Business Administrator Apprentice – Spinlock


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Full Time
£8 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 for Spinlock.

Spinlock are an international market leader in the design and manufacture of marine equipment.

Their products are used by all types of water users globally. We are a hard-working friendly team based in Cowes, the home of yachting, surrounded by the sea and next to the Countryside; our head office is within an iconic building in the town and our manufacturing site is within a few minutes on the edge of Cowes. Spinlock are proud to make all of their products in Cowes.

Involved in all aspects of the busy Sales and Marketing team calendar, the role is varied and involves supporting the sales and marketing team in a multitude of tasks and activities whilst working towards a Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

 Depending on the successful candidate’s experience, skills and enthusiasm the job description will evolve over time and can develop to suit the individual and their interest.

 Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Customer Support
  • Preparing for exhibitions
  • Supporting events and exhibitions
  • Data Entry
  • Shop Merchandising
  • Store Training
  • Booking travel
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Website management
  • Product Sales
  • Ensure work is prioritised to meet product development calendar and review weekly with Line Manager
  • Follow procedures in line with Company guidelines and Quality ISO 9001
  • Ensure adherence to and compliance with all health and safety requirements and good practice
  •  Dress in a professional and appropriate way for all public facing situations and in accordance with company policy

 Personal, Essential Skills:

  • Energetic, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Experience is not required, just a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn by getting stuck in and working hard
  •  Tell us what you like doing in your work and any other skills and we will try to use them in some way
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Full clean driving license
  • You don’t need to sail but if you are into water sports this will be of benefit to the role and socially

Travel Required (minimum):

  • Dealer visits as required which may involve extended hours due to travel (UK)
  • Production Unit visits as required
  • Potential to join team at UK and International Exhibitions and Boat Shows

Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • 18 – 21-month Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required and if not previously achieved GCSE grade 4/C 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

Working Week:

  • 8.30 – 17.30 (one-hour lunch) Monday to Friday
  • Some Saturdays and Sundays required for Boat Shows and travel (time in lieu given)
  • Option for Flexihours.


  • Starting at £8.00 per hour with excellent progression rates upon continual meeting of the roles targets.

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!

*Please note applications without a CV or covering letter will not be considered.

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