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Business Administrator Apprenticeship

The Business Administrator pathway is designed for people who already manage processes without supervision in departments such as HR, business support or data entry. This can be used as a progression from the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Entry requirements

The Business Administrator apprenticeship is set at A-level equivalent. You will need five GCSE grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent, specifically Maths and English and three A-levels grade C or above.

Please note that employers may have additional requirements. Visit our vacancies page for current opportunities and specific entry requirements.

At a glance

  • Level: 3

  • Duration: This is an 18 month programme

  • Cost: None to the apprentice

  • Salary: Yes, at least apprenticeship national minimum wage

What will I study?

A detailed work programme will be developed for you. The apprenticeship is made up of a number of mandatory units and optional units which can be selected to match your employer’s training needs for a specific role.

Support and assessment

All assessments take place in the workplace and include MCQ exams, competence assessments, time constrained exams and written assignments depending on the units chosen.

What work will I do?

The programme requires the apprentice to have responsibility for office processes within legal administration, HR, business support or data entry roles. Your tasks may include:

  • Setting up meetings
  • Organising business travel and accommodation
  • Arranging and handling of incoming/outgoing courier deliveries
  • Managing company databases and inputting new client details and sending letters
  • Monitoring incoming emails and action accordingly
  • Managing stocks of stationery and ordering supplies
  • Participating in any on-site health and safety audits and assessments
  • Handling commercially sensitive/confidential information (via email, documents, files etc.)


For those completing the Business Administrator apprenticeship, there is a wide choice of options: from HR apprenticeships, to data analysis, to Chartered Manager, depending on individual circumstances and job roles.

Getting started

As with any job, the first step in obtaining an apprenticeship is to apply for an available role. Alternatively, you can approach your chosen organisation, or current employer, and ask whether they might be interested in taking you on as an apprentice. Please direct them to CILEx Law School for further information or before starting as they’ll need to complete some administrative formalities.

You can view current opportunities on our vacancies page.

Current vacancies

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September 19th, 2018|
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