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Finding and training your future stars

Successfully recruiting and training office based apprentices and graduates for over 30 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.

Apprentice

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.

Training
  • Accounts Assistant

    This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start their career within a professional and busy office environment. The company provide accountancy services to small businesses and self-employed individuals.

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  • Sales Administrator

    The client seeks a motor trade Sales Administrator to join their admin team where all new and used vehicles for both Vauxhall Retail and Fleet Departments are processed together with those for our sister company Peugeot franchise.

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  • Apprentice Practice Administrator

    Our clients are two long-established rural dispensing practices which merged in April 2010 to form Greens Norton and Weedon Medical Practice. The practice operates from modern purpose-built premises on two sites, one in Greens Norton and the other in Weedon. Our aim is to provide high quality medical care in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and promote healthy living with an emphasis on disease prevention.

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  • Customer Service Apprentice

    This local organisation are a well-established business that work in the automotive sector. They have rapidly expanded over the last decade and now employ close to 50 staff.
    The company continues to expand and explore new markets.
    Working for the division of the business specialising in online car part sales, the company are now looking for a customer service advisor to join their team.

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  • Trainee Project Administrator

    My client are a leading provider of communications and technology solutions to local businesses in Northampton and Milton Keynes. Their goal is to support clients through their technology & connectivity needs, providing a flexible service which adapts simultaneously with the company. Due to their continued growth and success, my client are looking for a Project Administrator to join their team where they will be a key asset to their Delivery Team. The successful individual will be responsible for ensuring projects are completed and all orders are fulfilled in line with the client’s expectations. This includes organising, planning and implementing new business deployments. You’ll be working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders daily, to assist in delivering solutions in line with customers’ requirements, focusing on consistent service excellence.

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  • IT Support Apprentice

    This is an amazing opportunity to take your first steps towards a rewarding career in a continuously evolving technological world.
    As an IT Apprentice, you’ll be working closely with IT Technicians to support the ICT Systems Manager in providing a safe, effective and reliable IT environment for the schools large and varied user base, keeping the school at the forefront of information technology.
    We’re looking for the apprentice to develop in the role, so that in time, they will become the first point of contact for all incoming issues to the Helpdesk for 1st line support.

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  • Business Administration Apprentice

    Established in 1875, my client is a prestigious British Brand renowned for their luxury leather good products which range from small items such as wallets and purses, to large luggage and furniture. Their goods are manufactured, crafted and designed to the highest standards, from hide-to-hand in Britain. They work in partnership with a number of well-known brands such as Aston Martin. Due to their continued growth and success, my client are now looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their close-knit team.

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  • Data Cleanser Apprentice

    The client has over 30 years’ experience under their belt, giving you peace of mind that you are working with an established and trusted provider. With operations nationally, they have a strong local presence across the UK – including offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and Edinburgh.
    The client provides communication solutions and IT business services to businesses, big and small. Their services span the entire communications mix including mobile, fixed-line, internet and broadband, unified communications and IT managed services.

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  • Customer Service Apprentice

    The apprentice will be required to work with a high level of customer service and be flexible in their approach to their role. The company place great importance on meeting targets set by working as part of a team, comprising regular attendance, punctuality and professionalism.

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  • Quality Control Technician

    My client is a world leading fragrance house, who are home to some of the world’s leading perfumers. They focus all of their creativity, innovation and energy on creating fragrances for use in fine fragrance, personal care and household products which they sell to some of the biggest named brands worldwide. They translate their clients’ vision into the finest fragrances available.
    Due to their continued growth and success, my client are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a keen eye for detail to join their ever-growing team where they will start as a Quality Control Technician. The successful candidate will be responsible for analysing the quality of raw materials and fragrances batched against a specification.

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  • Trainee Commercial Estate Agent

    Established in 1985, my client is a practice of Chartered Surveyors which has grown to become market leaders by providing a comprehensive land and property consultancy across the East and South Midlands as well as specialist services throughout the UK. In over 30 years, they we have become trusted providers of expert advice and support to private, public and third sector clients who value our specialist knowledge, commitment to excellent customer service and complete integrity.

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  • Sales & Marketing Apprentice

    Set up in 1979, the client has grown over the past 4 decades to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of energy efficient and low maintenance windows & doors.

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  • Digital Services Apprentice

    My client is a large public organisation based in Northampton Town Centre.
    A position has become available for a hard-working and technical candidate to join the digital services team in an IT apprenticeship position.
    The main job purpose is to assist in the support and development of the online services, to reduce costs and improve customer service.

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  • Account Manager

    We provide intelligent B2B telemarketing, business development and market research support to suppliers of products and services to the construction, built environment and industrial markets.
    With more than 25 years' experience and proprietary market intelligence, we offer a targeted, proven way to increase our clients sales & and improve their market awareness.
    We have such strong relationships with our clients because we deliver results, not packages or services. We ensure we understand our clients challenges and goals, then we develop a targeted strategy that adds measurable value.

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  • Fleet and Compliance Assistant

    This well-established family logistics organisation is looking for a motivated and conscientious individual to join the team. It is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a continually expanding company with the potential to progress and develop.

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice

    My client established in 1987 is one of the most experienced and successful central heating companies across the Midlands. They specialise in all forms of central heating and work with companies such as Northampton Partnership Homes, Barwood Homes, other private jobs and the public sector.

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  • Business Administrator

    Formed in 1981 and based in the beautiful countryside of Pitsford, their continuous growth has come from gaining a reputation for high ethical standards. Their clients trust them to provide a wide range of services designed to support all their financial decisions, helping them to achieve their desired lifestyle. My client’s ability to connect with and support people together with their exceptional service is what sets them apart from other advice firms.

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  • Warehouse Operative

    My client are a leading manufacturer and supplier of aluminum, plastiol and trespa insulated panels, cladding panels, pressed metal, louvres and brackets supplying various industries throughout the UK. With more than 30 years’ experience, my client are continuing to grow and are now looking for two Warehouse Operatives to join their small but busy team.

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  • Apprentice Customer Advisor

    The apprentice will handle customer enquiries via incoming and outgoing telephone calls and book service visits whilst identifying and ordering spare parts and accessories. Ownership will be taken of customer enquiries and follow through to completion.

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  • Business Administration Apprentice

    My client are a leading manufacturer and supplier of aluminum, plastiol and trespa insulated panels, cladding panels, pressed metal, louvres and brackets supplying various industries throughout the UK. With more than 30 years’ experience, my client are continuing to grow and are now looking for two Warehouse Operatives to join their small but busy team.

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  • Assembly Operative

    Established in 1984, my client take pride in having over 30 years of experience in British Manufacturing. They design and manufacture their own brand of ‘Nitro Springs’ in Britain and the EU. Specialising in the automotive industry and others they design parts for the likes of Jaguar, Landrover etc.

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  • Accounts Manager

    Our client are the UK’s leading intermediary for B2B energy sales, and their staff and innovation have enabled them to successfully grow their business over the last 20 years. Business is booming and they are expanding at a rapid rate. Come and join them in their brand new offices and help shape their business as they enter into this exciting phase. This role will be working with the SME Sales Channel, the Account Manager will be managing a portfolio of brokers from a sales and quality perspective and supporting the Area Manager in achieving targets and KPI’s.

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  • Data Processor / Analyst Apprentice

    This local organisation are a well-established business that work in the automotive sector. They have rapidly expanded over the last decade and now employ close to 50 staff.
    The company continues to expand and explore new markets.
    Working for the division of the business specialising in online car part sales, the company are now looking for an analytical and hardworking candidate to assist with data-processing and analytics.

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  • Accounts Apprentice

    Established in 2009, my client are a regional investment and development specialist who primarily invest in residential houses, office buildings and warehouses. Their focus is to deliver strong returns to their investors. Currently, they have invested £490 million into UK real estate. Due to their continued growth and success, my client are looking for a confident and enthusiastic individual to join their close-knit team where they will work towards their AAT qualification.

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  • Office Administrator Apprentice

    My client are one of the leading independent lift companies in UK with manufacturing partnerships with leading European Manufacturers, Lifestyle Lifts Ltd T/A LS Lifts have a solution for all vertical transport requirements. My client are a family run business, they have 50 years’ experience installing and maintaining lifts in England and Wales.
    My client are looking for an office administrator to join their busy team. The candidate will need to have good telephone manner, confident customer service skills, attention to detail and excellent time keeping skills.

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  • Business Support Administrator

    My client are a US originating company specializing in the design and manufacturing of bicycles and accessories. Established in 1974 they now operate in over 90 countries, creating over 17 different types of bikes, from mountain bikes to electric bikes. My clients’ passion for innovation, quality and performance leads the industry with next-generation thinking and cutting edge technology. Due to their top of the range products, the company has grown by a staggering 70% in the past decade. My client are also passionate about their employees, and due to their continued growth and success an exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join their business administration team where they will provide support and assistance to a range of departments.

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  • Insurance Administration Assistant

    Established in 2002, my client are an insurance firm who specialise in the therapy sector, covering a wide range of sectors from acupressure to beauty therapy. Currently, they insure more than 20,000 therapists across the UK and Northern Ireland, offering them advice and support in the event of an incident. Due to their continued growth and success, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join their team.

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  • Sales Leasing Specialist Apprenticeship

    All vehicles are supplied from a national network of main dealers from the largest and most reputable dealer groups such as Inchcape, Vertu, Arnold Clark, Sytner & Lookers to name but a few. The company’s mission is to provide market-leading offers with outstanding customer service by innovation and care, to be the best leasing broker in the UK by giving customers a remarkable experience.

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  • Apprentice Website Developer

    Established in 1998, my client are a well-established website development and internet marketing company specialising in Website Design, Search Engine Optimisation and Digital Marketing. They work with a broad range of clients and have continued to grow over the past couple of years. Due to their continued success, my client are looking for an individual with a passion for both website development and coding to join their close-knit team.

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  • Business Administration Apprentice

    Established in 2004, my client are a laser manufacturing company that produce laser cutters for a broad range of clients, from schools and universities to plastic fabricators and car manufacturers. Their products range from CO2 laser cutting and engraving machines to fibre laser machines. Due to their continued growth and success, my client are looking for a hardworking and ambitious individual to join their close-knit team.

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  • Project Sales Coordinator

    My client are one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of furniture and design solutions to the Education and Public Sector market. Due to their continued growth and success, my client are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our growing business in the role of Project Sales Coordinator. As a Project Sales Coordinator, you will assist with the business growth in providing administration and sales support, as well as assisting the wider business functions. This is a really varied role and will suit someone who is good at multi-tasking.

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  • Recruitment Administrator

    My client formed in 2007 are an independent specialist Recruitment Company who offer a straight forward, genuinely consultative recruitment service to those seeking employment and organisations looking to recruit talented people. In addition, they recruit Finance, Fundraising, HR, ICT and Procurement Specialists.
    Due to company growth they are now recruiting for a Recruitment Administrator/ Resourcer to come and join their fun, lively and professional Northampton team.
    The ideal candidate will believe in all 5 company values which are; Respect, Trust, Honesty. Accountability and Support. You must be able to prioritise your workload, be a team-player, willing to go the extra mile and able to get on with a young vibrant team.

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  • Project Administration Apprentice

    Established in 2003, my client are a specialist lift consultants, working with a broad range of clients from hospitals to hotels. They offer a complete consultancy service from planning to implementation, working alongside the clients at all stages. They also assist with post project maintenance.

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  • Customer Service Trainee

    Established in 1982, this well-known company provides delivery solutions and has become one of the leading brands in the country.
    Over the years they have experienced rapid growth and are now looking for a Customer Service Apprentice to join their team.

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  • Operations Support Trainee

    Established in 1982, this well-known company provides delivery solutions and has become one of the leading brands in the country.
    Over the years they have experienced rapid growth and are now looking for an Operations Support Apprentice to help within the team.

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  • Trainee Data Processor Apprentice

    Our client is a family run business who are a direct mailing house service partnered with TNT, Royalmail, Securedmail and many other organisations. They provide services such as envelope enclosing, hand work, laser and digital printing, poly wrapping and transport services.

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