Becoming a Business Administration Apprentice

Business Administrators manage operational tasks within the office, making sure everything runs smoothly – 97% of employers say that effective administration is essential to their business, so they do a crucial job. They perform a variety of key functions.


Looking for a career in business administration?

Hear what our business administration apprentices have to say

I chose to do an apprenticeship rather than going to University and I have learned so many skills in such a short period of time.

Jay Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice

Career Opportunities

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


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All of our apprenticeship opportunities are advertised on the GOV.UK – Find an apprenticeship website.

Apprenticeship Entry Requirements and Outcomes

Level 2 Intermediate

Level 2 apprenticeships are for positions in organisations where a smaller number of engineering tasks are being completed and a smaller set of engineering skills and techniques are being used. These are generally best suited to school leavers who wish to enter the workplace aged 16 or 17.


To be eligible for this apprenticeship you will need grade C/4 in both Maths and English and ideally a grade C/4 in ICT, although if you haven’t achieved this you may be able to study ICT Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will normally be delivered by both the employer and at college one day per week (block release). You will learn a mixture of generic skills that will be transferable between any business administration role and skills that are specific to the role within your employer.


The apprenticeship would traditionally be completed within 12 months of your start date. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will have completed a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship Framework and will also have gained a Pearson Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration

Level 3 Advanced

Level 3 apprenticeships are for roles within organisations where the employee is expected to progress more rapidly and take on a greater degree of responsibility and are generally best (but not exclusively) suited to slightly older learners, who have typically done A levels or some other form of post 16 studies. However, they can 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. In order to be eligible for this particular apprenticeship, all applicants will need grade C/4 in both Maths and English.


As you progress through the apprenticeship, you will learn a mixture of generic skills that will be transferable between most business administration roles, skills that are specific to the role within your employer and you will also take the lead on a project to improve the area of the business in which you work.


Traditionally, the apprenticeship will be completed within 18 months and upon completion, you will have left with an Advanced Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard.


While progressing your apprenticeship you will have the full support of one of our dedicated Training Officers, who are experienced in the specialist area of each individual apprentice. The Training Officer will visit you on a regular basis in your workplace to assess competency and to ensure any problems or issues are resolved quickly and effectively.


All of our Training Officers are experienced within their specialist area giving a level of support and guidance to learners that is unrivalled.

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