Business administration

Business administration

“Ensuring a business runs smoothly and efficiently”

Business administration is about handling the day-to-day tasks in an office and making sure things run smoothly. They organise people and resources, and among their ilk are executive assistants, secretaries, office supervisors, administration assistants, data entry clerks and office juniors. Without them, information would be hard to find, meetings would be missed and businesses would be less productive. As an intermediate or advanced apprentice, it’s likely that you’ll be working with a team to handle various tasks. You may be typing up board meeting documents, putting financial information together in spreadsheets, sending the daily post, negotiating with customers, managing projects or coordinating events. This work requires a strong sense of responsibility, accuracy and attention to detail. One of the great things about business and administration is that you can work almost anywhere. Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move into management. The higher apprenticeship caters for management roles.

Duration: 12 to 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies and ICT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but relevant experience would be advantageous

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E; 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

More information: www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworks-library/index.cfm?id=FR03845 and www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworks-library/index.cfm?id=FR03990

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies