Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • Romsey
  • Totton
  • Tadley
  • Bishop's Waltham
Enroll on to an Apprenticeship here at Elliotts and start building a successful career in the building merchant industry.

Earn whilst you learn and join a business which is dedicated to help you reach your potential. Like many of our previous apprentices, join our team and become part of our success.

Here at Elliotts, we’re clearly doing something right…. we’ve been around for 178 years, helping our customers build.  Our Managing Director, Tom, is the great-great-great grandson of our founder.

Our customers continue to choose us because we can supply anything they need to build a house…but that’s just a hygiene factor.  They choose us because we treat them like human beings, creating a strong relationship and building loyalty. And when things go wrong, (because we don’t live in a perfect world), we do more than anyone else to fix it.

As a level 3 Business Administrator Apprentice you will be at the heart of our business and based in one of our local branches. From there you will learn everything there is to know about how a successful merchant branch is run. As well as having academic support provided by our Apprenticeship learning partner, PETA.

Also, to further support your learning experience during your time as an apprentice you will be exposed to other divisions and areas of our business to help your overall knowledge and understanding of what our business is all about.

Although this role will be highly varied, your main day-to-day duties are as follows.

 General Duties 

  • Learning about the products and services that we offer to their customers. 
  • Communicating with customers both face to face, via the phone and by email.
  • Provide accurate pricing an quotations to customers on a range of products.
  • Assisting with invoicing and other administrative tasks
  • Supporting accurate stock control.  
  • Working closely with various departments and offering support to other branches.
  • Supporting the branch in adhering to Health & Safety regulations.

 Required Skills

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Some basic IT knowledge would be useful although training on internal systems will be given.
  • Adequate Numeracy skills when pricing and quoting and understanding measurements in discussions with customers. 
  • Ability to look for solutions as well as offer assistance if faced with challenges 
  • Have good judgement and be able to work on own initiative.
  • Friendly and personable with a positive approach to learning and work.
  • Drive and passion to succeed.
  • Be able to influence customers both internal and external, communicating at all levels · Highly organised with a strong attention to detail.
  • Value Career Development and engage in continuous self-improvement.
  • Good sense of responsibility 

 Qualifications required 

  • 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade A*-C (Grade 4 to 9) including English and Maths.



Chandler's Ford, Lymington, Christchurch, Romsey, Totton, Tadley and Bishop's Waltham

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Bishop's Waltham

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Perks of the job

Working for a sixth-generation success story isn’t enough?! Sure, there’s more to it than working for an award-winning family-owned business.
As well as competitive pay and some friendly colleagues to hang out with, you’ll enjoy some first-rate benefits, including:

  • Unlimited training

    There’s no cap on how much we’ll invest in your career. Join Elliotts and you’ll take ownership of your own development, with endless opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

  • Profit Share

    We run this business together, so when we do well, so do you!

  • Employee Assistance

    All staff have free access to a 24/7 employee assistance programme.
    It’s confidential and designed to help you and your family cope with everyday issues before they become a big problem.

  • Generous pension contribution

    We contribute 5.5% of salary to your workplace pension. That’s 2.5% higher than the government minimum.

What's it like at Elliotts?

One word comes up all the time. Friendly.

We’re not big on bureaucracy. But we ace ambition.

And when you need help, you’ll have some of the brightest, friendliest people at hand. 

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