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Vacancy: Business Apprenticeship

Published on 11/12/17

Sheffield Hallam have shared this apprenticeship vacancy. Anyone interested should email their CV to Rachel Crowder at:

The opportunity is a degree apprenticeship opportunity and would be specifically for a Post 18 student who is able to drive, as the vacancy is in Retford, and someone who has a passion for business and going into business management. Great opportunity with a really supportive employer.

Apprentice Business Manager

Overview: Join a small, successful team and help the company to modernise and grow. We are looking for someone with initiative and bright ideas who can eventually take over the running of the business.

Start date: September 2018

Starting salary: £12,000

Employer: Paintman Paint Ltd

Address: Unit 7, Trinity Park Industrial Estate, Sloswicke Drive, Retford DN22 7WQ

Entry requirements: 112 UCAS points, e.g. grades BBC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC

Award: BA (Honours) Professional Practice in Management

Level: 4, 5 & 6

Length: 5 years

Training provider: Sheffield Hallam University

Delivery model: You attend university in 3-day blocks, 6 times a year

Fees to pay: None

Company background: The company is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of synthetic coach enamel for Land Rovers and classic cars. The enamel is a traditional premium product which can be applied by spray, roller or brush and gives a professional finish. They use samples to help customers find the perfect paint colour. They have been trading for 5 years and were named Micro Business of the Year at the 2016 Norths Notts Business Connections Awards. They currently employ 3 people.

Vacancy description: You will help with all aspects of business operations. This will include:

  • Speaking to customers via phone and email
  • Managing the order process
  • Overseeing manufacture and deliveries
  • Marketing and social media
  • Managing the website
  • Representing the company at events

Desired skills: You must have excellent communication, IT and media skills, business acumen and a keen attention to detail. You need to be able to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines. We are looking for someone with energy, creativity and maturity. You must be practically-minded and versatile. We are looking for someone with drive and ambition who can bring new ideas into the business.