Business Administrator Apprenticeship
Our super-organised Business Administrators are the glue that keeps our management teams in the know and able to make the right decisions on a wide range of business issues.
Every good business unit within Virgin Media, every successful manager, every high-performing team has one secret weapon. The superstar behind the scenes whose job it is to make everyone else shine.
Where is the latest report? What was said at that crucial meeting? Who has booked our travel? Our Business Administrators are the people on hand with just the right piece of information at the right time, anticipating what’s needed and ensuring information is collated and available; as if by magic!
If you are happiest being an organisational all-rounder who likes being detailed and accurate and happy to solve problems and communicate solutions, our Business Administrator Apprenticeship Scheme welcomes both women and men to take the initiative in having a successful career with one of the UK’s most free-thinking and fun-loving companies.
All our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gained transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere.
Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…
Our Business Administrator Apprenticeship Scheme will give you experience in a wide range of organisational tasks. You’ll be responsible compiling analytical reports, tracking budgets and orders, organising travel and training for your team and ensuring our engineers have all the equipment they need to keep our customers happy. It’s not just about the detail, you’ll be communicating to your team, handling requests for information and having the smarts to spot a logistical issue and head it off before it ever happens!
The only certainty at Virgin Media is that change and growth are constant and that’s going to keep you busy! You’ll be responsible for your department’s personnel records as well as co-ordinating recruitment efforts, arranging interviews and corresponding with applicants.
You’ll be working at the heart of a team, interacting with everyone, guided by your scheme mentor and workmates as you help them in return. As part of the scheme, you’ll also gain valuable experience in areas such as cost reconciliation for financial reporting and GDPR requirements for confidential documents.
You’ll become a trusted and valued cog at the centre of your team with access to a lot of information, which will hopefully suit your love of organisation and getting things done just right, on time, every time
How are you going to get there?
You’ll know if you have the natural skills of this role; reliability, integrity and self-motivation. We’ll help you develop the confidence to add other important skills, such as how to establish effective working relationships with others. You’ll be an influencer and a problem-solver and that means being able to gain people’s trust effectively.
Being a keyboard maestro will help, you’re going to need the speed of those shortcuts! You’ll be familiar with the Microsoft Office suite and you’ll soon pick up our internal software systems too.
You’ll need to interpret data, not just record it, as well as build the knowledge and confidence to know when something needs escalating to someone else in the team. That proactivity and initiative are key qualities for this role – as well as a few relevant qualifications.
Can we count on you to keep us all on track and on the ball?