Business Administration Apprenticeship 2024 SELLAFIELD LIMITED

Business Administration Apprentices provide support to various departments and management teams across the Sellafield Ltd enterprise, within a variety of departments such as Group Business Services (Admin Services, Payroll, People Administration, Accounts Payable and Recruitment), Project Delivery Directorate (PDD), Document Control and Training.

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

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Closing date: 11 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increasing to £20,309 in year 2. Higher rates are applied to those aged 21 and over. You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from an annual bonus, linked to company performance, of up to £4000*

  • Working week

    You will be required to work typical office-based hours at Sellafield Ltd, which is 08:10 to 16:20. However you may be requested to start earlier and work hours such as 07:00am to 15:10 or 07:30 to 15:40pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    12 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Your role will include tasks such as diary management, arranging meetings and events, taking meeting notes and providing general admin support to the department you are supporting
  • You may also work as a secretary to one of the senior managers of the company
  • Other tasks can include support to Document Control processes and HR related activities such as Payroll, Recruitment and processing of people related transactions in line with Company Terms and Conditions

The training you will be getting

  • Your role will be desk based and you will have the opportunity to complete the Level 3 Standard in Business Administration whilst on the scheme, by attending a local college one day a month
  • As well as acquiring administrative skills, your placements will provide opportunity to develop communication and interpersonal skills and become confident in dealing with a variety of stakeholders
  • Training location to be confirmed 

You will obtain the following qualifications:

  • ST0070 Business Administrator Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness (ANIA) Level 2 Qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, we will look to retain you in a professional full time position at Sellafield Ltd

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science/Engineering subject OR ICT subject (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

The role is suitable for individuals with a strong interest in secretarial and administrative work and will require you to have strong organisational skills. You will be liaising with different colleagues from across the organisation and therefore, will require you to have good communication skills.

About the employer

Sellafield Ltd is a global centre for nuclear engineering management. We pioneered the harnessing of nuclear power to generate electricity for the country. Now the world is watching as we set international standards in high-hazard reduction. In short, we’re at the forefront of the industry.




Sellafield Site / Surrounding offices in West Cumbria

CA20 1PG


GBS Recruitment

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Feb 2024