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Business Administrator - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Apprenticeship outline

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector.

The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers.

With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.

The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity - showing a positive attitude.

The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills.

The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Vacancy Post Employer/Location Salary
Office Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 23/10/2021)
Higson & Co £182.50 (Weekly)
Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 23/10/2021)
Jigsaw24 (Nottingham) £156.00 (Weekly)
Office Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 18/10/2021)
AVENTUS GROUP LTD £183.75 (Weekly)
Business Admin Apprentice
(Closing date: 13/10/2021)
Villamead Ltd £200.00 (Weekly)
Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 10/10/2021)
Office Administrator Apprentice
(Closing date: 09/10/2021)
C & L E Attenborough Ltd (Nottingham) £240.00 (Weekly)
Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 05/10/2021)
Mosca Direct Ltd (Nottingham) £262.50 (Weekly)
Level 3 Business Support and Communications Apprentice
(Closing date: 05/10/2021)
Rushcliffe Borough Council £181.87 - £226.50 (Weekly)
Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 03/10/2021)
D Cresswell & Son Limited (Nottingham) £156.00 (Weekly)
Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 01/10/2021)
Instalaw (Nottingham) £136.50 (Weekly)
Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 01/10/2021)
MZ'S ENTERPRISES LTD £168.75 (Weekly)
Medical Secretary Apprentice
(Closing date: 01/10/2021)
Syston Health Centre £168.75 (Weekly)
Office Administrator Apprentice
(Closing date: 23/09/2021)
Rachel Ellen Designs Ltd £173.25 (Weekly)
Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 23/09/2021)
Howard Ward Associates Llp £251.25 (Weekly)
Administration Apprentice
(Closing date: 23/09/2021)
Freeth Cartwright (Nottingham) £250.00 (Weekly)
Study location Adams Building The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1NG

Day Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.


Business Administrator - Level 3 Standard


18 - 24 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need 5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 (A* – C), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9 – 4 (A* – C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English, maths and ICT prior to enrolling.


You will develop an electronic portfolio of evidence against the requirements of the qualification. Evidence can be generated by observation of your workplace, witness testimonies, case studies or personal accounts of events. Online tests may be used to confirm your knowledge and understanding as well as an End Point Assessment.


The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.

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