Job Vacancy

Accounts/Admin Apprentice

Location: Newcastle

Main Activities

- Reception responsibilities.

- Greeting visitors and directing them to the correct person or department.

- Answer telephone calls and messages left on system. Take accurate messages and forward to relevant departments.

- Incoming and outgoing post – stamp, register into correspondence file and forward to appropriate person.

- Deliveries – sign for or contact correct person on arrival.

- Maintain business contact list.

- Maintain filing system.

- Photocopying/Scanning and electronically filing as required.

- Entry into financial systems.

- Supplier queries.

- Order office supplies and maintain stock register.

- Demonstrate a positive attitude and outlook at all times whilst maintaining absolute confidentiality and professionalism in all aspects of the role.

- Support the Highways Contracting Senior Management Team with priority and/or confidential matters to support the wider business area(s).

- To carry out any other duties as reasonably required.



- Good standard of GCSEs including Maths and English.

Skills/ competencies

- A friendly and confident personality.

- Honesty and reliability.

- Exceptional written and oral communication skills with attention to detail.

- Excellent word processing and IT skills, including knowledge of a range of software packages.

- Excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.

- Ability to work under pressure, using own initiative and to tight deadlines.

- The ability of adapting to changing environments and new technologies that could be implemented e.g. new software installation.

- Good numeracy skills.

- Accuracy and attention to detail.


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Equal Opportunities

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