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Business Admin Apprentice

The Sheffield College
To work within an office environment supporting business critical functions such as call handling, data management, CRM, facilitation of meetings and any other duties as required.

The Sheffield College - Employer

The Sheffield College provides high quality academic and vocational training to enhance your qualifications, skills and employability across the Sheffield City Region. Adopting a ’one college approach’, we operate from a number of sites across the city with fantastic facilities at each. We work in close partnership with schools, universities and employers to ensure that our provision is responsive to the needs of the city, our students, and the wider skills market. Our campuses include City, Hillsborough, Olive Grove, Peaks, Fir Vale and Eyre Street. We offer a range of learner and training opportunities on full and part time basis from entry levels through to foundation degrees, as well as a number of high quality Apprenticeship opportunities. Our curriculum provides routes to learn new skills and opportunities to refresh skills in a sociable and welcoming atmosphere, with award winning student support services. Many of our learners go on to contribute to Sheffield’s thriving economy and success and, as a result of their time with us, enjoy productive and high value employment, and rewarding lives. Our Mission: To inspire and equip learners for productive employment and fulfilling lives.



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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Business & Administration
The Sheffield College

Detailed Job Description

The Certificate in Administration (Business Professional) is designed to give you the skills and qualifications needed to work in an office. All organisations need administrators so these skills can lead to employment in a range of organisations.

The Business administration apprenticeship will give individuals the opportunity to start within the company at a level which will allow development into the different functions which require administration support. These departments could include Sales, Marketing, Service centre, Finance, Legal, Communications and Human Resources.

The Business Administration course will help you learn how to produce documents such as letters and reports using Microsoft Office and how to schedule meetings and manage appointments using diaries. You will also cover the details of handling financial transactions and managing data, including the relevant legislation around data protection.

If you have yet to achieve a grade C or above in GCSE English/Maths you will have the opportunity to retake this during the course.

Key Areas of Study·

  1. How to produce a range of business documents such as letters, notices, posters and reports using Microsoft Office
  2. Legislation to include data protection, health and safety and copyright affecting organisations
  3. The role of administrators
  4. Organisation of meetings
  5. Arranging Business Travel
  6. Financial transactions or Diary planning

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs grades A* - D or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language, preferably at grade C or above to cope with the demands of the course.

Skills required

Excellent and Proactive Communicator;

Articulate and organised;

Team worker;


Computer literate to a high standard

Personal Qualities

Hard working/dedicated;

Good attention to detail;

Able to maintain task focus for a significant time period;

Reliable/Flexible; Enthusiastic.

Future prospects

It is possible to apply for the full time Level 3 Administration Course, Legal Administration Course at Level 3 or an apprenticeship in Business & Administration which involves working towards an NVQ certificate in Business & Administration at Level 2. This means working in a job for 4 days a week and attending college for one day a week. The apprenticeship programme offers a range of benefits and progression opportunities to help you make the right start in your working life. We have employers which offer a competitive package that recognises your contribution to the business you work for and supports your professional development.

Additional Information

Training provided

Level 2 Certificate in Business Administration.

Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths, if required.

The Sheffield College - Learning Provider

The Sheffield College are a further Education College delivering high quality academic (A-Levels, University Level) and vocational training, full time and apprenticeships (more hands-on) throughout the Sheffield city and beyond.

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider The Sheffield College on 0114 260 2842 or email: (Ref ID:74209)
The Sheffield College


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