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Business Administration Level 3

Company Name:
Compass Accountants
Apprenticeship Standard:
Business Administration Level 3
10 Jan 2023
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday-Friday between 09:00-17:30
Yearly Holiday including Bank Holidays:
Job Advert

Office Administration Apprentice

Compass Accountants
Titchfield, Fareham
£10,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week- Monday-Thursday: 09:00-17:30 with 1 hours lunch, Friday: 09:00-17:00 with 30 minutes lunch.
All applicants must have a clean driving license and have access to their own vehicle.


The company is a firm of Chartered Accountants providing accountancy, tax, audit, payroll, bookkeeping and business support services. Formed in 1981, the company is owned and run by two directors and employs 16 staff.

As part of the business support team, the candidate will perform a range of business administration tasks helping with the smooth running of the practice and its development. Some tasks will be of a routine nature, others will be more challenging; a real chance to contribute to the success of the business.

The input of our business support/admin team is vital to the successful functioning of our business.

The company itself is expanding quickly. Once the candidate has a good grounding in the position and the responsibilities required, there are other activities within the organisation that a candidate could explore and add to their role.  For example, becoming involved in the marketing of the practice including our social media.


The Role

  • Greeting clients
  • Answering telephones
  • Making refreshments
  • Diary Management
  • Paper & e-filing
  • Opening incoming post and preparing outgoing post
  • Typing
  • Stationary monitoring & replenishment


A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook would be beneficial.

Personal Qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Willingness to learn
  • Work well in a team
  • Presentable
  • Good customer service
  • Able to develop relationships with others
  • Happy, positive, and has a can do attitude

GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both, proof of certificates is required

What attendance is required?

Attendance at College will be required on weekly on Wednesdays 9am-12pm. Time spent training will come under the working hours per week. Your assessor will liaise with you to set up mutually convenient times for consultation and assessment visits at your place of work.
It is a Government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your “Off the Job Learning” – off the job learning can consist of college attendance, coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring and coaching.

Learning and assessment

Apprentices build a portfolio of work and work place assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe the apprentices’ ability and skills in their daily role. It is important for the apprentice to take ownership of their own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer. The apprentice’s final grade will be determined by collective performance in the three assessments in the endpoint assessment. To achieve a pass or distinction the apprentice will need to score 60%-79% (pass), 80%+ (Distinction).

The three assessments are:

  • Online Knowledge Based 50 multiple choice questions - 60 minutes (33.3%)

  • Portfolio Based Interview – 30-45 minutes (33.3%)

  • Project Improvement Presentation 20-30 minutes (33.3%)
Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship, and subject to progress as an employee, Compass Accountants may like to offer you a full time job. A wide range of openings are expected to become vacant over the next few years.

Company Benefits

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) with the opportunity to purchase an additional 5 days from gross salary
  • Private Medical Insurance paid by the company at the renewal following the completion of the probationary period
  • Death in Service insurance of 2.5 times gross annual salary