Apprenticeship Vacancies

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We are advertising the following vacancies on behalf of employers in the North East.

We are also interested in receiving applications for apprenticeship opportunities in general and we will consider these against current vacancies and those which may arise in the future (please enter General where the application form asks for a vacancy number).

Selection process

If your application meets the required standard we will invite you for an initial interview at our Training Centre on the Team Valley in Gateshead.

CVs for those applicants successful at the initial interview are sent to employers who may invite you for an interview at their premises which in turn may lead to an offer of employment.

Access will then work with you and your employer to achieve your apprenticeship qualification.


If you are interested in any of the following Apprenticeship vacancies, please complete the application form below or alternatively forward a copy of your CV to and please entitle your email as ‘new application’:

Application Form


Vacancy ref no: 1437
Job Title: Apprentice Receptionist/Administrator
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Employer: Fire Logistics
Hours of Work: 
Mon-Thu 8.00am-4.30pm Fri 8.00am-2.30pm (38 hours per week)
Salary: £247.00

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a receptionist/administrator to join a fire logistics company, in a demanding and varied job role.  You duties will include: –

  • Providing reception services
  • Answering the telephone
  • Emails
  • Maintaining paperwork for jobs
  • Filing paperwork
  • Looking after delivery notes
  • Purchase ledger work/accounts/credit control
  • Invoices
  • Sending statements to customers
  • Sorting files
  • Scanning/photocopying
  • Maintaining stationary


Vacancy ref no: 1436
Job Title: Apprentice Site Administrator
Team Valley, Gateshead
Employer: Armstrong World Industries Limited
Hours of Work:
Mon-Thu 8.00am-4.45pm Fri 8.00am-12.30pm (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £230.76

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Site Administrator to work within the Human Resources Department at Armstrong Worlds Industries based on Team Valley, Gateshead. The purpose of the role is to provide an efficient and effective administration service to the Management group, Human Resources and Health and Safety Department.  Management of the switchboard, post, stationary and catering on behalf of the Team Valley site.

The role is very varied and duties will include

  • To manage electronic visitor system / greeting visitors to site
  • To administer the staff holiday system
  • To administer sickness absence recording
  • To manage incoming calls to the switchboard
  • Manage the central HR inbox
  • To control and administer plant stationery and expenditure
  • To administer the Recognition and Long Service Awards
  • To sort and distribute internal/external mail and control postal expenditure
  • To raise purchase orders and approve invoices
  • To manage the conference/refreshment service within the Plant and control expenditure
  • Ownership of the coordination of employer liability claims
  • Ownership of the of foreign visitors process
  • To provide admin support to the Plant Manager
  • To carry out general administration tasks as required
  • To ensure compliance with company Health and Safety Policies

Applicants should have good IT skills and knowledge of using Microsoft Office (to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), as well as having a good telephone manner.


Vacancy ref no: 1435
Job Title: Apprentice Business Administrator
Chester Le Street
Employer: Middle Chare Medical Practice
Hours of Work: 
8.30-4.30pm Mon – Fri (37 hours per week)
Salary: £185.00

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen at this medical practice based in Chester Le Street, where you will be working with a professional team of staff providing reception services.  The main purpose of the role is to complete a range of duties, as listed below.

Full training will be given.

  • Providing reception duties
  • Dealing with customers
  • Arranging patient appointments
  • Dealing with prescription orders
  • Storing, retrieving and filing medical records
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning

Incoming and outgoing post


Vacancy ref no: 1434
Job Title: Apprentice Business Administrator
Team Valley, Gateshead
Employer: Chartwise UK
Hours of Work: 
8.30-3.30pm Mon – Fri (30 hours per week)
Salary: £180.00

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an administration apprentice at Team Valley based company, Chartwise.

Duties to include:-

  • Reception duties- meeting and greeting visitors
  • Answering the telephone
  • Maintaining paper based filing system
  • Taking card payments from customers
  • Scanning/photocopying documents
  • Entering data/use of IT cloud based system zero
  • Use of email
  • Use of Microsoft Office
  • Applicants should have good IT skills


Vacancy ref no: 1433
Job Title: Apprentice Business Administrator
Employer: Metnor
Hours of Work: 
8.30-5pm Mon-Thurs , Fri 8.30-4pm  (37 hours per week)
Salary: £166.50

The Metnor Group have an exciting opportunity for Administration Assistant to join their team. Duties to include.

  • Greet visitors at reception and direct them to the correct meeting room
  • Ensure all meeting rooms are set up for all internal and external meetings,  including refreshments and stationary
  • Ensure meeting rooms are clean and tidy at all times
  • Assist with all general administration across the company including scanning, printing, copying and filing
  • Manage archiving
  • Cover reception during holidays, sickness and lunch breaks


Vacancy ref no: 1432
Job Title: Apprentice Office Administrator
Employer: Crosby’s
Hours of Work:
 Mon-Fri 09.00am – 5.00pm (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £150.00

Office Administrator required to join a lively and busy team to ensure the smooth running and growth of the company. This is a varied position requiring motivation and initiative to provide administrative support to assist the company in achieving on-going goals, objectives and growth.

  • Provide clerical and administrative support including answering telephones, dealing with and responding to inquiries, data input, filing, photocopying, receiving and dispatching post etc.
  • Produce delivery notes
  • Ensure that office stationery and other office consumables are ordered in accordance with purchasing procedures.
  • Collect and record data both manually and electronically.
  • Respond to ad hoc queries where appropriate.
  • Liaise with staff and customers as appropriate.
  • Prepare simple invoices
  • Prepare simple quotations
  • Assist all functions within the organisation with administration
  • Respond effectively and efficiently to team and client enquiries received

Applicants should have good IT skills and knowledge of using Microsoft Office.


Vacancy ref no: 1431
Job Title: Apprentice Receptionist Administrator
Employer: Silverdale Family Practice
Hours of Work:
 Mon-Fri (between) 08.00am – 6.00pm (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £168.75

An excellent job opportunity has arisen at a well-established medical practice, based in South Hetton.  You will be joining a professional friendly team who will be there to train, support and mentor you throughout your apprenticeship. Your duties will include:-

Offering general assistance to the practice team and project a positive a friendly image to patients and other visitors, either in person or via the telephone

Receive, assist and direct patients in accessing the appropriate service or healthcare professional in a courteous, efficient way

Undertake a variety of administration duties to assist in the smooth running of the practice including the provision of secretarial and clerical support to clinical staff and other members of the practice team

Facilitate effective communication between patients ,members of  the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies

  • Maintaining and monitoring the practice appointments system
  • Processing personal and telephone requests for appointments, visits and telephone consultations and ensuring callers are directed to the appropriate healthcare professional
  • Processing and distributing incoming (and outgoing) mail
  • Taking messages and passing on information
  • Filing and retrieving paperwork
  • Processing repeat prescriptions in accordance with practice guidelines
  • Computer data entry/data allocation and collation; processing and recording information in accordance with practice procedures
  • Initiating contact with and responding to requests from patients, other team members and associated healthcare and associated providers
  • Clearing and re-stock consulting rooms as required
  • Providing clerical assistance to practice staff as required from time to time, including word/data processing, filing, photocopying and scanning
  • Monitor stationary supplies, ordering where necessary
  • Dealing with clinical waste
  • General housekeeping duties of the reception and kitchen areas

Keeping the reception area, notice board and leaflet dispenser tidy and free from obstructions


Vacancy ref no: 1430
Job Title: Apprentice Administrator
Employer: MRM Solutions
Hours of Work:
 Mon-Fri 09.00am – 5.00pm (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £150

Duties to include:

  • Answering the telephone, transferring calls and taking messages
  • Reception duties – greeting visitors, dealing with post etc.
  • Preparing letters, scanning & photocopying documents
  • Filing – both electronic and paper based
  • Preparing reports and liaising with customers & engineers, booking in jobs etc.
  • Use of Microsoft Office

Applicants should have good IT skills, be a team player and have good communication skills.


Vacancy ref no: 1428
Job Title: Apprentice Warehouse Operative
Employer: M&S Distributors
Hours of Work:
 Mon-Fri 08.30am-05.00pm (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £170

M&S Distributors based in Newburn are looking to recruit a Warehousing Apprentice to join their growing team. The successful candidate will benefit from gaining real life experience in a busy warehouse environment whilst working towards a recognised qualification. Duties to include but not limited to:

  • Picking and Packing customer orders ready for delivery
  • Supporting other staff members with stock taking
  • Developing product knowledge of stock kept within the warehouse
  • After full training you may be asked to use computer systems to book stock in and out of the warehouse
  • Ensuring the warehouse is kept clean and tidy at all times


Vacancy ref no: 1427
Job Title: Print Operative Apprentice (Social Media & Digital Marketing)
Employer: Piranha Print (Jesmond) Ltd
Hours of Work:
 Mon-Fri 09.00-05.00pm (35 hours per week)
Salary: £129.50 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen at a newly opened premise where you will be getting involved in a broad spectrum of printing tasks and providing first class customer service both face to face and on the telephone.  Duties to include:-

  • Taking enquiries
  • Ordering stock
  • Quoting
  • Confirmation of orders
  • Packing
  • Updating social media and web chats
  • Digital marketing tasks
  • Eventual design – Art work



Vacancy ref no: 1425
Job Title: Business Administration Apprentice
Chester Le Street, County Durham
Employer: Epic Social 
Hours of Work:
 Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm (40 hours per week)
Salary: £175.00 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Administrator at Epic Social based in Chester le Street. There will also be opportunities be involved in the Creative Media side of the business. Duties to include:

  • Answering the telephone, transferring calls & taking messages
  • Booking staff travel and accommodation
  • Diary management & booking appointments
  • Attending creative brief sessions for campaigns & assisting the Director with daily tasks
  • Use of the photocopier & scanner
  • Use of the electronic filing system
  • Using Google drive & Google Suite
  • Assisting the media team on shoots around the UK (Occasional overnight stays on location will be required / will be accompanied by colleagues).
  • Occasional evening / weekend working may be required to cover events


Vacancy ref no: 1424
Job Title: Finance Apprentice
Tudhoe, County Durham
Employer: Tudhoe Learning Trust 
Hours of Work:
 Mon-Thu 9.00am-5.00pm (or 8.30-4.30) Fri 9.00am to 4.30pm (or 8.30 to 4.00pm) (37 Hours per week)
Salary: £130.92 (Term time only)

Currently, an opportunity exists for an apprentice within our finance function.  This role forms part of our workforce planning strategy and has the potential to develop further.  We would like our new colleague to start as soon as possible and be able to:

  • Respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from a range of clients.
  • Take messages as and when required
  • Match delivery notes with invoices
  • Paying invoices
  • Process Journal transfers
  • Raise orders
  • Assist in the preparation of; management accounts, annual budgets, year-end accounts and financial returns to relevant third parties
  • Assist the Finance Manager to reconcile bank, payroll, and ledgers
  • Respond to email enquiries
  • Answer telephones and deal with customer enquiries with an excellent telephone manner
  • Maintain manual and computerised filing systems.
  • Enter data using computerised systems (Sage 200 & Microsoft Excel)
  • General office duties (faxing, filing, scanning, photocopying etc.)
  • Other roles and responsibilities where appropriate.

Applicants should have knowledge of Microsoft Office systems to include Excel, Word & Outlook along with good keyboard skills. Applicants should also be comfortable working with figures



Vacancy ref no: 1422
Job Title: Business Administration & Payroll Apprentice 
Employer: UNW LLP
Hours of Work:
 Mon-Thu 9.00am-5.30pm, 9.00am- 5.00 Fri (37 Hours per week)
Salary: £192.00

UNW is currently looking for an enthusiastic Business Administration Apprentice to work within our Payroll Bureau, the successful candidate will be joining a successful and fast growing professional services firm.  You should have good IT, literacy and numerical skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. The successful candidate must want to work in professional services, with a willingness to learn new software packages.

As an important part of the Payroll Service team, you will assist the department by providing support for a range of different payroll deadlines for a range of different businesses, working with the payroll manager and other team members to ensure all payroll tasks are completed to a high standard and meet the needs of the firm’s clients. UNW’s focus in particular is on people and clients.

This role offers first class on the job training in a payroll bureau, no previous experience is required. The successful candidate will complete their Level 2 Business Administration and progress onto Level 3, as well as CIPP – Payroll Technician Certificate

– Assist with processing weekly and monthly payroll for employers of varying sizes and complexities;

– Assist with pension data gathering and distributing of data to pension providers;

– Work with the team to get to know clients’ needs and build relationships;

– Assist with organising client files and ensuring they’re kept up to date;

– General administrative duties such as photocopying, filing and scanning documents;

– Answering the telephone and eventually dealing with client queries



Vacancy ref no: 1419
Job Title: Administration Apprentice – Tax & Payroll
Employer: Stephenson Coates
Hours of Work:
 Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm (37 Hours per week)
Salary: £175.00

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Administration Assistant at Newcastle based company – Stephenson Coates to specialise in Tax and Payroll administration.

Duties to include:

  • Printing and saving tax returns
  • Scanning and saving HRMC notices
  • Preparation of letters to clients
  • Pension uploads
  • Saving submission receipts
  • Use of telephone, photocopier & scanner
  • Use of software to include; Microsoft Office – Word, Excel & Outlook and HMRC online system
  • Other associated administrative duties as required

Applicants should have good IT skills and be competent using Microsoft programmes.  Should also be able to work off own initiative and have excellent communication skills as well as being a team player.

Probationary period applies / full training will be given



Vacancy ref no: 1417
Job Title: Business Administration Apprentice
South Shields
Employer: Most Sensational
Hours of Work:
 Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm (37 Hours per week)
Salary: £138.75

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Administrator at Most Sensational based in South Shields. We have a culture that is innovation driven, which means we’re always finding new fun ways to keep our team happy i.e. 3pm dances, weekly recipes to cook as a team, monthly fun socials, birthdays off work, dream board, innovation board, bring your dog to work (…yes, whenever you like!).  All of these are optional!

You will work closely with the Lead Generation team by supporting Business Development Consultants, the Senior Sales Manager, as well as the Managing Director, in the following areas:

  • Conducting desk top research to ensure the team has relevant, up to date knowledge for potential new leads
  • Answering office phone calls
  • Scheduling client and consultants’ diaries
  • Taking meeting notes and converting into an easily readable format
  • Supporting the team with client & consultant tracking
  • Arranging travel & accommodation for consultants
  • Managing the company website
  • Updating CRM (IT) systems and other company systems
  • Support with the general maintenance of the office including; monitoring stationary levels, creating display boards, office schedules etc.

Applicants should be computer literate especially in use of Email, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Word, Internet, knowledge of Survey Monkey or Mail Chimp would be advantageous. Should also have an excellent telephone manner and good communication skills.


Vacancy ref no: 1415
Job Title: Business Administration Apprentice
Hathaways The Law Firm Ltd
Hours of Work:
 Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm (35 Hours per week)
Salary: £150.00

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Administration Apprentice based in Hathaway’s Law Firm based in Low Fell Gateshead.

Duties to include

  • Meeting and greeting clients and reception cover
  • Inputting client data into bespoke software system –ALB and setting up client files
  • Processing incoming and outgoing post
  • Scanning, photocopying and filing documents
  • Preparation of letters
  • Other general administrative duties as required.


Vacancy ref no: 1412
Job Title: Apprentice Print Finish Operative
Team Valley Printers
Hours of Work:
 37 hours per week 8am-4pm/9am-5pm (Optional)
Salary: £136.30

An exciting opportunity has arisen at for an Apprentice Print Finish Operative at Team Valley Printers based in Gateshead. The successful candidate will be involved in a varied job role within the printing business.

  • General Health and Safety
  • The ability to use different print machines- Large format printing and digital printing- rotate alternate 2 weekly
  • Printing large posters
  • Trimming
  • Booklet making
  • Cut Vinyl/Cut layers/Profile Cutting
  • Binding
  • Printing Architect drawings
  • Help manufacture business signs
  • Get in involved with exhibition systems
  • Understanding job tickets/profiles
  • Dealing with deliveries
  • Liaise with courier – delivery and despatch notes
  • Dealing with customers
  • Taking payments
  • Notify customers of delivery items
  • General Housekeeping


Vacancy ref no: 1401

Job Title: Apprentice Factory Operator
Armour Plastics
Hours of Work:
16-17 32 hours per week (4×8 hour shifts) 18+ 37.5 hours per week (4×10 hour shifts)
Salary: 16-17 @ £143.36  18-20 @ £168.00

Duties to include:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Factory Operator, based on Pennywell Industrial Estate, Sunderland.

The successful candidate will benefit from gaining skills and experience in a manufacturing environment whilst working towards a qualification.  Duties to include:

  • Packing products ready for dispatch
  • Trimming and laminating plastic baths
  • Lifting of baths
  • Use of computerised systems to manager orders
  • Using drilling and polishing machinery
  • A range of general housekeeping tasks to ensure that the workplace is kept tidy and safe

Probationary period applies / full training will be given.



Vacancy ref no: 1398
Job Title: Apprentice Customer Service Agent
 Denton Burn, Newcastle
Apex Radio Systems
Hours of Work: 
Monday to Friday  9am-5pm 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £150.00 per week @16/17 £208.00 per week @18-20

Duties to include:

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Customer Service Agent based at their site in Denton Burn, Newcastle. There is an excellent opportunity to progress and grow within the company for the right candidate who is enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills. The main purpose of the role is to complete a wide range of customer service related duties to include:

  • Answering the telephone, taking messages / directing calls and dealing with enquiries
  • Liaising with suppliers re products / parts and availability etc.
  • Understanding customer needs and developing product knowledge in order to provide the highest level of customer service
  • Ensuring the product database is kept up to date
  • Processing card payments
  • Promoting the products and services of Apex Radio Systems
  • Providing support at meetings and at exhibitions
  • Preparing sales quotations and processing sales orders.

Applicants should have good IT skills and be confident using the telephone.

Probationary period applies.



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