Further education and skills – guidance

Apprenticeship standard: business administrator

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the business sector.



This document is relevant to:

  • those looking to apply for an apprenticeship
  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks, and will be clear and concise. From 2017 to 2018 as many apprenticeship starts as possible will be on the new standards.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the business administrator standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the Trailblazer contact: tom.j.pearce@uk.gt.com.

The standard for a business administrator was developed by:

  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • BT
  • Npower
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Peter Jones Foundation
  • MBDA Missiles
  • Surrey County Council
  • Peugeot
  • Sodexo
  • oneSource
  • London Borough of Islington
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • Total Security Services
  • Skills CFA
  • PRCA
  • ESOS Ltd
  • Ceridian UK & Ireland
  • Northgate Arinso
  • JJBA Ltd
  • Bradley & Co Ltd
  • Prohire Software Systems Ltd
  • Business Resource & Innovation Network International Ltd
  • Moorhouse Accounting & Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Vicki King Bookkeeping Services
  • Fresh Financials
  • Iwona Accountancy Services Ltd
  • Boots UK
  • Osborne Property Services
  • Carillion PLC
  • Bpi Recycled Products
  • Great Guns Marketing
  • Berkley Group PLC
  • British Council
  • Capita Group
  • Accelerator Solutions Ltd
  • Northern PowerGrid
  • Manheim
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Institute of Customer Service
  • Serco
  • Homebase
  • Scottish Water