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What is a Business Administration Apprenticeship?

What is a Business Administration Apprenticeship?


The number of benefits of a Business Administration apprenticeship is vast. It can be a perfect option for any school leaver interested in getting into the world business. Below are our top five benefits of why we think you should choose a business administration apprenticeship.

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What is Business Administration?

Before we get into the benefits of a Business Administration apprenticeship, what exactly is Business Administration? Business Administration is the process or activity of handling day to day tasks in a business to ensure that it is run smoothly. General duties could include planning, controlling, organising, staffing and directing the operations of the business. As well as the efficient organisation of people and other resources. An apprenticeship for business has various duties involved.

Examples of duties could include:

  • Providing office support for both employee and customer relations
  • Maintain organised files and records of business activity
  • Researching company data and archived reports
  • Giving feedback on office efficiency and suggesting possible improvements

What skills do you need?

Business Administration is a great opportunity if you are looking to get into the world of business. Your apprenticeship can give you the desirable advantage to employers based on the fact you will have more hands-on experience in an office environment compared to other people of a similar age. However, if you really want to succeed in your Business Administration apprenticeship you will need to have some of the following qualities:

  • Organisation
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving
  • Multi-tasking

5 benefits of a Business apprenticeships

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. The need for individuals with experience in a business environment is incredibly important to employers. Those who gain a qualification in Business Administration are in high demand! 

Fun fact: Did you know that 83% of employers rely on apprenticeship programmes to provide skilled workers for the future?

Here are our top five reasons why a Business Administration apprenticeship will benefit you:

1. Develop a broad knowledge base

One of the great advantages of a Business Administration apprenticeship is that you can work almost anywhere thanks to the vast number of skills you will learn. For example, you may want to pursue further studies to become a purchasing professional, customer service or a Human Resources specialist. Regardless of your career path, the different types of knowledge and training you will receive during a business administration apprenticeship can help to propel your future career.

2. Allows you to develop “soft skills”

A Business Administration apprenticeship means you will be gaining a work-based qualification. Joining the office environment from a young age will allow you to develop the desirable skills (soft skills) employers will be looking for in your future career. Typical soft skills include communication, critical thinking, leadership, conflict management and decision making.

3. Enjoy a variety of career paths 

Thanks to the wide-ranging skills and attributes you will develop during your apprenticeship, you get to choose between an amazing selection of career paths. Careers in business functions such as Human Resources, Marketing and Finance make a Business Administration apprenticeship a great first step for you. In addition, changing career later on in life may not necessarily mean having to take further courses. Because of your apprenticeship, it will be much easier to transition from one career to another.

4. Confidence boost

As a Business Administration apprentice, you will be in a busy office environment where you will more than likely be taking part in meetings, dealing with visitors or customers and working alongside various types of colleagues within the organisation. This will allow you to naturally become more confident and also develop strong people skills.

5. Encourages you to become an entrepreneur 

Working in a business environment from a young age will help you to gain much more than just a qualification. You will develop a number of different soft skills, business knowledge and confidence. All of which are essential if you dream of becoming the next Richard Branson. In addition, it will also help you to stand out from the crowd in future interviews. If you are serious about developing a strong career in business then a Business Administration apprenticeship could be the perfect choice for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the entry requirements for a Business Administration apprenticeship? 

To be eligible for a Level 2 (intermediate) apprenticeship you will need grade C/4 in both Maths and English and ideally a grade C/4 in ICT.

To be eligible for a Level 3 (advanced) apprenticeship you will have typically done A levels or some other form of post 16 studies. All applicants will need grade C/4 in both Maths and English. This apprenticeship can also be suitable for 16-17-year-old learners who have the level of maturity to cope with the additional responsibility required within the working environment. 

2. How long is a Business Administration apprenticeship?

This is dependent on what level you take. Level 2 (intermediate) apprenticeships are typically completed within 12 months of your start date. Level 3 (advanced) apprenticeships are usually completed within 18 months of your start date.

3. What can Business Administration lead to?

If you are interested in a career in any of the following business functions then a Business Administration apprenticeship is the ideal first step for you:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance and Accounts
  • Secretarial
  • Procurement
  • Office Administration
  • Sales
  • Customer Services

4. How much can I earn once I complete a Business Administration apprenticeship?

With a Business Administration apprenticeship, you can work in Human Resources, finance, marketing, customer services, procurement, marketing or train as a business support officer, office manager or business development executive. It is quite achievable to earn upwards of £30,000+ a year. It is all down to how driven and ambitious you are as an individual! Want to become an entrepreneur after your apprenticeship? The sky is the limit for your salary.

5. Do you get paid to do an apprenticeship?

You’re legally entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The current rate for an apprentice is £3.90 an hour. Which means you will be earning while receiving hands-on experience that you wouldn’t be getting if you were to choose further education after leaving school. You will also get at least 20 days paid holiday per year plus bank holidays.

Want to know more about what it is like to be an apprentice? Check out the UK governments guide to apprenticeships.

Start your apprenticeship with Tyne North Training… 

Are you interested in a Business Administration apprenticeship? Start your career with Tyne North Training today. We accept applications for a Business Administration apprenticeship throughout the year, simply head on over to our website to take a look at our programme guide and if you wish to discuss your enquiry with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0191 262 6860 or email us at