Business Support Apprentice – Bicester

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A massive opportunity to kickstart your career

Webmart is a great place to start your working life. Not only will you be working in our uber-funky Bicester Yellow Shed of Wonderment: a place with an informal and relaxed atmosphere and loads of company perks (check out our video tour here). But you’ll be involved in an enormous variety of tasks, projects and responsibilities that’ll give you a fantastic grounding in what it takes to be successful in a modern, high-performing business.

If you’re the right person (see below) then this really is the opportunity of a lifetime.

So what will you be up to?

You’ll be providing support to our business support and reception teams. What does that mean? It means you’ll be on-hand to help them do their jobs. So that might involve working in any/all of the areas below, plus a whole lot more.

  • Assisting with building improvement project
  • Assisting with the management of the company car fleet
  • Answering incoming calls and forwarding where appropriate
  • Keeping the office neat and tidy
  • Stock management
  • Handling post and deliveries
  • Data administration on the Webmart systems
  • Creating and filing the sales team’s job bags
  • Packaging file copies to company standards
  • Reception duties
  • Essentially, if you can show initiative and a spark, the world’s your oyster.

How far can I go?

You’ll be working in our business support and reception departments but will be supporting our new business, account direction teams too. The minimum term for the appointment is 12 months, but for the right person with the right sort of skills and initiative – and, importantly the right ‘can do’ attitude – there’s no ceiling and masses of opportunity.

Our ideal apprentice

It can be daunting joining a new company with lots of new faces and tasks that are unfamiliar, so we’re not expecting the world. But we are looking for someone with the right attitude who’ll apply themselves to each challenge, work hard and keep a smile on their face.

Ideally, we want someone who’s enthusiastic, organised, confident and friendly too as these are skills that’ll see you fit in quickly and make other Webmarteers see you as a real asset.


The right personal qualities are more important than a wad of qualifications. Having said that, we want to see a min of A-C GCSE in Maths and English.

The Small Print…

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early.

Induction Day 

Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Induction Day at Witney or Abingdon campus.

This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to an apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions.

As a new Apprenticeship Applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Induction Day please call us on 01235 216216.

Qualification checks

By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. With effect from October 2016, this will go up to £3.40 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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