Business Administration Apprentice – Compliance and Sustainability Canon UK Ltd

Canon plays an active role in communities and particularly with its Young People Programme. So alongside the administration of our various standards we have an active programme of environmental and social value activities designed to help us contribute as a corporate citizen–so an active interest in sustainability and social issues would be great!

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm OR 8:30am - 5:00pm with a one hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Canon is a Global Blue-Chip Company. We have a philosophy of ‘Kyosei’ which means living and working together for the common good, and this underpins our business and our sustainability programme.  We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Business Administration Apprentice Level , during your apprenticeship you will work towards your Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

In the UK, Canon complies with a number of international standards in the areas of Environmental, Quality, Health and Safety and Business Continuity Management as well as Information Security.  As part of a wider European team our Sustainability Division is focussed on delivering programmes to highlight our ethical stance, and our role as a global citizen.

During the period of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of aspects of our business assurance programme as well as interface with different parts of our business. You will become familiar with different ISO standards, help develop and deliver policies, procedures and support their implementation.  You will work on our internal and external audit programme and manage documentation and communication (internal and external) relating to the subject matter. We have a wide breadth of responsibility from supporting customer tenders, to addressing green procurement, organising events for sustainability programmes, delivering training and awareness programmes, and carrying out audits and inspections.

You will liaise with colleagues across the whole organisation including our sales and service force, management, our wider team in Europe, colleagues in other countries, external suppliers and organisations, site managers and staff at a variety of different levels.   This will involve some travel around the UK.

This is an opportunity to gain experience in a governance and compliance role, as well as gaining recognised qualifications in standards auditing, whilst working with an experienced team, and having an opportunity to get involved in a number of diverse projects.


We offer the right candidate a fantastic range of benefits including;

25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing to up to 27 with long service)
Canon Pension Scheme including Life Cover

Free private healthcare for all employees (tax on benefit payable by employee)
Long service awards
Focus on learning and development and career progression
Staff purchase scheme
You @ Work scheme – discounts with over 100 named brands and suppliers on their products and services
Employee forum network
Summer Hour Policy
Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
Childcare Voucher Scheme
Ride 2 Work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Variable pay scheme (bonus/commission)


Our current apprentices say….

“I’m very happy with my choice of apprenticeship with Canon, Canon opens a window of opportunities, and encourages you to progress and grow".

“My apprenticeship with Canon is a great opportunity to earn whilst still learning – I can really see a future for me.”

“My apprenticeship has enabled me to gain a wealth of skills and has led me into a permanent job.”


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ideally an interest in environmental management/sustainability.
  • Good attention to detail and a pro-active/flexible attitude.
  • A driving licence is desirable.

Personal qualities

  • Be a self-starter with an enthusiastic attitude
  • Be able to demonstrate tenacity when faced with difficult situations, people or challenges
  • Be computer literate and able to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • And most importantly a desire to succeed!

Qualifications required

Maths and English Language GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent)

Future prospects

The Apprenticeship scheme aims to provide the foundation for your development into the wider arena of business assurance and compliance – with the ability to go on to specialise in Health and Safety, Environment, Quality or Business Assurance, or develop a career in auditing and/or administration

Things to consider

Due to our location your own transport would be a definite advantage – however our location is served by a number of local bus services. There is a bonus scheme and IF targets are met there may be a 5% annual bonus.

About the employer

Passionate about imaging, passionate about you. Wherever your journey at Canon begins, there are plenty of ways you can develop your career. For some people, it can mean taking advantage of our network across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For most, it involves taking every single opportunity to drive yourself and our business forward. Realising your potential is achievable in our environment of mutual trust and respect, where you are given the freedom to do your best, and where we all work towards the same common goals. You’ll be one of 17,000 valued employees across the region all of whom share a heritage of innovation, value the spirit of our company, and have a real passion and pride in what we do.


Canon UK Ltd



Cockshot Hill



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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employment Rights Workbook
  • Functional Skills where needed

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by East Surrey College


Wendy Spies 01737 788316

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017