Apprentice - Social Change

London N1
£19,201 per annum
29 Apr 2019
29 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

BSc Business Management degree apprentice – social change.
In partnership with Queen Mary University of London

Full-time (35 hours per week) 
Fixed term contract - 4 years 


NCVO, in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, are recruiting an apprentice – social change.

The apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for you to study towards a BSc Business Management degree, whilst gaining work experience and skills development, from a national charity.

Through a rotation of placements within 8 teams across NCVO, you will benefit from broader organisation-wide learning, including:

  • Understanding stakeholder management, accountability and reporting, voluntary sector management and leadership.
  • Attending conferences and events eg Annual Conference, Members Assembly, Trustee conference, Parliamentary reception, Volunteers Week.
  • Attending meetings and committees eg Trustee Board, Audit & Risk Committee, NCVO trading board.

During term-time, you’ll spend 3 days a week with us, and 2 days a week studying towards a BSc Business Management degree. During non-term time, you’ll be with us Mon to Fri.

You are interested in and have an understanding of, the voluntary sector and / or volunteering. With strong organisation skills, you manage and prioritise your own work, working on your own initiative.

With excellent written and oral communication skill, these are underpinned by your IT and social media skills.

As an apprentice, you will be supported by NCVO’s HR team as well as a line manager during each placement. You’ll benefit from a mentor at NCVO, as well as support from your academic mentor and wider student support services at Queen Mary University of London.

To be eligible to apply, you’ll have one of the following qualifications:

A-level Excluding General Studies Critical thinking at grades AAA 

International Baccalaureate (IB) 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 4 in Standard Level Mathematics.

BTEC (RQF) at grades D*DD

Access HE (we consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma on a case-by-case basis)

and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 or above, or equivalent relevant work experience.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, with first-class academics delivering inspirational teaching informed by their latest research. Queen Mary is one of the 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

You will be studying towards a BSc Business Management degree over a four year period, combining campus-based and work-based learning. Degree apprentices study alongside full-time students, and receive some additional support tailored to their specific needs e.g. employability-linked support to help degree apprentices understand the links between their study and employment and implications for their personal and professional development.

For campus-based modules, strategies include lectures, workshops and tutorial sessions, practical and library-based research, presentations and group work. For work-based modules, learning materials comparable to those for the equivalent campus-based module are provided, along with appropriate additional study guidance.

NCVO is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in our sector.  We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Please visit our website for further information via the Apply button.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 31 May 2019
Interviews: w/c 10 or 17 June 2019 with flexibility for exam dates

About NCVO

Each day, millions of people make a difference to the causes they believe in through voluntary organisations and volunteering.

This thriving voluntary sector and volunteer movement are essential for a better society – especially in times of challenge and change.

That’s why, inspired and empowered by our 14,000 members, NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. We do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities.

NCVO is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone. Charity No. 225922

Benefits for NCVO employees

NCVO offers attractive benefits including: 25 days’ annual leave (for full time staff and pro-rata for part-time staff) and the option to purchase up to 5 more days each year, take 35 hours of volunteering leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff), subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan, flexible working including opportunities to work from home/off-site, generous contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme and training and development opportunities. We are located a short walk from London King’s Cross station in a modern accessible building, overlooking Regent’s canal. 

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