Business Administration Apprentice

Wightlink Ltd

Apprenticeship summary:

Do you have strong ICT and communication skills? Are you excited to undertake a range of routine admin support tasks? Then look no further than the Business Administration Apprentice role with Wightlink!

This is fantastic opportunity to provide administration support across a range of activities to the Engineering and Estates Department.  As an Apprentice, you will be developing a range of solid transferable skills acting as a platform for your future career. 



  • Maintaining accurate data using Microsoft and company specific software
  • Administration associated with engine and deck logbooks
  • Place callouts with contractors
  • Taking phone calls for colleagues and ensuring accurate information is passed on in a timely way
  • Compiling / checking information for reports
  • Setting up and maintaining appropriate filing systems
  • Archiving documentation
  • Assisting with department administration
  • Database entry
Other information

Wightlink is an award-winning ferry operator, linking the Isle of Wight with Hampshire through three convenient ferry routes. They are experienced, carrying over 4.5 million passengers on more than 45,000 crossings every year. Wightlink have excellent facilities, with eight well-equipped ferries running on three convenient routes. They are striving for a greener future, with a hybrid-energy flagship ferry and a host of environmentally friendly initiatives.



  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • PC literate including the use of MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Committed to own development
  • Enthusiastic to learn about the business
  • Team player yet able to work independently
  • Able to confidently communicate and interact with others
  • Reliable in timekeeping and attendance; able to meet deadlines
  • Responsive to supervision
Personal qualities
  • Enjoys administrative routine
  • Be able to handle meaningful responsibilities
  • Have a accurate and consistent work style
  • Be helpful and considerate of others
  • Be able to act on own initiative
  • Be a self-starter and able to ask for help when needed
Qualifications required
  • GCSEs in maths and English with at least a grade C / 4 are required.


  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Generous staff benefit package including travel and retail discounts
  • Work based pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
Future prospects

Wightlink have a good track record of Apprentices staying within the company, therefore progression routes are possible.

Training to be provided

Training to be provided: Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard. You will complete a 15 month apprenticeship which includes 10 days at the PETA training centre in Cosham. You will be supported every 6 weeks with visits from your PETA Learning & Development Coach.

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