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What’s involved in a Business Admin Apprenticeship?

It’s a difficult decision to choose the right apprenticeship for you. There are hundreds of apprenticeships to choose from in a range of different areas, from hospitality and health care to social care and IT. Making sure you pick the right type can be a tough task as it will start you on the first journey of your career, which could potentially shape your future.

One of the most popular apprenticeships is Business Administration. It’s relevant to hundreds of job roles so it’s a great foundation for getting into any industry. During this type of apprenticeship you’ll develop skills that are valuable to employers in any sector.

Tasks you’ll be involved in…

Tasks you’ll undertake as a Business Admin Apprentice will vary depending on the sector in which you’re employed and the role you’ve be hired for. For example, you may be employed as an Administrator, Office Junior or Receptionist. Before applying for a vacancy, its best to check out the job description and find out what is expected of you.

Here’s a list of common tasks you’ll find on a Business Admin Apprentice job description:

  • managing incoming calls, dealing with enquiries and taking messages
  • producing business documents
  • contributing to the organisation of company events
  • developing and delivering presentations
  • various clerical duties such as photocopying, filing, sorting post
  • providing reception services
  • using and maintaining office equipment
  • providing administrative support for meetings such as note taking
  • data inputting using IT systems
  • managing projects

Day to day tasks will vary and be up to the employer's discretion depending on their business' needs. Whatever you do, you’ll gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your job and future career.

Skills you’ll learn…

Around 4.5 million people help to keep businesses running in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, so choosing a Business Admin Apprenticeship will be nothing but a benefit to your career.

Here’s a list of highly valuable, transferable office and administration skills that you’ll develop, and will look great on your CV:

  • customer-handling skills
  • technology skills
  • communication skills (oral and written)
  • organisational skills
  • team working skills
  • interpersonal skills
  • time management skills
  • problem solving skills
  • planning skills

The list of skills you’ll learn is endless! You’ll also pick up sector specific skills that will be invaluable to the organisation you work for. 

What happens after my apprenticeship?

Once you’ve complete your Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship you may progress to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration. This advanced qualification will further develop your skills and enable you to gain technical and wider sector related knowledge.

You may also undertake other Level 3 advanced apprenticeships such as customer service or management.

With additional training and support from employers, intermediate apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles including administration executive, administration team leader, office supervisor, personal assistant, secretary or a wide range of other business administration roles.

Whatever you choose to do after your apprentice, you’ll be sure to put your new skills into good use!

What’s next?

If you’re interested in a Business Administration Apprenticeship, check out our current Apprenticeship Vacancies.

If you see one you’re interested in, check out the job description and give us a call on 0191 587 4570 or email info@profoundservices.com. We’ll get in touch and provide you with more information. 



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