Operations Apprentice

Type: Apprentice
Region: South West

Employer description: 5Values is a fast growth Talent Solutions Consultancy working throughout the UK, Europe and North America solely in the IoT and Video Technology space. The company is part of a wider group encompassing 5V Tech, 5V Video and 5V Media.

Over the last two years, we’ve significantly increased our turnover, doubled our head count and, are firmly established within the IoT and Video sectors.

Privately owned, we are agile business, can move quickly and have built an excellent reputation with our client base. We pride ourselves on company values which are at the forefront of everything we do.

We work with Start Up/Scale Up companies through to world renowned companies such as BSkyB, NBC Universal, Qorvo, Lotus and Sennheiser. We are relied upon to get the job done with a real deep knowledge in our fields!

We are experts at what we do.


We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. 

If you are organised, process driven, friendly with strong attention to detail and can-do attitude, this role is for you! You will be dealing with compliance, contracts, finance, payable accounts, billing, compliance, office management, a bit of HR and you will also be dealing with supporting the logistics around the technologies we use at the office (phone systems, office equipment etc).

This role Is very varied and no two days are the same!

Main role / Responsibilities [will include but not be limited to]

  • Vendor and Supplier Agreements: Negotiating agreements with third-party vendors and suppliers to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Staying up to date with labour laws, regulations, and industry standards in the UK, Europe, USA, and Globally depending on where we make placements to ensure the company’s operations are compliant.
  • 3rd Parties suppliers: Maintaining a relationship with all 3rd parties’ suppliers, ensuring that we are engaging with the correct companies when required to support all onboarding and payroll solutions.
  • Finance – Monthly Payment Run: Generation contractor Self-bills. Checking that all relevant tax has been applied, raising any expenses again checking that the relevant tax is applied and that they are in line with clients’ policies. Sharing with the contractor, 3rd parties, and Finance for payments. Procurement: Keeping a library of all new vendors, terms, cancellation and notice periods and ensuring that we are getting ROI 
  • Audit and Documentation: Maintaining accurate records, documentation, and reports to demonstrate compliance efforts and facilitate audits. Timesheets: Ensure that all clients and contractors submit and approve timesheets every week, to enable Finance to bill weekly.
  • Internal Business Partnering: Providing weekly reports to the business on compliance, utilisation, other books, finisher, and terms updates. 
  • Candidate Screening: Overseeing background checks and screening processes to ensure candidates meet legal requirements and client expectations.

What we are looking for:

Desirable skills:

  • We want a happy person with a can-do attitude 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • You need to enjoy problem solving
  • Positive and motivating and offers help to colleagues 

Personal qualities:

  • Enjoy interacting with people, phone contact and working in a lively environment – you will have to call contractors 
  • Resilience 
  • Great attention to detail and a process-oriented mindset 
  • Self-driven and able to work independently with a high level of accountability 

Entry requirements:

  • 3 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)
  • Prospective apprentices must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship is in a similar subject

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

For more information, please visit the UK ENIC website.

Company benefits:

  • £100 per placement. Payable when the person completes their probation.
  • Gym onsite In a few months
  • 1 day of HFM after probation, 2 days after a year
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Access to youlife
  • Tech scheme
  • Cycle to work schedule
  • Health shield
  • 1000 a year spend on courses of training
  • Free breakfast once a month

Future prospects:We understand that a career in talent solutions can – at times – be challenging. That’s why we’re striving to provide an environment where our team can thrive, continually improve, enjoy their work and, ultimately be the best they can be!

We invest in training and development, work with our employees to provide tailored personal development plans and, provide access to an annual professional development fund of £1000 per employee. We promote based on attitude and behaviour first rather than just numbers (though of course, they are important!).

We pride ourselves on having the best tools for the job. Everyone is set up to succeed with the cutting-edge technology and services available you would expect from a tech company like ours!

We have a real team spirit, and are of course a social bunch, with events occurring monthly and a variety of team-building initiatives each quarter, we care about our employees and understand that life isn’t just about work.

Important information: 

Our apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain new skills, earn while you learn, and launch yourself into an exciting future. With over 30,000 successful apprenticeship graduates, we’re a top 50 training provider, dedicated to helping you succeed. 

Apply now!

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