Business Administration and Sales Apprenticeship – Harrogate


EasySwitch Energy Ltd
Learning Provider:
FW Solutions Ltd

Vacancy Description

This is an exciting apprenticeship, learning skills in various areas of the Administration and Sales team. You will learn all aspects of the fast-paced energy sector whilst working towards the Business Administrator apprenticeship standard at EasySwitch’s new premises in Windsor House.

Vacancy Title:
Business Administration and Sales Apprenticeship
EasySwitch Energy Ltd
Employer Description:

We are a trusted energy brokerage located in Harrogate, serving businesses locally and across the UK. At EasySwitch Energy our aim is simple: to help our clients save time and money on their business energy management & procurement. The cost of utilities such as electricity, gas and water are key overheads for businesses, but managing all the different suppliers, contracts and tariffs can be very time consuming and difficult.


Vacancy Location:

Windsor House,

Cornwall Road,



Working Week:
Mon-Fri - 37.5 hours per week. Some weekend work (Saturday) may be required but you will be given advance warning.
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Training to be provided:

From the basics of working in an office environment to unique high-level sales techniques, what we offer in terms of training will become the lynch pin of your future earnings.


Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator (TLC) and will have access to our on- line study area where you will find all your study materials. Your TLC will provide you with personal tutorial support and on-programme assessment at pre-arranged times.


End point assessment by an independent assessment organisation and comprises of three activities – knowledge test, portfolio-based interview and a project presentation.


You will be working towards the Level 3 Business Administrator Standard (Knowledge and Understanding, Skills and Behaviours).


Functional Skills are at level 2 in maths and English, where applicable.

Learning Provider:
FW Solutions Ltd
Skills required:
  • The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of ICT.
  • You will need good communication skills, verbal & written and interpersonal skills.

You must have the ability to prioritise your workload and work to agreed timescales and targets.

Qualifications required:

English and maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) would be an advantage.

Personal qualities:

We operate a fast-paced small business with passionate value driven people as the driving force. If you really want to learn while you earn and set yourself up for an exciting career in sales, show us you mean it. Stand out from the crowd, stand up and let us know it’s your turn. You will have excellent communication, listening and networking skills and a hunger to earn money and learn your craft. You will be self-motivated and tenacious.

Some weekend work (Saturday) may be required but you will be given advance warning.
From 1st April 2019, The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Do not contact the employer direct or this may result in your application not being considered.

Future Prospects:
EasySwitch are a forward thinking, values driven Energy Broker who takes care of their clients and genuinely value their staff.  Do you want a career in sales but have no experience? Or do you have a little experience but are struggling to get to the next level in your career? We want passionate apprentices who want to succeed, people who want to learn. In return, we will offer you a great benefits package and the chance to have a high-flying career in the energy sector, including time to visit the Head Offices of our key UK suppliers.


Advanced apprentices supported by FW Solutions Ltd, will have the opportunity to progress to a Higher-Level Apprenticeship in Business Administration or Sales Management.


Reality check:

Some weekend work (Saturday) may be required but you will be given advance warning.