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Business Administration Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship could see you working in a busy office, helping a business to function efficiently. So if you are organised, motivated and can think on your feet then this apprenticeship could be for you. All businesses need good administrators to help the business to run smoothly and your work will include typing, answering telephone queries and organising filing systems. Many administrators progress to management jobs as they learn the business from the bottom up and if you are working for a large organisation you could be responsible for supervising a team of people in one department like human resources or in a small business you could work across all areas. You can also choose to specialise in medical or legal administration on this apprenticeship.

Course Info

Subject Area
Course Type
Stourbridge College,
Sutton Coldfield College
Course Length
15 weeks

Entry Requirements

Entry criteria varies depending on the framework that you are studying and the needs of the employer, however a good level of secondary education is expected and many employers expect you to have maths and English GCSE at a C grade or above. Employers also look for skills like motivation, good interpersonal skills, good communication skills and a willingness to learn and will set their own specifications depending on the role.

Delivery and Assessment

The duration of an apprenticeship will vary depending on the needs of the employer but you will be required to complete qualifications during the period usually with set study days. As part of the apprenticeship, there will be a number of specific skills that your employer or college tutor will monitor and observe to prove that you reached a certain level of understanding.


On completion of the apprenticeship, you will be a candidate for roles such as Administration Assistant, Clerical Assistant, Junior Secretary, Office Clerk, Medical Secretary, Legal Administrator.

Career Opportunities

  • Bankers
  • Business Analysts
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Stock Brokers
  • Retailers
  • Accountants