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Finding and training your future stars

Successfully recruiting and training office based apprentices and graduates for over 25 years throughout Northamptonshire. With dedicated training centres in Northampton and Kettering, we are the area's leading independent apprenticeship provider.

It’s an exciting time to be an apprentice

You can do an apprenticeship in almost anything today. At Starting Off we specialise in office based apprenticeships. If you want to get ahead and start your career in business, while gaining nationally recognised qualifications and earning money, an apprenticeship could be your solution.

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Finding the right people for your team is one of business's key components. Working with Starting Off, you can introduce apprentices into your business, training and developing them to understand your processes and culture.

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Finding & training your future stars
Earning while you’re learning

School or college isn’t right for everybody. The great thing about apprenticeships is you can have the best of both worlds. You can work and earn money, while still learning and gaining a valuable qualification.

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  • Trainee Transport and Logistics Assistant

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a hands-on and varied role working for a leading Tile Importer and Distributer.

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  • Internal Customer Development Manager

    As the Internal Customer Development Manager for dbfb you will be responsible for the development and retention of some of our existing accounts across our entire portfolio.

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  • Apprentice Customer Contact Assistant

    This company are an innovative construction industry training provider. Offering a wide range of solution-based training services to clients involved in UK construction and allied industries. The company offer a national service tailored to each client to ensure training requirements are handled efficiently.

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  • Accounts Administrator

    This is an excellent entry level accounts role based in Kettering, working for a leading vehicle leasing company.

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  • Customer Service Assistant -Collections Team


    This organisation is one of the UK’s largest Technology and IT Resellers. The business has been established for over 30 years and have offices all over the UK and work with businesses in the UK and beyond. With 17 offices and 2 Advanced Technology Centres they are an exciting company to be a part of. In 2016 they achieved revenues over £152 million and they were recognised in the Sunday Times Fast Track 250, as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies.

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice

    Established in 2005 my client are an innovative electrical contractor who place their customers at the heart of everything they do. They deliver electrical installations into new build homes for developers, both large and small.

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  • Product Technician Apprentice

    This business first opened their doors 5 years ago when they found themselves in a dilemma when it came to giving an original yet personal gift to a new-born. Fast forward to 5 years later and they are now set on realising their dream of becoming the number one personalised baby brand in the world and growing +80% year-on-year.

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  • Trainee Quotation Clerk

    This is an excellent entry level administration position, working for a leading vehicle leasing company within a busy sales office.

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  • Business Administration / Finance Apprentice


    With roots dating back to the 1970’s, this chartered accountancy firm are one of the longest established accountancy companies in Northamptonshire. With offices across the county and an ever-expanding client base, this is an exciting time to join the business. Due to growth, an opportunity has become available for a hardworking and personable apprentice to join the team. The apprentice will begin by assisting with administration duties, however for the right person there could be the opportunity to complete a book – keeping course and assist with this work and go on to complete AAT training.

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice for The Sales Team

    This organisation specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative office, reception and meeting room furniture, storage solutions and library furniture.
    Due to company growth within the Sales Support team they are now recruiting for an Office Administrator Apprentice to come and join their busy team.

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  • Reception and Administration Apprentice

    Since establishing the business in 2011, our commitment to changing the perception of the recruitment industry locally has meant that we have quickly become the recruitment agency of choice in Northampton and Kettering. We specialise in recruitment within the commercial, industrial and engineering sectors of Northampton and Kettering, and we have extensive experience in managing volume labour requirements in all of these.

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  • Apprentice Warehouse Assistant

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a hands-on and varied role working for a leading Tile Importer and Distributer.

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  • Lettings & Sales Administrator

    My client established 15 years ago are an Estate Agents that offer services such as selling, renting and buying houses. They are also a 3 times Gold Award winner for Northampton Estate Agency and Lettings Agents in Northamptonshire.

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  • Administration Apprentice

    Established in 1978, this company is a family run business providing a wide range of commercial and personal insurance.

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  • Aftersales Adviser Apprentice

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent school or college leaver who has an interest in the motor vehicle industry and is looking to start their career within the vehicle industry.

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  • Marketing Assistant

    This company supply over 210 independent delivered wholesalers, as well as the larger national and regional wholesalers, and larger end-user caterers across the entire foodservice industry with as little as a single mixed pallet to multiple pallet drops, delivering over 55,000 cases each week. We offer more routes to market than any other supplier in our sector.

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  • Apprentice Logistics/Warehouse Assistant

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent school or college leaver looking to start their career within an ever-expanding and forward thinking motorcycle clothing distributer.

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  • Customer Service Apprentice

    This company have been established for over 40 years in Northampton and is a well-respected local business that has a global client base. The business was acquired in 2009 by an international business and continues to develop.

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  • Commercial Apprentice

    This is a fantastic and exciting opportunity to join an expanding company, who fully support Apprenticeships. Established since 1979 they are the UK’s largest window and door manufacturers. Partnering with leading suppliers, the company offer advanced low maintenance and energy efficient windows and doors, new generation conservatories, glazed extensions and roofline products.

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  • Apprentice for Sales and Customer Service team.

    My client established over 40 years ago, is a family-run business and leading name for Wicker furniture for the Home and Garden. They provide furniture to manufacturers across the UK and Europe. Due to growth within the business they are now seeking an apprentice to support the team looking after sales and customer service for the business.

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  • Apprentice Web Developer

    Founded in 1998, this well-established website development and internet marketing company specialise in Website Design, Search Engine Optimisation and Email Marketing.
    We are looking for a candidate with a passion for website development, who practices coding in their free time to join the team.

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  • Apprentice Warehouse Operative


    This company are an established and successful construction equipment spare parts distribution Company looking for a reliable and positive person to join our warehouse team as an Apprentice, formal and on the Job training will be provided.

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  • Apprentice Legal Administrator

    This is a fantastic trainee opportunity for a recent school or college leaver looking to start their career within a well-established and ever-expanding solicitors.

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  • Sales Administrator

    This company specialises in high quality timber engineered Roof Trusses, Floor Joists (both Ecojoists® and JJI Joists) and Glulam Beams.

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  • Apprentice Admin Assistant Commercial Operations

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a recent school or college leaver looking to start their career within a privately owned company that has been established since 1770 and is based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

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  • Apprentice Client Care Manager

    You will help a diverse range of companies from startups to enterprise grow sales through applying your knowledge and experience across a range of business areas. You have a chance to see how your works impacts our client sales very directly.

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  • Apprentice Web Developer

    You will help a diverse range of companies from startups to enterprise grow sales through applying your knowledge and experience across a range of business areas. You have a chance to see how your work impacts our client sales very directly.

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  • Apprentice Business Development Executive

    you will help a diverse range of companies from startups to enterprise grow sales through applying your knowledge and experience across a range of business areas. You have a chance to see how your work impacts our client sales very directly.

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  • Customer Service Advisor Apprentice

    My client first opened their doors 5 years ago when they found themselves in a dilemma when it came to giving an original yet personal gift to a new-born. Fast forward to 5 years later and they are now set on realising their dream of becoming the number one personalised baby brand in the world and growing +80% year-on-year.

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  • Customer Service Trainee -Collections Team

    This organisation is one of the UK’s largest Technology and IT Resellers. The business has been established for over 30 years and have offices all over the UK and work with businesses in the UK and beyond. With 17 offices and 2 Advanced Technology Centres they are an exciting company to be a part of. In 2016 they achieved revenues over £152 million and they were recognised in the Sunday Times Fast Track 250, as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies.

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice

    This successful family run business has been operating in Northamptonshire since 1962. In 2006, the business acquired a new division that organises holidays for the over 50s. A varied and exciting opportunity has become available within this division.

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  • Registrations Apprentice

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent school or college leaver looking to start their career within a company that is a privately owned company, established 1770, and currently based in Wellingborough. The company provides British horse racing with its central administration under contract to the British Horseracing Authority, acts as its bank and maintains the Thoroughbred Breed Register.

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  • Customer Service Trainee -Collections Team

    This organisation is one of the UK’s largest Technology and IT Resellers. The business has been established for over 30 years and have offices all over the UK and work with businesses in the UK and beyond. With 17 offices and 2 Advanced Technology Centres they are an exciting company to be a part of. In 2016 they achieved revenues over £152 million and they were recognised in the Sunday Times Fast Track 250, as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies.

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  • Trainee Administrator

    This mechanical and electrical building services company has been established for over 25 years in Northampton and has grown in that time to a team of over 50 staff with clients all over the UK. A great opportunity for an apprentice has become available in the department that deals with service and maintenance of equipment. The role is administration based and will have scope for development and progression.

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  • Logistics Co-ordinator

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated recent school or college leaver looking to kick-start their career within a global branding and packaging provider. The role is a perfect stepping stone into the print, packaging, brand and fashion industries and to develop a great career!

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  • Production Administrator

    The success of this company is built on the trust of our customers and the personal commitment of our outstanding people. The dedication of everyone who works at Robinson Manufacturing to customer satisfaction and quality, from design to delivery, is unrivalled. We look to you to play your part in this.

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  • Customer Service Representative – Apprenticeship

    This company is a leading distributor and manufacturer of engine filtration technology and components for the commercial vehicle, rail, automotive, marine and industrial sectors worldwide. This is a fantastic opportunity for a friendly, confident and hardworking apprentice with an interest in customer service. The role is based in the team that look after solution based products.

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  • Finance Apprentice

    This well-established Northamptonshire based Academy are looking for a motivated and personable candidate to join the finance team. The purpose of this role is to support the delivery of an effective finance and administration function within the Academy whilst successfully undertaking a range of personal and professional development activities centred on the Finance Apprentice role. This role is supported by AAT training with Starting Off.

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  • Client Relationship Administrator Apprentice

    This company are a family run Audio Visual hire, Event and Film Production company that have been established for over 30 years. As part of their service they facilitate conferences, gala dinners, product launches, training seminars and a variety of other events.

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice

    My client are a family run Audio Visual hire, Event and Film Production company that have been established for over 30 years. As part of their service they facilitate conferences, gala dinners, product launches, training seminars and a variety of other events.

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  • Trainee Audio Visual Technician

    This company are a family run Audio Visual hire, Event and Film Production company that have been established for over 30 years. As part of their service they facilitate conferences, gala dinners, product launches, training seminars and a variety of other events.

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  • Apprentice Mortgage Administrator

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated individual looking to join a growing company in Northampton. Our client, an approachable, friendly team of mortgage experts provide individual mortgage advice to their customers and pride themselves on adding value to the service they offer. They are now looking for an enthusiastic Apprentice to join their team as a Mortgage Administrator.

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  • Property Coordinator

    This company, established 15 years ago are an Estate Agents that offer services such as selling, renting and buying houses. They are also a 3 times Gold award winners for Northampton Estate Agency and Lettings Agents in Northamptonshire.

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  • Trainee Signmaker

    Our client, a local sign and vehicle graphics company are looking for a recent school or college leaver to join this busy team and be trained on most aspects of the business. This is a fantastic opportunity for a practical individual with good Art/Design Technology qualifications to start their career.

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  • Business Administration Apprentice

    Established in 2012, this Town Centre based agency covering residential lettings, property management and maintenance across Northamptonshire is growing fast.

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  • Trainee Land & Measured Building Surveyor

    A fantastic opportunity for a keen and highly motivated person looking to start their career. Our company was established in 1978 and we provide a range of surveying services throughout mainland UK including land, building and underground surveys.

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  • Finance Apprentice

    Independently established in 2006, this business has grown significantly over the last 11 years both through natural growth and acquisition. Now it stands as one of the major players in the UK in the renewable energy sector and operates over 100 sites.

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  • Accounts Apprentice

    Our client is a small, accountancy practice based in Welford, Leicestershire that was established over 15 years ago.

    Location: Welford, Leicestershire
    Salary: £4.20 - £7.83 p/h

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  • Trainee Management Accountant

    Our client, based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, is a leading technical retail design agency, taking brands and retailers’ campaigns, concepts and collateral to market.

    Salary: £16,000 per annum.

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  • Trainee Telephonist

    The client is a Geotechnical and Environmental Consultancy company based in Walgrave. They specialise in site investigations, geotechnical engineering assessments and investigations of chemical and gaseous contaminated sites.

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  • Trainee Maintenance/Rentals Controller

    The client is a leading vehicle leasing company based in Kettering.
    A position has become available for a Trainee Maintenance/Rentals Controller to join the ever-expanding team.

    Salary:£150 – £200 per week.

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  • Vehicle Sales Administrator

    This is a fantastic sales administration opportunity working for a well-established and reputable car dealership in Rushden. The company pride itself on delivering high-end customer service for their customers.

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  • Retail Service Advisor

    The client is a Vauxhall Retailer located in Wellingborough. They pride themselves on exemplary customer service. In the past 5 years they have won Customer Excellence Awards and Vauxhall Professionals programmes.

    Salary: £10,000-£14,000

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  • Administration Apprentice (Investment and Pensions)

    The company are independent financial advisors that offer a range of financial services including investments, mortgages and pensions. They are now looking for an Administration Apprentice to join their team.

    Salary: £200 per week

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  • Administration & Accounts Assistant Apprentice

    This company are a buying group and was established in 1977 and have over 250 independent stores across the UK and Europe who use the Toymaster brand to help promote their business.

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  • Subcontract Administrator

    This company is one of the UK’s leading building services engineering companies. An opportunity has become available for an apprentice to join the team.

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  • Logistics and Operations Apprentice

    The client is the global leader in assistive technology for people who are visually impaired or have low vision offering a wide range of innovative products.

    Location: Rushden
    Salary: £155.40 - £289.71

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  • Apprentice Office & Facilities Administrator

    The client is an international chemical company based in Wollaston. This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent school or college leaver who is looking to kick start their career.

    Location: Wollaston
    Salary: £187.50 per week

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice

    My client is an established company specialising in the surveying and design of Building Services Projects. Based in Central and East Midlands they provide a comprehensive range of services to all sectors nationwide. Projects they undertake cover engineering and construction management services, from concept and feasibility studies through all stages of design, tender review, to site supervision, project management, cost control, commissioning and beyond. Due to expansion within the company they are now recruiting for an Office Administrator Apprentice to come and join their busy but small Northampton Office.

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  • Business Administration Apprentice

    This is a fabulous opportunity for the right candidate to join a small team with a variety of tasks that will give you the prospect of progressing and taking on more responsibility as you develop.

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  • Trainee Payroll Administrator Apprentice

    Established in 1997, my client has over 18 years’ experience in providing payroll services to an extensive client base which comprises both large and small organisations in the private sector as well as organisations in the public sector. Taken over in November 2015 they are now on the lookout for an apprentice payroll administrator to join their expanding business.

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  • Client Services Administrator Apprentice

    Established in 2006, the company have three offices in the UK with the Head Office based in Wellingborough. They specialise in providing insurance services within the construction, manufacturing, property and fleet industries.

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  • Business Administration Apprentice

    The company is a progressive company with a strong proven background in renewable energy systems, waste process solutions and heavy industrial plant and machinery. A position has become available for a Business Administration Apprentice.

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice

    Established in 2004, the company is a distributor of performance and tuning products to the automotive market. They supply products to a wide range of companies comprising of specialist tuners, high street stores and mail order retailers.

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  • Apprenticeship Vacancy Consultant

    Working with a small and friendly team of professionals in developing and creating opportunities to provide our accredited qualifications and Apprenticeships to new and existing clients.

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  • Business Development Executive

    Established in 1999, this business offer a unique, fully integrated business development solution that can be applied from simple telemarketing projects to the most demanding of conceptual sales. Their core business development service relies on their ability to develop relationships with prospects in order to identify specific business opportunities and arrange qualified appointments for their clients.

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  • Trainee Ventilation Engineer

    This business has been established for over 30 years in Northampton and provide a wide range of fan powered extract and input ventilation equipment. They also service and test equipment and offer a complete solutions package to companies nationwide.

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  • Finance Apprentice

    Established in 2000, this successful surveying and building consultancy firm have offices in Northampton and Nottingham. A fantastic opportunity has become available for a candidate with an interest in finance and accountancy to join the team. Whilst primarily focused on work in this department of the business, the apprentice will have the opportunity to be involved with general office administration.

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice

    This company are not merely providing administration support they believe in partnering with you to create a strong working relationship allowing you to be more proactive and more importantly save time and money. They offer support to businesses and their owners in different locations. The expertise and experience they offer is second to none and add value to what they do for you because they understand it, all for a reasonably packaged price.

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  • Apprentice Warehouse Operative

    This company are an established and successful construction equipment spare parts distribution Company looking for a reliable and positive person to join our warehouse team as an Apprentice, formal and on the Job training will be provided.

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  • Financial Services Administrator Apprentice

    This company were established in 1996 and they are a firm of Chartered Financial Planners who manage over £96 million of their client funds. They provide bespoke wealth management solutions to enable their clients to meet their lifestyle goals.

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  • Business Administration Trainee

    This business have been established in Daventry for 30 years and specialise in the manufacture and assembly of tubes, fabrications and pipes. Typically the parts produced are used in the automotive industry. A fantastic opportunity has become available for a trainee to join the administration team.

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  • Purchase Ledger Trainee

    This company is a leading distributor and manufacturer of engine filtration technology and components for the commercial vehicle, rail, automotive, marine and industrial sectors worldwide.

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  • Digital Marketer Apprentice

    This company have been established since 2000 and have over 18 years’ experience within their speciality. They are leading independent suppliers of data and wireless networking solutions. Their experienced installation team carry out projects and services throughout the UK and Northampton.

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  • Furniture Sales Apprentice

    Established in 1995 this very successful IT Office Solutions business works with a diverse range of businesses across the UK and globally. A fantastic opportunity has now become available for a highly motivated and ambitious sales apprentice to join the team. In this role your key focus will be office furniture sales.

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  • Starting Off

    The company are a leading home appliance manufacturer in Europe and have 43 productions sites across the world along with a strong network of nearly 80 sales, production and service companies in 50 countries.

    Location: Kettering
    Salary: £200 p/w

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  • Customer Service Apprentice

    This client has been established for over 40 years in Northampton and is a well-respected local business that has a global client base. The business was acquired in 2009 by an international business and continues to develop.

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  • Office Apprentice

    Established in 2007, this well-respected solicitors firm offer legal services from residential conveyancing to family law.

    Salary: £150 per week
    Location: Pitsford/Lamport

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  • Business Administration Trainee

    This business have been established in Daventry for 30 years and specialise in the manufacture and assembly of tubes, fabrications and pipes. Typically the parts produced are used in the automotive industry.

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  • Digital Marketing/ IT apprenticeship

    Are you keen to work in a busy IT department contributing to the companies E –Commerce platform? The main purpose of this role is to create, manage and implement work plans for tasks directly related to the E – Commerce Manager. You will be responsible for the product catalogue online and off-line, this includes managing the online product range, including categorisation, online images, pricing and product descriptions.

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  • Apprentice Office Administrator

    My client is an established company specialising in the surveying and design of Building Services Projects. Due to expansion within the company they are now recruiting for an Office Administrator Apprentice to come and join their busy but small Northampton Office.

    Salary: £170 per week
    Location: Northampton

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  • Apprentice Office Administrator

    Based in a school, the ideal candidate will be confident, personable, enthusiastic and a team-player. You must have excellent communication skills as you are dealing with members of the public, parents, staff and pupils.

    Salary; £170 per week
    Location: Northampton

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  • Manufacturing Sales Administration Apprentice

    Salary: 10,000 to £12,000 per annum
    Location: Northampton, Moulton Park

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  • Administration Apprentice (Manufacturing team)

    This organisation are part of a larger group that specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative office, reception and meeting room furniture, storage solutions and library furniture.

    Salary: £150 per week, reviewed after 3 months
    Location: Northampton, Pineham

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  • Facilities Apprentice

    Salary: 0-6 months £8,500, 9-12 months £9600
    Location: Northampton, Town Centre

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  • Property Coordinator Apprentice

    Established in 2015, the client are an Estate Agents that offer services such as selling, renting and buying houses. They are now recruiting for an Apprentice Property Coordinator to be part of their busy sales and lettings team, providing the highest standard of service to all clients and ensuring a positive perception of the company.

    Salary: £10,000 to £12,000 per annum
    Location: Northampton, Town Centre

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  • Administration Assistant

    This toy buying group was established in 1977 and have over 250 independent stores across the UK and Europe who use the brand to help promote their business. They are now on the lookout for an administrator to come and join their busy team assisting with the administration and finance team.

    Salary: £11,000 to £18,000 per annum
    Location: Northampton, Wootton

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  • Office Assistant Apprentice

    This client was established in 1978 and provides a range of surveying services through mainland UK. Services include land, building, boundary and underground surveys. A fantastic opportunity has become available for a highly motivated trainee looking to start their career in a business based role.

    Salary: £180 - £200 per week
    Location: Ecton, Northampton

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  • Customer Service Advisor Apprentice

    This role will require the apprentice to handle customer enquiries via incoming and outgoing telephone calls and book service visits whilst identifying and ordering spare parts and accessories. The apprentice will also promote products and services with the aim of generating income for the business and improving customer loyalty.

    Salary: £200 per week
    Location: Kettering

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  • Apprentice Receptionist

    This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career within a well-established company.

    Salary: £15,000 per annum
    Location: Blisworth

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  • Internal Sales Person

    The purpose of the role is to maintain and build upon a national telesales database, grow the market share and achieve projected sales targets given.

    Salary £16,000 - £18,000 per annum
    Location Brackmills

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  • Project Administrator

    Carry out high quality administrative and reporting duties, ensuring the accurate preparation of all operations related pre and post contract paperwork.

    Salary: £15,000 per annum
    Location: Blisworth

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