Keeping businesses secure, productive and at the forefront of the economy

Careers in business and administration are probably the most identifiable—we all know someone who works in an office and does a 9am to 5pm day. The reason they are so prevalent is that they are so important, helping to keep businesses running efficiently and profitably, and keeping staff and customers happy.

Administration is a popular one, with many entry level opportunities available. Administrators do a bit of everything: they deal with internal and external correspondence; type up letters, agendas and reports; send emails; answer phone calls, and much more. It’s no wonder that many executive members of staff rely on the assistance of administrators to do their jobs.

It doesn’t stop there though. From recruitment to law, apprenticeships are available to train the legion of skilled workers needed to keep UK businesses secure, productive and at the forefront of the economy.

If you fancy entering the legal world, you could train to become a solicitor or a chartered legal executive, and there are also opportunities available in conveyancing, human resources, project management and much more.

As a business-to-business sales professional, meanwhile, you could take the lead on long term, complex commercial projects, while budding CEOs who want to lead Fortune 500 companies could take up the senior leader apprenticeship.

Of course, most jobs in this sector are office-based with a typical 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday working week, but ‘flexible working’ means that this isn’t the case at every employer, and don’t forget about dress-down Fridays.

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