Business Admin Apprenticeships
Business admin has been one of the UK’s biggest growth sectors for many years, with over 22% more people working in admin roles between 2009 and 2015. Only professional, scientific and technical jobs saw higher growth over the same period, at just under 25%.
Unlike technical jobs, business admin often suits people with so-called ‘soft skills’ like good communication and organisation, and an apprenticeship in the industry is a great way to get your experience and confidence levels up.
What is a business admin apprenticeship?
Business admin apprenticeships may sound a little unusual, compared with vocational subjects like working with animals or vehicle mechanics, but the structure is the same, combining a learning element with a work placement.
Like any other apprenticeship, this gives you direct experience of working in the career you hope to follow once you qualify and earning whilst you do it. It’s an important first taste of the office environment and can help you to decide whether to go into a job at the end of your course, or if you want to continue your studies to a higher level.
What qualifications will I get?
Although this is more of an office-based career choice, apprenticeships are designed to assess you in a vocational way, and as such your qualification will be based largely on assignments, observations and feedback from your employer, rather than on a final written exam under stressful conditions.
With ProCo you can choose from two levels of Business Admin apprenticeships:
What are the benefits of a business admin apprenticeship?
If you want a career in business admin but you have no experience of actually working in an office environment, an apprenticeship gives you an extended period of work experience at the same time as you work towards your qualification.
An apprenticeship in business admin is also an acceptable alternative to going on to A-levels for school leavers at age 16, so if the academic route isn’t right for you, but you don’t want to be a mechanic, engineer or veterinary nurse, for example, a ProCo business admin apprenticeship is a great alternative.
How do I apply?
To apply for a business admin apprenticeship or for any ProCo apprenticeship or study programme, you can fill in our online form and this will give us everything we need to start processing your application.
If anything is unclear, you have any questions or you would just prefer to talk to someone first, give us a call and we will do our best to answer any queries over the phone.