Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship: Business

Civil Service

Business roles are at the core of the work the Civil Service does and the business apprenticeship scheme offers a wide variety of posts across the organisation.

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

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

37 flexible hours

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

2 years

Possible start date

02 Oct 2017

Date posted

03 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Higher Level Apprenticeship

Reference number


You’ll be working within an exciting and fast-paced environment and have the opportunity to develop valuable skills in organisation, planning and problem-solving.

What you’ll do

Teamwork and collaboration are essential in all business areas. Often the role of a business apprentice is to support this collaboration and help bring teams together. For example, you could be organising meetings or managing communications. A significant number of the business apprentice roles are also dynamic and customer-facing.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We want people with good skills in communication, problem-solving and organisation. You’ll also develop these skills throughout the apprenticeship.

Personal qualities

We’re looking for apprentices who:

  • have a real interest in the way an organisation operates
  • have a desire to help the organisation achieve its objectives as effectively as possible
  • recognise how the work they do contributes to providing a vital service to the public
  • are keen to reflect on their performance, and learn and improve
  • support others in their workplace to do the same

Qualifications required

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, or equivalent. (Or expect to have these qualifications by 31 August 2017.)

You’ll also need to check you meet the general entry requirements, such as age, nationality and residency.

Future prospects

Permanent job attached to the apprenticeship

About the employer

The Civil Service helps the government of the day develop and carry out its policies. We also deliver vital services which help people across the country and from all walks of life. Some of the areas where civil servants are doing important work include: • shaping healthcare so that people can live better for longer • collecting the money that pays for the UK’s public services • making sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy • leading global work to end poverty and saving lives when communities are hit by humanitarian emergencies In a nutshell, we’re working to make everyone in Britain healthier, safer and more prosperous.


Civil Service

Training provider

The business apprenticeship involves a blended approach to learning, with a combination of facilitated learning in workshops, digital delivery and one-to-one coaching support.

The qualification has 2 main components*:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Business and Professional Administration
  • NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration

    Learning will take place on the job and in various locations across the UK.

    The learning programme includes managing projects, encouraging learning and development and managing business risk.

    Whilst you’ll get some study leave you’ll also be expected to study a lot in your own time, particularly around exam time and when you have assignments and portfolio evidence to submit.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Professional Administration

Training provider

National Apprenticeship Service

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by National Apprenticeship Service

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Apr 2017