Business Administration Apprenticeship

“Aptus is a friendly working environment offering a wide variety of colleague benefits, ensuring that you are looked after both inside and outside of work.  I like my job role and that there is a new challenge every day, I am consistently encountering and learning new things ensuring that I am developing my skills further.  I like working within my team as we support each other on a daily basis, everybody is very attentive and welcoming and I have felt part of the team from the beginning of my employment” – Max, Estimating Apprentice

“I enjoy the fact I am supported by a knowledgeable, competent team of estimators who are always on hand.  Some of my team have come from business administration backgrounds and have a good understanding on my apprenticeship and its requirements, this provides me with the visualisation on the different pathways I can progress onto” – Leo, Estimating Apprentice

Apprentices are at the heart of our business and we welcome applications from both school leavers and those looking for a career change, we offer fantastic prospects for career development via our apprenticeships and trainee programmes. 

You will also have an exciting opportunity to take part in our Aptus training academy..

Overall Purpose of the Role:

You will be enrolled onto an apprenticeship scheme, working towards achieving Certificate for Business Administration Level 3, we currently have an apprenticeship position available within our Estimating team.  Your primary responsibility will be to provide technical support to the tendering and estimating team.

What you will be doing:

  • To carry out pre-contract activities with enquiry set up and tendering duties
  • Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office, Excel and Word
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the department
  • Manage and maintain office systems, including data management
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and other documentation
  • Handle incoming enquiries via phone, email, and in person, and redirect them as necessary
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure efficient workflow and communication
  • Any other duties as required

What we ask from you:

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Office, Word and Outlook
  • Good Literacy and numeracy Skills (grades 4 or above)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to manage own workload, set priorities and work to strict deadlines
  • Evidence and interest in and commitment to the success of Aptus Utilities Limited
  • Commitment to the company values

What we can offer in return:

  • The opportunity to develop your career
  • Mentoring and ongoing guidance to settle you into your role


  • Benefits include cashback plans including eye-care, dental & prescriptions, to name just a few….. please click on our benefits brochure to view further details
  • Gym, fitness and retail discounts
  • Donate a Day – we will gift you an extra day off each year to do something for charity or within the community
  • Mentoring and ongoing guidance, not only to settle you into your role, but throughout your career with Aptus
  • We promote physical and mental health and provide additional support to our employees via our Employer Assistance Program all year round

This Apprenticeship role will be 40 hours per week, fixed term contract over a period of approx. 18/20 months and will be working within an office environment.

Office Location: Aptus House, Units 19-20 Barrs Fold Road, Wingates Industrial Park, Bolton, BL5 3XP.

What’s next?

Please send your CV and contact details to

If you are shortlisted for this role, you will be contacted by a member of our People Team or the Hiring Manager, who will usually arrange a short telephone interview before arranging a face-to-face.

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