Business and Administration Apprenticeship Babcock International

Excited about working in a business, but not sure where to start? On our Business and Administration Apprenticeship you’ll discover how businesses operate, whilst gaining real-world work experience and exploring where your career might take you.

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

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Fully funded qualification, personal development training and opportunities, a minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays, competitive pension scheme, employee share scheme, flexible benefits including employee shopping savings portal.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Business and Administration Apprentice, you’ll be part of our Business Support community, playing a critical role in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of our business are efficient and effective.    
This 2-year apprenticeship programme will enable you to develop a range of highly transferable business administration skills like time management, scheduling, meeting/report preparation, event coordination and document control.   
During your apprenticeship you will rotate between departments, with each placement lasting 3 months. Your placements could be in any department within our Business Support function. Common placements include Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain, Communications and Project Management.  
Throughout your apprenticeship with Babcock, you could be involved in a number of key tasks and projects, including: 

  • Business-wide continuous improvement projects
  • Organising internal communications events 
  • Collaborating with colleagues on project reporting for our lines of business 

The training you will be getting

As part of your apprenticeship, you will study for the Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Business Administration through a local college.  
You’ll study a variety of modules, including: 

  • Record and document production  
  • Decision making  
  • Communication  
  • Quality  
  • Planning and organisation  
  • Project management  
  • Stakeholders  
  • IT  
  • Policies  
  • Processes    

You will complete your academic submission via distance learning but will be continually supported within your role. Alongside this, you will be assigned a tutor from the college who will visit you at work regularly and agree targets with you to enable you to complete your college work.  

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business. 

You’ll have a range of potential career options including Team/Project Assistant, Administrator, Document Controller, HR Administrator, Bid Coordinator, Finance Assistant, and many more.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Passion for business admin


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade C/4 grade or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade C/4 grade or above) Desired

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

About the employer

Babcock is an international defence company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus countries. We meet our customers’ key requirements of affordability, availability, and capability by delivering engineering, support and critical systems to defence and civil markets.


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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

Once you’ve clicked ‘Apply’, you’ll be taken to our application site. Set up a candidate profile and you can apply for roles at Babcock.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Mar 2024