Business Administrator (Apprenticeship Level 3)
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. 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 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.
Your administrative role within the organisation needs to be quite varied and senior to be able to meet the full apprenticeship Standard. You will also be assessed to ensure you have the ability to complete the English and maths qualifications at level 2.
Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship. If this has already been achieved, then development of further English and maths skills will continue for the whole of the apprenticeship.
End point assessment
To achieve this apprenticeship standard, the employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when the apprentice is ready and competent to undertake the independent end assessment, which will test their skills knowledge and behaviours required for this role.
The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.
This apprenticeship is in funding band 7. Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship Account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s.
The apprenticeship will typically take between 12 and 18 months to complete.
Title of specific apprenticeship
Business Administrator (this standard has no additional qualifications).
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