Business Administration Apprentice Telegraph Media Group Limited

Your apprenticeship will be in one of five areas: Accountancy, Business Administration, Compliance, Contract Management or Human Resources. We’ll provide you with an experienced mentor, great learning and development and the opportunity to make a real contribution to The Telegraph’s success.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Generally standard business hours from Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2018

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

As a Business Administration Apprentice, you’ll join one of our Finance, Human Resources or Legal teams and touch all areas of The Telegraph.  Here’s a summary of what you can expect:


  • Process data and invoices
  • Support managers with weekly and monthly reporting and the preparation of budget forecasts
  • Build relationships with a variety of stakeholders

Human Resources:

Our growing and lively HR team works across a range of areas to support the execution of The Telegraph’s business strategy.  These areas include employee engagement, pay and benefits, recruitment, systems and data and talent development.


  • Partner with Procurement to manage contracts, collect data and manage relationships with suppliers
  • Prepare reports and extract the right information from relevant databases
  • Support tender and pitch processes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good command of the English language.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Organised and able to plan out each day and to balance study and work.
  • Able to adhere to deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Punctual, well organised and good at managing your time.
  • Able to take the initiative and work independently on projects.

Personal qualities

  • Interest in the media industry.
  • An eagerness to listen and learn from colleagues.
  • A supportive team player.
  • Confident, professional and flexible.
  • Polite and personable manner with all other employees and external contacts.

Qualifications required

5 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths & English (or equivalent).  ICT is desirable

Future prospects

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, you’ll have gained invaluable experience of the area you chose to specialise in, how to partner with a variety of stakeholders and general business administration. You’ll be well-positioned to apply for a fully-fledged entry-level role across the area you chose to specialise in.

Things to consider

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, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: **Please note, this vacancy may close before the closing date if we receive high numbers of applications**

About the employer

The Telegraph’s mission is to provide content that inspires people to have the perspective they want to progress in life. It delivers quality, trusted, award-winning journalism, 24 hours a day, across its digital and print properties as well as through leading digital partners. Founded in 1855, The Telegraph has built a diversified commercial model, with equal strength in advertising, subscriptions and circulation, commerce, and events. In 1994, The Telegraph launched an online offering, the first UK publisher to do so. The launch in 2016 of a freemium digital subscriptions model, with clearly defined open and premium content, has enhanced its ability to offer both scale and engagement to support this diversified approach. The Telegraph’s portfolio includes The Telegraph website and app, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph print titles, and The Telegraph Edition app which offers a digital replication of the newspapers. 21.7 million Britons consume content across the portfolio monthly, with a growing global digital audience through 89 million browsers a month enjoying The Telegraph’s perspective on the world. Additionally, The Daily Telegraph is the UK’s best selling quality broadsheet newspaper. *NRS PADD December 2016. Adobe Analytics, February 2017.


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Training provider

The apprenticeship programme will consist of:

  • A fully embedded induction programme delivered by the employer and Outsource
  • Allocation of an Outsource coach/mentor who will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis
  • Off-the-job education, training and on-line learning provided by Outsource at one of our training centres or at employer’s premises
  • On the job training delivered by the employer
  • Quarterly formal progress review meetings with the Outsource coach/mentor and employer

The Apprenticeship structure:

The apprenticeship standard has two parts:

The Learning Journey – this incorporates the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are essential to the role, employer and industry. It covers the coaching and mentoring elements of the programme, delivery of the functional skills if required and where necessary any additional support to the apprentice. Specific technical knowledge and skills training is provided by the employer. During the learning journey, apprentices will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate they have developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the role and this portfolio will support the end-point assessment

The training and development delivered by the employer and Outsource will ensure the apprentice has developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours to be able to complete their end-point assessment

The End-Point Assessment – this takes place at the end of the programme and consists of 1- 4 of the following (depending on the standard):

  • Professional Discussion
  • Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Written exam
  • Multiple choice test
  • Research project
  • Knowledge Test
  • Work based project
  • Presentation
  • Employer reference
  • Practical test
  • Apprentice showcase
  • Competency based interview
  • Quality assessment
  • Short answer question and scenario test
  • Interview

Functional Skills – This part of the programme provides those apprentices who have not achieved GCSE’s in English and Maths the opportunity to gain a qualification in English, Mathematics and ICT. Those candidates that have achieved GCSE’s in these subjects may be exempt from taking functional skills

Apprenticeship standard

Business > Business Administrator

Training provider

Outsource Training Development

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Outsource Training and Development


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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017