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Transport Administrator, Spencer Graham Coaches, £7.50 an hour

Wigton, Cumbria

Added 2 years ago

We are delighted to present a new career opportunity in business through The Business Academy at System People. The Business Academy brings together future business talent and local employers to offer real career opportunities for school and college leavers past and present.

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About Spencer Graham Coaches

Spencer Graham Coaches are a family run business based in Silloth, Cumbria. We have an outstanding reputation within the coaching industry for providing the best customer care. We have a wide range of vehicles including Minibuses, Midi Coaches & Luxury vehicles. We offer luxury coach hire and are well established in the industry, this along with our highly trained, friendly, and experienced drivers helps us to reach our goal of providing Safe, Reliable, Hassle Free Transport with Exceptional Customer Service.

As we grow, we are committed to maintain the highest ethical standards throughout the company and foster good environmental practices by all our employees. We continue to strive towards becoming one of the major suppliers of coach travel in Cumbria.

Our head office team in Silloth are a friendly and approachable bunch and is made up of an MD/Transport Manager, Transport Planner, Compliance Manager and Officer Manager.

About the role

If you are looking for an exciting and interesting job with real career prospects, then this could be for you! A career in business in the logistics sector is fast paced, ever changing, and rewarding. This opportunity would suit someone looking for a professional role in a small, friendly business where you will get the opportunity to learn the ropes from the ground up and gain more responsibility and opportunities over time. We are paying well above apprenticeship wage at £7.50 an hour and can offer someone a real career route with us where they feel valued and a real integral part of our team.

Initially you will join as a Transport Administrator and learn how the administration office supports the smooth running of the operations. This will include learning the ropes across general admin, finance, planning and compliance.

The hours are 37.5 hours a week from 9am to 5pm with 30 mins for lunch. Free parking is offered to all staff.

General duties to include

  • • Supporting the business with general transport administration, paperwork, answering telephones and general enquiries.
  • • Using Coach Manager (planning and accounting software)
  • • Communicating with the office team, drivers and clients.
  • • Prioritising tasks and be responsible for managing your workload.
  • • Work with the office manager to complete HR tasks and accounts.
Your future career with us

Once you have completed the training period which is underpinned with the Level 3 Business administration Apprenticeship, you will move into a permanent full-time role in the Transport support office and receive a pay rise in line with increased experience. You will then be offered the opportunity to towards becoming a Transport Supervisor in the future.

You will get the rare opportunity to go on to gain recognised Transport Management qualifications to allow you to explore and develop a career in the business.

Nationally, Transport Planners/Managers are earning a salary upwards of £30,000 a year so there is much potential for the right person!

Gain a Level 3 Qualification through the Business Academy

The Business Academy is underpinned by the Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship which offers you a blended learning experience while you learn on the job. The learning element takes approximately 15 months. This includes 20% of your time learning with us at System People which includes classroom lesson delivery one day a month and online interactive learning via our bespoke innovative platform OLLIE. You will have access to 1-2-1 tutor support as well as a workplace mentor. System People have fantastic pass rates, we won the “BEST Training Provider Award” at the Golden Apples in 2019 and have been awarded a “Good” rating by Ofsted 2021.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a GCSE grade 4/C (or equivalent) in Maths and English by the end this program, therefore, to apply for this role you will need to hold a grade C (grade 4) or above in Maths OR English and a D (grade 3) or above in the other.

There is support available through System People should you need Functional skills Maths or English support to reach a Level 2 (grade C/4 equivalent).

Apprenticeships are open to everyone of all ages, so perhaps you have just left school and would like to get straight into work? Maybe you are a working parent looking for a change? Or perhaps you are looking for a career break and want to retrain and start something totally new! All applications are welcome.

This vacancy has now been filled