Business and office administration apprentices provide valuable support roles within organisations. As an apprentice in this sector, you can expect to learn a variety of skills relating to the day-to-day running of a business, which will be invaluable to any organisation.
With so many possibilities within this sector, an apprentice can dream big when it comes to furthering their career. An apprenticeship means you’ll see how a successful business is run from the ground up. This solid foundation could take you as far as senior management if you choose to go that way, or give you the knowledge to eventually start your own business.
Apprenticeships in business and office administration are available at intermediate level, for example secretarial and office support roles, through to degree level apprenticeships, including office management and team leader.
As an apprentice, you’ll learn on the job and benefit from the experience of those you work with, making this a great way to get a head-start on the career ladder. Apprenticeships in business and office administration may involve office organisation tasks and liaising with clients, customers and colleagues.
There are business and office administration opportunities in every type of industry making this an incredibly varied career choice. Well known organisations offering these apprenticeships include the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), NHS, Compass Group and Transport for London. National and local Government also have many apprenticeships in this sector.
If you like interacting with others, work well in a team, have great organisation and time management skills and love problem-solving, you may suit an apprenticeship in business administration.
Caitlin Wild – Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, Acorn Analytical Services | CMS Vocational Training Ltd
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- The skills you learn will be useful in every business.
- It’s a good entry point into a professional setting where you’ll gain a wide range of experience.
- There are lots of paths you could take, like customer services, procurement or HR.
- Roles are desk-based, so aren’t always suitable if you like to be on the move.
- It can be difficult to balance working and studying, so you’ll need good time management skills.
- It’s a popular industry to undertake an apprenticeship in, so it can be competitive.
Apprentices in this industry help organisations to run smoothly and thrive, that’s vital not only for the businesses themselves but also for the wider economy. As an apprentice, you’ll be gaining a valuable qualification alongside your highly transferable career skills.
You can never go wrong learning fundamental business and administration skills.
Michael Alford, Apprentice at Bristol City Council
As an apprentice you’ll be learning in a real-world environment, as well as in a classroom. Your employer will provide on the job training and support to help you learn the tasks involved in your role and you’ll become a valuable member of their organisation.
Being supported with on-the-job learning will encourage you to thrive in a working environment as well as grow in confidence. You’ll develop interpersonal skills and gain a broader understanding of the more practical elements of your role.
We want to progress people up and through our organisation and have a 98% retention of staff rate.
Helena Baxter, Employer at Walsall Council