Office Administrator Apprentice


Solana Seeds UK, are opening a new position for an Agricultural Office Administrator Apprentice. This is a rare opportunity for someone to join a small friendly team in the rapidly expanding potato seed industry. Learning all aspects of their business administration, you will become an integral part of their team, with potential to progress across the company. With their Head Office in Germany, Solana are part of a global industry.

Reporting to the Head Administrator, your main duties will include:

  • Answering the telephones

  • Arranging and co-coordinating the diary for the Managing Director

  • Booking flights, hotels, conferences etc

  • Manual and digital filing

  • Invoicing

  • Stock control

  • There will be other duties form time to time as this is a seasonal business

  • Occasionally there may be some travel and possible overnight stays

You will need to be:

  • Flexible

  • Eager to learn

  • Friendly

  • Happy to work as a team

  • Proficient in all Microsoft IT packages

  • Detail orientated

  • Able to drive, as Solana is situated in a beautiful rural setting

It would be desirable, but not essential:

  • To have some experience of Sage accounting systems

  • To speak another language (such as, but not limited to, German, Spanish or French)

Hours of Work:

30 hours per week

9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday with 1/2 hour for lunch

Plus any extra time required during busy/seasonal periods


£7.50-£8.00 per hour

20 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays

There is also a Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship attached to this position, which should be completed within 12-15 months.


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Job Type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £7.50 to £8.00 /hour