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 College Apprenticeships Training 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.
* Please note priority is given to applicants under 19 years of age. Due to funding arrangements, places maybe limited for 19-24 year olds.
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:
- Communication in a Business Environment
- Understand Employer Organisations
- Principles of Providing Administrative Services
- Principles of Business Document Production and Information Management
- Manage Personal Performance and Development
- Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues
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
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.