Business Administrator Apprentice – Datum Electronics Ltd


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East Cowes
Full Time
£5.50 per hour

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work as a Business Administrator Apprentice at Datum Electronics Ltd.

This is a unique opportunity to join a thriving business.

Based in East Cowes, Datum Electronics Ltd is a world leading, British manufacturer and supplier of static and rotary torque sensors, torque transducers, torque meters and shaft power measurement solutions since 1989.

Datum Electronics products are versatile enough to work across a variety of sectors including marine and shipping, automotive, aerospace and defense, civil engineering, government green and renewables.

Rather excitingly and owing to recent apprentice success, Datum Electronics are now seeking to recruit an enthusiastic apprentice to join their friendly team as a Business Administration Apprentice where the overall purpose of the role will be to assist the purchasing co-ordinator, input various information into the company’s internal systems and to provide administration support as requested.

Reporting to the Admin and Quality Team Leader, the successful apprentices’s main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Online Purchasing
  • Arranging items for dispatch to/from suppliers
  • Raise Purchase Orders
  • Chase outstanding Purchase Orders
  • Various data input on internal system
  • Various filing tasks
  • Various ad hoc administrative tasks across different departments
  • Assist in counting and inputting figures for Stock take
  • Checking Sales Orders daily for Customer information & contacting customers for any required information
  • Holiday and sickness cover- Answering the telephones, despatching goods, loading Purchase invoices
  • To maintain a professional and positive image on behalf of the company at all times
  • To attend training sessions as and when invited
  • To share information with colleagues which contributes to the efficiency of the company and work as a team member
  • To observe and comply with the Health & Safety Policy, Equal Opportunities, and other policies in place within Datum Electronics Ltd or clients
  • Adhere to the Company’s values- believe, accountable, doer, achieve and sustainable
  • To carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the post as required by the Managing Director

Essential Qualities and Skills:

  • Working as part of a team
  • Good time keeping and communication skills
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • IT Skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Attention to detail


Apprenticeship Standard: 

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required and if not previously achieved GCSE grade 4 or above
  • There is a requirement to complete 20% off the job training, time spent either learning something new, other courses or any support work that is not in your usual role will also be counted
  • Attendance at Isle of Wight College as required

Working Week:

  • Monday- Thursday 08:30-17:00   
  • Friday 08:30-14:00  


  • £5.50 per hour

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

Once qualified and dependant on needs of the business at the time of apprenticeship completion, there may be the potential for a permanent position.

So, if this sounds like the next step you want to take with your career, then please apply with a cover letter and CV telling us why you feel you would be the ideal person to take on this brilliant opportunity!!

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