you to achieve Level 3 Standard in Business and Administration.

In one of our busy divisional offices, no two days are ever the same and you will be constantly learning from, and working with a wide variety of people from different disciplines as you work towards your qualification.

To provide reception cover and provide strong administration support to a variety of departments within the divisional office.

The candidate must be flexible to work with their reception colleague to ensure consistent coverage of reception during office hours.

The person must be reliable, enthusiastic and conscientious whilst displaying common sense and flexibility in supporting the various departments.

The candidate must be competent in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


  • To provide cover for the main reception.  This will involve answering a high volume of telephone calls and greeting visitors in a professional and courteous manner and calls.
  • To ensure the reception area and meeting rooms are tidy.
  • Open the morning post and ensure post is ready for collection at appropriate times.
  • Receive goods/services into reception and keep a log of deliveries.
  • Maintain a log of staff in the building and visitors signing in/out book, complying with GDPR procedures.
  • Assisting the Senior Secretary and other departments with mail-shots, reports, presentations, etc.
  • To provide administrative assistance to the various departments within the divisional office.
  • Ensure that the production of typing, photocopying, scanning and laminating is accurately presented in a professional style and is in line with company procedures.
  • Raise purchase orders using in-house system.
  • To ensure that there is sufficient stationery and required supplies within the divisional office and to reorder as and when required.
  • Ensure familiarity with Redrow’s Group Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.
  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving the contribution to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.
  • To identify the need for improved office procedures.
What we are looking for

Here at Redrow we focus on getting the right people, to help us with our recruitment, we would like you to demonstrate your skills and experience, including:

- Experience of strong communication skills and working well in teams

- Working to deadlines, reliability and attention to detail

- Organisational skills

- A positive, "can-do" attitude

- Flexibility in your approach to working

Application tips

It’s not just about the placements we offer; Redrow want the right people working for us. As we expect a lot of applications, we need our successful candidates to stand out from the rest. We like our people to be different – so what sets you apart? What can you offer us? Why do you want to work at Redrow?

Be clear and concise, and make sure that everything that goes into your application represents your qualities.

What next? Our recruitment and selection process is designed specifically to get the best from you and demonstrate your personal qualities. So be yourself, take initiative, get involved and enjoy it!

Good luck!

Redrow is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

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