This Apprenticeship is about playing an important support role within a business or organisation.
Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly – 97% of employers say that effective administration is essential to their business, so they do a crucial job.
The term ‘administration’ covers roles that involve organising people and resources, including, executive assistants, secretaries, administration assistants, data entry clerks and office juniors. Without them, information would be hard to find, meetings would be missed and businesses would be less productive.
As a business and administration apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer. It’s likely that you’ll be working with a team or member of staff to handle various tasks. You may be typing up board meeting documents, putting financial information together in spreadsheets, sending the daily post, or faxing and photocopying confidential documents. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.
One of the great things about business and administration is that you can work almost anywhere. With your transferable skills, you could be working in a record company or a charity. Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move into management once you have more experience.
EXAMPLE JOB ROLES
- Administration Officer / Executive
- Administration Team Leader / Office Supervisor
- Personal Assistant
- Legal Secretary
- Medical Secretary
The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business and Administration consists of the following:
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration (QCF)
- Level 2 Functional Skills in Application of Number
- Level 2 Functional Skills in Communication
- Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT
You may be exempt from some of the above depending on previous qualifications.
As an Apprenticeship is work based learning you will spend the majority of your time with the employer. You will have contact with your assessor whilst at work and they will come to see you in the work place every 4-8 weeks to do reviews. You will also attend half day training sessions at the Training Centre where you will work on your knowledge based qualifications.
Business and administration roles are perfect for anyone who is organised and has a keen eye for detail. No formal qualifications are required but you must have the ability to complete the QCF (NVQ) and Functional Skills (if applicable).