Apprenticeship Business Administration (London) 2017

Balfour Beatty Plc

Balfour Beatty offers a comprehensive training programme in Business Administration with the opportunity of completing industry vocational qualifications. You will provide effective, efficient, confidential and comprehensive administrative support.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

2 years

Possible start date

01 Sep 2017

Date posted

03 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Reference number


As a Business Administrator, you will be:

  • Filling, scanning, typing, faxing and emailing.
  • Use a variety of Microsoft packages (including word, excel and powerpoint) to compose and update documents.
  • Deal with communications (mostly over the telephone and face to face) with other stakeholders in the business.
  • Organise domestic travel arrangements for the business, including accomodation and conference booking.
  • Organise and service meetings which involve taking and preparing minuets and undertaking any follow-up actions. Minuet taking may be complex, of a confidential nature and at a senior level for internal and external partners.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will have basic knowledge of MS packages including Outlook, Word, Excel.

Personal qualities

Having a friendly, flexible approach to your working day and a willingness to learn will be essential for this role.

Qualifications required

You will have a minimum of 3 GCSE’s A*-C including Maths & English or equivalent coupled with an interest in Business Administration.

Future prospects

Salary & Benefits

  • We offer a competitive salary and flexible benefits package.
  • Your professional institution fees will be covered.

Things to consider

From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

About Balfour Beatty: We are the UK's largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change peoples lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatics Centre and you will find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like our schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever-changing business. Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ("Two Ticks") symbol and are a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.


Balfour Beatty Plc

Training provider

As part of the Apprenticeship scheme you will be supported with gaining an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration qualification.

You will also have other various training opportunities, such as Induction, Continuous Improvement Training and Customer Service Training.

You will complete these qualifications on a block/day release at a local college.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Balfour Beatty Plc


Other information

If you have any queries about the job role or require any help with your application,

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Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Employer's Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2017