Apprentice Accounts / Business Administrator

Location: Grantham

Business Administrator (Apprentice) – Grantham

Permanent, Full Time


About Colas Ltd

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. 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 Central operations are recruiting for an Apprentice Business Administrator to provide administrative support to the operations function and Accounts department within the Processes business unit.


About the Role

You will provide a range of administrative duties to support the Central region’s operations team. You will:

  • Provide office support including customers & employees
  • Keep well organised files and records of business activity
  • Keep computer databases up to date
  • Interact with clients either on the telephone or in person
  • Taking phone messages and passing them to the relevant person
  • Communicating with materials suppliers and vendors
  • Processing invoices
  • Learning about the company’s mission and available products / services
  • Ordering from suppliers by telephone
  • Ensure that all operations carried out within our area of responsibility are undertaken with full regard for the safety of visitors, other members of staff and yourself
  • Ensure all activities undertaken are with due regard for the environment, prevent pollution, comply with legal and corporate requirements and minimise environmental impact
  • Prepare meeting rooms


As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas are also offering some great benefits with this role, which include:

  • Competitive pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave per annum + the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification
  • Ongoing training, and personal professional development
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal


About you

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in working within Business Administration / Accounts and be able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and organisation skills. You will also:

  • Hold a grade 4-9 in both GCSE English and Maths (Grade A-C) or equivalent
  • Be able to demonstrate a mature attitude and the ability to keep highly confidential information confidential
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team as well as independently
  • Be ICT literate
  • Be an excellent communicator with a good telephone manner
  • Show excellent verbal and written communication skills


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.



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Equal Opportunities

We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer. We wish to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and appointed solely on their suitability for the post.

The equal opportunities information requested is strictly confidential and for monitoring purposes only. The information will be stored securely in line with the Colas Limited Candidate Privacy Notice and kept separate from the information used in recruitment decisions.

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