Business & Administration - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Various start dates available.
Every business will need a workforce infrastructure of administrators and support staff to carry out the day to day tasks that keep the business running. Administrators are crucial to the effective running of any organisation.
Apprenticeships are ideal if you are looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college just one day a week.
An Apprenticeship in Business and Administration will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of routine business related activities. You will be working in an office environment where your duties could encompass many areas of office work such as post and written communications, telephone communications, customer enquiries, computer systems, paper filing systems, photocopying etc. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.
To gain the full Apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
- NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Business & Administration
- Functional Skills in Mathematics Level 1
- Functional Skills in English Level 1
- Functional Skills in ICT Level 1
- Knowledge based qualification:Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration
- Completion of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
The NVQ qualification is work-related and will relate specifically to your job role.
You will need to have a minimum of Mathematics GCSE grade D or above and English GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) and you will need to demonstrate an interest in Business and Administration. All applicants for Apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview.
You will be continually assessed throughout your training. Most of the assessment will take place in the workplace, plus you will take some external tests/examinations for functional skills (if required) and the technical certificate. Your progress will be reviewed regularly and achievable targets set to ensure you complete your Apprenticeship on time.
On successful completion of this Apprenticeship you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration (Level 3). You could also progress in your chosen career at supervisory/management level.
Apprenticeships are a great option for school leavers who want to get straight onto the career ladder. An apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSE's. Any need to support your learning will be taken into account. All applicants for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you attend an interview for example; another person to come with you, text in a different font? All applications will be processed in accordance with college equality and diversity policies.
Where possible staff from the College will find you an employer and a place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer). Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon work placements being available.
Expect to earn at least £95.00 per week. You may also get help with travel costs but this will depend on your employment status and the terms and conditions of your Apprenticeship. This will be explained to you prior to commencing with an employer.
Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and to learn.
Units studied will include:
Mandatory units include:
Manage own performance in a business environment.
Improve own performance in a business environment.
Work in a business environment.
Communicate in a business environment.
Together with optional units to be chosen at a later date.
The skills and qualities needed to succeed as a Business and Administration apprentice include:
- An interest in Business
- Willing to learn
- Reliability and flexibility
- The ability to work in a team as well as on your own as well as being self-motivated
- Good organisation, communication and computer skills
- Being able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
While your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the relevant industry skills and qualities and are willing to work and learn.