Business Administrator

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.

A 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. Within the role a 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.

For more information Business administrator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Eligibility criteria
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking End Point assessment.
Qualifications and professional recognition
  • Level 3 competency.
End Point Assessment

The End Point Assessment consists of three elements, all of which may be completed online:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio -based interview
  • Project presentations

FAQs

What happens if employers take on an apprentice who needs help with English and maths?

If you employ an apprentice who needs extra help with English and maths, additional payments are made to your training provider. This does not come out of your Apprenticeship Levy funds.

How much does an Apprenticeship cost?

You can get help from the Government to pay for Apprenticeship Training.
The amount you pay depends on whether you are a big enough employer to pay the Apprenticeship Levy (you pay more than £3 million in salaries every year) or not.

All employers must now set up a Digital Apprenticeship Service account with the Education and Skills Funding Agency to manage their Apprenticeship funding.

Funding an apprenticeship (apprenticeships.gov.uk)

What is End Point Assessment?

An EPA takes place at the end of an apprenticeship and tests the knowledge and skills you’ll have learnt as an apprentice.

What does an EPA involve?
An EPA can vary depending on the apprenticeship but could include:
• a practical test of the skills learnt during an apprenticeship
• a presentation
• an interview
• written or multiple-choice tests
• workplace observation

Understanding end-point assessments (EPA) (apprenticeships.gov.uk)https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices/understanding-end-point-assessments

Is an apprenticeship right for you ?

Apprenticeships combine real work with training and study for a specific role.
You’ll learn new skills, gain experience and earn a salary too. Being an apprentice can be an exciting and rewarding career path.

Before applying you should also consider that as an apprentice you’ll have to:
• balance a job with studying and your home life
• work under supervision and guidance
• complete regular assessments, including an end-point assessment
• usually train for one specific role

Is an apprenticeship right for you? (apprenticeships.gov.uk)

Is there an age limit for Apprenticeship training?

Apprenticeships can be offered to new recruits or existing employees of all ages and at any level. Older staff, even those with degrees, can do an apprenticeship training programme if they are taking on new roles or require new knowledge and skills