Business Administrators are invaluable to the business, as they are the foundation for ensuring the maintenance and flow of business systems and communications, which enable an organisation to be responsive, informed and successful. Apprentice Administrators will get involved in the day to day functions of an office, working as part of a team or individually depending on your employer. It is a varied and interesting career and can range from large multi-million pound organisations to small enterprises!
You will be given underpinning knowledge and training to develop the skills, which will allow you to ensure that you are organised and that tasks are completed within deadlines set, meeting targets on time.
You will be required to attend Webs for 2 ‘Off the Job’ training days per month. These are usually on the same day of the week on alternate weeks, however, if there are staffing issues or high volume workloads, on occasion this can be re-arranged to help the employer, but the missed hours need to be ‘banked’ to catch up later as the modules of the qualification do run on set guided learning hours. You will be given your dates each quarter for a 3 month period to give your company the opportunity to plan around your absence.
You will get a Level 2 Framework in Business Administration, if this is your first role in administration, or you are a school leaver with no administrative experience.
Plus improving Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT. You will have to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in the above and be working towards level 2 if you do not possess them already or hold GCSE’s to that level.
You can progress from the level 2 to a level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration or diversify into a different occupational area such as Customer Service at Level 2.
Plus Level 3 Apprenticeships also ask for functional skills to be achieved in English, Maths and ICT at Level 2.
There are several ways to apply:
To be awarded an Apprenticeship Standard in Business & Administration, candidates must demonstrate that they are able to perform the job or an appropriate task competently.
Other Topics covered
These include principles of business document production and information management, managing personal performance and development, preparing text from notes using touch typing, maintaining and issuing stationery and supplies, administering the recruitment and selection process and contributing to the development and implementation of an information system.
This qualification is assessed by: