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Business Administration Apprenticeships

Looking for a Business Administration apprenticeship in Kent? Earn while you learn at MidKent College.

Companies of all sizes need dedicated knowledgeable staff who are organised and intuitive to keep the business running smoothly. You’ll need to have good communication skills (both verbal and written), as well as being good at interacting with different people.

Once you have completed your Business Administration apprenticeship, your opportunities are many and varied, in a wide range of different industry sectors.

What will I learn?

Developing and growing a business, either as an owner or an employee, requires a broad set of skills and attributes. Our Business Administration apprenticeships provide the solid grounding in business essentials from producing spreadsheets, to legislation and marketing. You’ll also learn those all-important communication and teamwork skills that are vital to any business.

You’ll be taught by experienced business professionals and given all of the support and guidance you need to complete your Business Admin apprenticeship and enhance your long term employability.

How will I be assessed?

Your dedicated training officer will assess most of your learning in your workplace. English and maths are also part of your study programme, and you will study both at a level which is appropriate to you.

What will I get from a Business Admin apprenticeship?

  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • GCSE in English and maths (dependent on previous level of qualification)
  • Relevant and applicable industry experience
  • Once fully qualified, an administration assistant can earn on average £14,000-£30,000 per year.*

How much do apprentices earn?

Employers must provide their apprentices with a contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week, which should include your attendance at College. The National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is £3.70 per hour, but this can be increased at the discretion of your employer. Find out more about the National Minimum Wage.

What careers are available?

  • Financial manager
  • Economist
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Office administrator.

Why Choose MidKent College?

A Business Administration apprenticeship with MidKent College will equip you with all of the skills you need to become a qualified business professional. Our apprenticeship advisers can also help you to find an apprenticeship vacancy with a local employer – check out their vacancies available now.

We work with trusted local businesses to ensure that what you learn on your apprenticeship is relevant, up-to-date and accurate.

Find out more

Apply for local vacancies here.

How much do office managers get paid?**

A starting salary for an office manager is on average £18,000-£25,000. As you gain experience you can expect this to increase to £25,000-£30,000. Highly experienced office managers could earn on average £30,000-£35,000 per year. You’ll usually work about 40 hours a week with tasks including preparing reports, managing budgets and developing out quality control processes and hosting visits by clients.

Is there demand for administrators?

Administrators deal with the vital behind-the-scenes operations and organisation. Efficient and organised business administrators are always in demand. You’ll also learn transferrable skills that can be used in a wide range of industries.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

Choose the level of Business Administration apprenticeship that is most appropriate to you from the selection of programmes above. A level 2 apprenticeship is approximately equivalent to GCSE, level 3 to A level and level 4 to degree level. Select “Apply online”, register your email address and then complete the required details.

You’ll need to meet set entry requirements, and we’ll invite you in for an interview, and possibly an assessment, depending on the level. But it’s nothing to worry about! We welcome applicants from those who already have an employer willing to sponsor them, as well as helping those looking for employment. You can view local apprenticeship vacancies here.

Contact us

Need help finding an employer or applying for an apprenticeship? Contact our apprenticeship advisers today by email or by phoning 01634 383322.

Not sure if an apprenticeship is for you? Contact our careers team today.


* https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/admin-assistant

** https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/office-manager