Apprenticeship Receptionist & Office Admin – Box Architects (LS11 5DL)

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We are looking for a receptionist/administrator to start as soon as possible on a 1-year placement in a fulltime role, office based.


The Receptionist & Office Administrator at Box Architects plays an important part in creating the first impression to a client or potential customer & help support the PA to Directors.

The role is to carry out the day-to-day administration duties for the business and support the PA to Directors which include, but are not limited to the tasks listed below:

  • Answering the phone and screening calls
  • Front of house reception
  • Greeting clients and customers
  • Setting up meeting rooms
  • Making teas/coffees for clients
  • Ordering of office stationery
  • Booking travel and accommodation & car hire
  • Photocopying, Scanning and printing documents
  • Laminating and binding
  • Filing
  • General typing of letters and emails
  • Database work § Arranging meetings / ordering lunches
  •  Liaising with suppliers – cleaners etc.
  • Ordering of staff office supplies – milk, tea coffee etc.
  • Looking after printers, cartridges, water cooler etc.
  • Helping organise events, such as liaising with venues and sending invitations out
  • Any other admin tasks that arise
  • Supporting the PA to directors

About the Employer

Box Architects is a leading multi-disciplinary architectural practice. Operating from prestigious offices in the heart of London and Leeds City Centre.

Our company ethos is to deliver a quality, client focused, responsive and proactive service provided in a helpful, friendly and enthusiastic manner by an experienced & highly skilled team. We are rightly proud of our uniquely high percentage of repeat business. Our approach is to strive for design excellence balanced with an understanding of commercial constraints, practicality and deliverability. We take time to understand our clients’ needs and requirements through an enquiring mentality set against a flexibility of approach. We recognise that each project, irrespective of size, represents an investment in time and capital expenditure by our clients and everyone involved in the project; we take this responsibility seriously and treat each project with respect. Working across numerous industry sectors for both private and public-sector clients, ranging from large multi-national blue-chip companies to individual developers, our directors and senior staff can call upon over 70 years of experience in delivering bespoke quality architectural solutions.

Things to Consider

Leeds LS11 5DL: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Training to be Delivered

Units of study

  • Understanding the organisation
  • Meeting regulations and legislation
  • Systems and resources
  • Product and service knowledge
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal organisation
  • Dealing with customer conflict and challenge
  • Developing self
  • Being open to feedback
  • Team working

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 1 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in ICT + Employment Rights and Responsibilities + Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location

Holbeck, Leeds

Apprenticeship Level

Level 2

Employer Name

Box Architects

Employer Address

1 Foundry Square
LS11 5DL

Working Week

Monday – Thursday (8:30am – 5:30pm)

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£280.00 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or AS levels (or equivalent) would be an advantage. Acceptance is subject to an employer interview.

Desired Skills

A basic knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel is required

Personal Qualities

Successful candidates will have a positive can-do attitude with a strong willing to learn. Our offices are fast paced, whether this be a deadline, event or a client coming in. The successful candidate would have to be able to work under those conditions and not allow it to affect their ability to work.

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