gdb is Recruiting!

Published: 15 May 2019

We’re recruiting for a Business Administration Apprentice

This is an exciting time to join the area’s leading independent Business Membership Association with significant developments taking place across the Gatwick Diamond. The main purpose of this role is to provide administration support to the Membership and Events programme and ensure the smooth running of the office.

Who are we?

We are a membership organisation bringing together over 400 businesses across the Gatwick Diamond economic area - West Sussex, east Surrey and adjoining areas.  We are owned and run by our members for our members, who we support through regular networking events, promotional opportunities and other activities.  We also lobby on behalf of our members providing a united voice on issues that matter to them.


Who are we looking for?

You will be an enthusiastic team-worker with strong communication and organisational skills.  You will be committed to customer service and getting things right.  Whilst having an eye for detail and aptitude for careful planning, you will also bring imagination and the ability to enthuse others, providing support to the Membership and Events programme and ensure the smooth running of the office.


Your responsibilities

As well as general administrative tasks, your responsibilities will include: maintaining our membership database; communicating with our existing and prospective members; preparing for networking events and other activities; helping to bring together our promotional material and membership magazine; and updating our website and social media communications.


What qualifications and experience will you need?

You will have been successful at GCSE/A Levels or above and have strong communication skills including a good telephone manner.  You will be a competent IT user ideally with experience of using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint.  Above all, you will be enthusiastic, hardworking and a strong team player.


Terms of Employment

This will be an 18-month Level 3 Apprenticeship position with training provided on the job and by a support trainer.  You will work standard office hours, mostly office-based in Crawley, but will also attend some of our events.  The post has 20 days holiday along with 8 Bank Holidays per full calendar year.  There will be a review after 3 months and at 12 months


To apply, please send your CV to 






About us

Our mission is to help you achieve your ambitions by being part of our business community - connecting, supporting, promoting, informing and boosting you and your business. That also means supporting local business growth & providing a united voice in the Gatwick Diamond.
We aim for excellence by being proactive, committed, personal, open and engaging.

Get in touch

Tel: 01293 440088

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