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Business Administrator

Business Administrator
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Business Administrator


Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.

The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.


To anyone who works or wanting to work in a role being a business administrator. You can be a current staff member wanting to enhance your skills by gaining an accredited business administrator qualification through completion of this apprenticeship. You can also be an individual who would like to work as a business administrator and willing to enrol onto one of our apprenticeship programmes.


If you’re currently looking to recruit staff members, we can help! We will take away the stress of advertising for a position and the timely task of finding the candidate that is a perfect match for your business. We will advertise through our network of recruitment tools and find you the perfect matched candidate – for FREE! Your candidate will then go onto enrol onto one of our accredited apprenticeship programmes and learn & earn at the same time. For more information on this, please either submit your interest here or call 01132 866453 and speak to one of our apprentice placement officers.


1)Industry Recognised Apprenticeship Standard.

2)Functional Skills in Maths and English.

3)Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing.


The Business Administrator Apprenticeship lasts 15 months in total. There is further detail about what is taught throughout this duration on pages 4 & 5. Below is a delivery timeline of how the Business Administrator apprenticeship will be delivered:


There are additional benefits for employers who invest in training young people who are between 16 and 18:

An employer who recruits or up skills a staff member is eligible to a £1000 incentive with £500 payable after 6 months and at achievement. The staff member would need to be between 16-18 years of age.

If you have less than 50 employees there is no requirement to contribute 5% for 16 to 18 year olds only. (still applies to 19+)

If the person is 19 or over a 5% contribution would be required which is £200. The £200 can be paid over 10 monthly payments if desired. This would be at a cost of £20 a month for 10 months.

However, if the organisation has a national wage bill of over £3 million, then you would be a levy paying customer and training would be 100% funded. More information regarding Levy can be found here.


Click here to download the Business Administrator prospectus!

BA Apprenticeship Prospectus


If you’re an employer or apprentice candidate and you want more information, contact our head office on 01132 866453 and select extension 1 in order to speak to a member of our Career Development Team. Alternatively, fill out our contact form here.

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