Business Administration Apprentice CBRE GWS LIMITED

CBRE Managed Services are now recruiting for a business administration apprentice to join their team. The successful candidate will work in a multi-faceted role to assist multiple teams including, but not limited to, Engineer Support, Planning, Contract Support, and Senior Management. Learning all aspects of Business Administration.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00 This includes 1 hour unpaid lunch a day

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This role will be a multi-faceted role in which you will be required to assist multiple teams including, but not limited to, Engineer Support, Planning, Contract Support, QHSE and Senior Management. The assistance will include using all Microsoft Office Programs including Microsoft Visio, Smartsheet, Power BI, Excel, Word and Outlook to enhance and support the requirements needed by the relevant team(s).

Training and Development is a central focus on this contract and therefore the successful applicant will find themselves fully trained in all aspects needed to ensure their role contributes to the smooth running of this prestigious contract.

Working with multiple functions on CBREs most prestigious account. The role will entail many different learning opportunities from understanding how maintenance can impact business continuity through to finance.

Day to day duties could include but not limited to the following:

  • Working within the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Working closely with the Reliability and Planning Team to support the update of maintenance strategies for Continuous Improvement
  • Working alongside Contract Support team to better understand how finance and procurement link in with Asset Management
  • While reporting into the QHSE Manager where you will learn about all aspects of regulatory and statutory compliance duties within an engineering environment

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • On the job training delivered by the employer

Allocation of an apprenticeship delivery coach who will carry out:

  • Regular training
  • Assessment and support visits to ensure you acquire new learning, knowledge skills and behaviours in order to progress and develop
    Identify, track and support 20% off the job training activities
  • Quarterly formal progress review meetings; identifying learning achievements and next steps
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, there is the possibility of full time employment and further progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Ability to prioritise workload, Positive attitude, Interpersonal skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Please note the location is currently a working Construction Site.

About the employer

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We assist all Asset Management activities across the AstraZeneca R&D Headquarters at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.




1 Francis Crick Avenue,

Cambridge BioMedical Campus,



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Training provider



Kayleigh Byner


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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