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Business Sales Administrator

  • Apprenticeship
  • Yorkshire
  • Leeds

Website IC Blue

Technology Procurement

Apprenticeship Qualification:    Business Admin Level 3

How long does it take?                         16 months plus up to 3 months for End Point Assessment                                               

Who with?                                                            IC BLUE LIMITED – https://www.icblue.com/

Where?                       Neptune House, Neptune Street, Leeds, LS9

Working Hours:                                       Monday – Friday 8.30am -5pm  (however this is subject to change depending                                                           on which account manager you will be supporting)

Weekly Hours:                                         37.5 hours p/w

Hourly Rate:                              £5p/h (dependent on age and experience, will be reviewed after 3 months)

Reporting to:                                            Company Director          

About the Employer:     

IC Blue was formed in 2003 to address a distinct gap in the technology market. With the increased polarisation of franchised distribution the global procurement landscape has changed. IC Blue can offer all the services that you would expect from a franchise distributor retaining the flexibility and comprehensive service levels demanded by modern manufacturing. IC Blue sits in the middle ground between direct manufacturer supply and mainline distribution offering accountable procurement services tailored to an individual’s specific need. Our global footprint combined with resilient purchasing agreements allows our customers to have the confidence in the complete solution we offer.                   

IC Blue’s Products include:

  • ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) – connects teams and projects, and improve application development processes with a single, unified solution for requirements, coding, testing, and release
  • PCB (Printed Circuit Board) DESIGN SYSTEMS – Industry leading, scalable, high productivity, cost effective design solution
  • ELECTRICAL HARNESS DESIGN – Unrivalled leading edge solutions for electrical wiring and harness design. Class leading solutions used the world over
  • MECHANICAL ANALYSIS – FloTHERM® and FloEFD® – Leading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools, with simulation and analysis
  • MCAD (Mechanical computer-aided design) Design tools: Siemens NX and Siemens Solid Edge

Working for IC Blue:

IC Blue LTD is an active member of the UK Government Apprenticeship Scheme giving young people an opportunity to develop life skills and career options as well as fully contribute to IC Blue’s growth and development. Two of IC Blue’s regular full time employees are successful graduates from the Apprenticeship program!

About the Role:

Right now, IC Blue are looking for a full time apprentices, to work in a Sales Support role.

Working in a busy office environment, you’ll be supporting the account managers with their day-to-day admin duties. You will become a valuable member of team and could have the opportunity to grow within your role from a sales administrator to a junior account manager.

Day to Day, you’ll be supporting Account Managers, dealing with the below:

  • Communicating via phone and email
  • Dealing with inbound calls
  • Accounting managing
  • General admin task – scanning, photo copying
  • Creating quotes
  • Invoicing
  • Generating orders
  • Complaint handling
  • Gaining confirmation of orders from customers/clients

Candidate Essential Skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Good time keeping
  • Able to achieve deadlines
  • To have competent computer skills including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Programmes (e.g. Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • To have the ability to multi-task, organise and prioritise
  • Desirable – able to speak a fluent 2nd language – Italian, Polish, Spanish

You’ll need to have/be:

  • Hard working
  • Good time management
  • Punctual
  • Willing to undertaking further training where necessary


  • GCSE – English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above)

 And the Long-Term Opportunities?

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.


  • 28 days holiday plus 3 additional days at Christmas
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