Business administration is a key area of business which caters to organisational needs. The term ‘administration' covers roles that involve organising people and resources, including Receptionists, Human Resources Assistants, Executive Assistants, Administration Assistants and Data Entry Clerks. Administrators ensure business information is easily accessible and meetings and appointments take place on time, therefore the business runs efficiently, productively and profitably.
The role deals with the day-to-day tasks in an office environment and may include taking minutes, organising events, typing up board meeting documents, data entry, producing spreadsheets for financial information, sending the daily post, faxing and photocopying confidential documents, or developing, implementing and maintaining administrative services.
These roles require a strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality, accuracy and attention to detail. As business administration is required within almost every business to some degree, it means the skills you gain in this qualification are transferable across all business sectors.
Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move into management once you have more experience.
Business Administration - Level 2
The programme is delivered during normal working hours, making it a real opportunity to learn while you earn. Timescales for completion depend on the individual, but the qualification takes a minimum of 12 months.
This Apprenticeship is aimed at individuals working as part of a team in a supportive role in an office environment, responsible for providing information and resources to others. The qualification will help develop well trained and motivated individuals who can assist in improving company performance.
Job roles may include: Receptionist, office Administrator, Human Resources Assistant, Junior Secretary, Administration Assistant.
Business Administration - Level 3
The programme is delivered during normal working hours, making it a real opportunity to learn while you earn. Timescales for completion depend on the individual, but on average the qualification takes between 18 to 24 months.
This Apprenticeship is aimed at individuals who are involved in developing, implementing and maintaining administrative services and who currently negotiate, supervise, manage and contribute to the running on an office. Also, those who already have experience of office-based skills and wish to specialise in business and administration functions.
Job roles may include: PA/Secretary, Office manager, Senior Administrator, Human Resource Manager.