business admin apprentices manchester



Business Admin Apprenticeships Manchester


Typical Job Roles

An apprentice working towards a qualification in Business Administration can help your business by filling skills gaps in a support role in any size or type of organisation. These roles could include:

Apprentice Secretary
Apprentice Receptionist
Apprentice Office Administrator
Apprentice Personal assistant
Apprentice Office supervisor team leader
Any similar administrative position

Business Admin Apprenticeships Manchester

Level 2 Qualification

Level 2 Is the most common starting point for business admin apprentices. This level is aimed at junior roles that will help your apprentice to develop their skills to become a valued admin team member. They will gain a practical knowledge of administrative support, that may include supporting meetings and events or retrieving information. You can view the City and Guilds Business Administration Handbook here by clicking on the text and opening the PDF document. This information is subject to change but it will give you a good idea of the units involved in the course.

Level 3 Qualification

Level 3 is aimed at apprentices who have already completed Level 2 and are looking to progress, or existing staff who already have knowledge and experience with office admin systems. They will gain a deeper practical knowledge of more complex administrative support and procedures, and develop existing skills further, perhaps with a view to a future office management role. You can view the City and Guilds Business Administration Handbook here by clicking on the text and opening the PDF document. This information is subject to change but it will give you a good idea of the units involved in the course.

How long is the apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are government funded work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over. They are real jobs that provides training leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Business Admin apprenticeships normally last for 12 months. Ideally at the end of the apprenticeship you can progress your apprentice onto a higher level, or offer a permanent position.  

How is it delivered?

All the training is done in house, on the job. This means that there will not be any college attendance. An apprenticeship assessor will visit the workplace every 6-8 weeks and spend around 2 hours with your apprentice. They will monitor them at work and make sure their job is covering all the elements of the NVQ criteria by looking at evidence. This can include observation, questions, professional discussion, IT assignments and looking at the work they have produced. Apprenticeships are real jobs, but it is up to the employer to provide the right training and provide a mentor to guide and support them.

Can I enrol our existing staff?

Of course you can! We can recruit new staff totally for free, but if you have existing staff who do not have official qualifications above Level 2, it will be possible to enrol your existing staff onto the course and acquire on-the-job training and a nationally recognised qualification. The course is distance learning, so your staff will not have to attend college, an assessor will visit every 8 weeks to check up on their progress, making it a really convenient way to up-skill your staff. We can arrange all this for you, for free.

How much does it cost?

First of all our apprenticeship recruitment service is free of charge. In terms of training costs for 16-18 year old apprentices 100% of your training costs are covered by government funding. For 19-24 year olds the Government funds 50% of the training costs. Due to our partnerships with training providers we may be able to negotiate a lower fee for 19-24 year olds, or waive the fee completely in some cases. Once we have your vacancy we will start negotiating with our training providers to keep the costs as low as possible for your business. We try our hardest to keep it totally free. The other costs you need to consider are the apprentices wage of at least £3.30 per hour plus holiday entitlements as well as the costs relating to training your apprentice and providing a mentor to support them.


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Did you know?

According to the Office for National Statistics, Greater Manchester has the largest travel-to-work area of any urban area in the UK outside of London, with  a huge SEVEN million people living within just a one hour’s drive of the city centre.


Areas we cover in Greater Manchester

Business Admin Apprenticeships Manchester

Main Boroughs: Bury. Bolton. Manchester. Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan.




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