Business Administration

Civil Service Fast Track
United Kingdom
£19,000 to £27,000 (London £22,000 minimum)
21 Nov 2017
30 Sep 2018
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
18-24 months

Business roles are at the core of the work the Civil Service does and the business apprenticeship scheme offers a wide variety of posts across the organisation.

You’ll be working within an exciting and fast-paced environment and have the opportunity to develop valuable skills in organisation, planning and problem-solving.

This is a two-year Level 4 higher apprenticeship with a salary between £19,500 and £27,000 (£22,000 minimum in London). What you’ll do
Teamwork and collaboration are essential in all business areas. Often the role of a business apprentice is to support this collaboration and help bring teams together. For example, you could be organising meetings or managing communications. A significant number of the business apprentice roles are also dynamic and customer-facing.

Your role could include:

  • work coach at the Department for Work and Pensions
  • paralegal officer at the Crown Prosecution Service
  • corporate support officer
  • HR officer
  • policy adviser
  • diary manager
  • project and programme support officer

What you’ll learn

The business apprenticeship involves a blended approach to learning, with a combination of facilitated learning in workshops, digital delivery and one-to-one coaching support.

The qualification has 2 main components*:

Level 4 Diploma in Business and Professional Administration
NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration
Learning will take place on the job and in various locations across the UK.

The learning programme includes managing projects, encouraging learning and development and managing business risk.

Whilst you’ll get some study leave you’ll also be expected to study a lot in your own time, particularly around exam time and when you have assignments and portfolio evidence to submit.

*please note, this is subject to change when the relevant standard is signed off.

Where you’ll work
In 2017, the business apprenticeship scheme will be running in the following locations:

  • Airdrie/Motherwell/Hamilton
  • Bathgate
  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Darlington
  • Dover
  • East Kilbride
  • Edinburgh
  • Gartcosh
  • Glasgow
  • Hastings
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool/Bootle/Netherton
  • London
  • Manchester/Salford
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Plymouth
  • Sheffield
  • Shipley
  • Southend
  • Springburn/Newlands/Govan
  • St Austell
  • Stockport
  • Swansea
  • Telford
  • Torquay
  • Warrington
  • Worthing
  • Wrexham

Depending on the location you choose, you could be working in the following government departments or agencies:

  • Home Office
  • Department for Health
  • Cabinet Office
  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Her Majesty’s Treasury
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Department for Work and Pensions

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