Apprentice Business Administrators City of York Council

We have several fantastic opportunities for Apprentice Business Administrators, who will handle such duties as responding to queries and organising meetings. The successful candidates could work in one of the following areas: • Building Services Compliance team • Special Educational Needs and Disability Services (SEND) Team

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

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual leave - 25 days' holiday in addition to 8 public holidays per annum (for full time employees) Pension - You will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme - a contributory scheme. You can choose to opt out of this.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will contribute towards the provision of an effective support service on a day to day basis under the close supervision your line manager through the training, knowledge and skills development acquired throughout the period of employment.

Your duties could include:

  • Responding to internal and external queries when appropriate, providing information, advice guided by legislation
  • Arranging meetings, booking accommodation etc. within departmental guidelines
  • Producing standard and individual letters, documents, presentations and reports.

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

You will be working towards a level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship and will also receive:

  • High quality training and development opportunities   
  • Personalised support from managers and mentors
  • The opportunity to work alongside skilled and experienced staff gaining valuable job specific and transferable skills that will support you in your future career
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be opportunity to apply for a role within the Council, but this is not guaranteed.

We believe that the experience you will gain throughout your apprenticeship will significantly enhance your ability to find employment inside or outside our organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

We are a modern council, with high standards in all we do, living up to our values and making it a great place to work. We have a supportive culture that enables our employees to make the most of their skills and enjoy a healthy work/life balance, offering you an exciting place in which to develop your career. You will be able to make a real difference to people’s lives in a cosmopolitan city that boasts a strong local economy and a growing number of prominent companies.


City of York Council


West Offices

Station Rise




Jill Anderson

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2023