Business & IT

The Business and IT sector covers many different occupations that keep businesses running efficiently and profitably, and keep staff and customers happy.

Millions of people work in this sector, and your Apprenticeship could lead to a role in one of the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Enterprise
  • Management
  • Marketing and public relations (PR)
  • Digital marketing and social media
  • IT

Most jobs in this industry are office-based with a typical 9 to 5, Monday to Friday working week. It’s important to be punctual and presentable, and you’ll need to be a good team player.

Skills CFA
Issuing Authority for business-related apprenticeships

e-Skills UK
Sector Skills Council for business and information technology

National Skills Academy for IT
Employer-led partnership to promote excellence in IT learning and development

The Business & IT sector covers the many different occupations that keep businesses running efficiently and profitably, and keep staff and customers happy. Millions of people work in this sector, and your apprenticeship could lead to a role in a number of different areas within a business.
Administration is a popular one, with many jobs at entry level. Administrators do a bit of everything: deal with internal and external correspondence; type up letters, agendas and reports; send emails and faxes; answer phone calls…It’s no wonder that many upper-level staff members rely on the assistance of administrators to do their jobs.

The following apprenticeships are available in this sector

Business administration

Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure things run smoothly. Without them, information would be hard to find, me...More

Human resource management

Human resources (HR) professionals recruit, train and develop employees, and look at how they get rewarded. They deal with le...More

IT application specialist

Over 20 million people in the UK use IT in their jobs, but many struggle with applications and general computing skills. This a...More

IT, software, web & telecoms

IT, software, web & telecoms professionals work in a broad range of digital technologies that help us use and share information. ...More

IT, software, web & telecoms – Higher Apprenticeship

If you want an exciting and rewarding career in IT, the Higher Apprenticeship for IT Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals is a great new wa...More

Learning & development

Training and developing people in the workplace is a growing field of employment. Skilled personnel are often required to train...More


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Project management

From high-profile sporting events to organising a party, it is the role of project managers to plan, execute and close any project. The bes...More

Social media & digital marketing

Digital marketing and the use of social and digital media is a key part of the marketing strategy for most businesses today. ...More

Legal services

A paralegal is not a qualified lawyer but is qualified to perform legal work that requires knowledge of the law and procedures. ...More


Effective recruitment ensures that organisations have the right people, in the right place, at the right time, and is crucial to the performan...More

Information security

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Information security is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The Government has estimated the cost of...More

Licensed conveyancer – Degree Apprenticeship

DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP Licensed conveyancers are specialist property lawyers who deal with all legal matters relating to the transfer of own...More

Conveyancing technician – Higher Apprenticeship

Conveyancing technicians support a licensed conveyancer or solicitor in dealing with legal matters relating to the transfer of ownership during ...More

Network engineer

Higher apprenticeship Network engineers design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or betw...More

Software developer

The primary role of a software developer (sometimes known as a computer programmer) is to design, install, test and maintain software systems. T...More

Digital and technology solutions professional

Degree apprenticeship A digital and technology solutions professional provides technology-enabled solutions to internal and/or exte...More

Chartered Legal Executive

NEW HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP Chartered Legal Executives provide legal services to internal and external clients. They make deci...More


NEW A paralegal is not a qualified lawyer but is qualified to perform legal work that requires knowledge of the law and procedures....More


NEW DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP Solicitors are people who are legally qualified to act for another person in a court of law. Solic...More


Chartered Manager is the highest professional accreditation in the field of management and leadership, recognised across all industries and sect...More

Cyber intrusion analyst

The primary role of a cyber intrusion analyst is to detect breaches in network security for escalation to incident response or other determined...More

Cybersecurity technologist

The primary role of a cybersecurity technologist is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigati...More

Data analyst

The primary role of a data analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide insight into how a business is performing. Data analysts ar...More

Digital marketer

The primary role of a digital marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media p...More

Infrastructure technician

An infrastructure technician provides IT support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do t...More

Junior management consultant

When businesses struggle to keep themselves afloat, are looking to find new revenues, need to respond to market challenges or simply have a busi...More

Operations/Departmental manager

An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieves operational or departmental goals and objectives t...More

Software tester

Have you ever played around with some software that ends up not working the way it should do? Or that ends up being used by hackers to access a ...More

Team leader/supervisor

A team leader or supervisor is a first line management role, with operational and project responsibilities. You will learn how to...More

Unified communications troubleshooter

The primary role of a unified communications troubleshooter is to provide a specialist technical service to set their customers up on unified co...More

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