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Business and administration apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the business and administration sector.

This apprenticeship trains you to play an important support role within a business or organisation.

Training opportunities

Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly. This sort of work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail.

This covers roles that involve organising people and resources such as:

  • executive assistants
  • secretaries
  • administration assistants
  • data entry clerks
  • office juniors

As a business and administration apprentice, your exact duties will depend on your employer but could include:

  • typing up board meeting documents
  • putting financial information together in spreadsheets
  • sending the daily post
  • faxing and photocopying confidential documents

Types of apprenticeships

There are 3 types of business and administration apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • administrator / business support officer
  • office junior
  • receptionist
  • junior legal secretary
  • junior medical secretary
  • medical receptionist

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • administration officer / executive
  • administration team leader / office supervisor
  • personal assistant
  • secretary
  • legal secretary
  • medical secretary

Higher apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • office manager
  • administration team leader
  • personal assistant
  • business development executive

Apply for a business and administration apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education