Business Development Administrator Apprentice Cheshire College - South & West

The successful applicant with be part of the Business Development team, supporting applicants through the recruitment process, organising assessment and advisory meetings, and maintaining databases of apprentices and candidates. The apprentice will also support the Business Development Executives with their administration.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,158.72 to £20,048.08

    Benefits include 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and • Access to world-class facilities • Extensive upskilling opportunities • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities • Onsite Costa, café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

With training and support, the apprentice will:

  • Conduct pre-interview and organisation of assessments for each apprenticeship applicant
  • Keep the database of candidates ("Talent Pool") up to date by keeping in contact and updating records accordingly
  • Promote apprenticeship opportunities across Social Media and with local agencies
  • Prepare employer apprenticeship agreements and check returned documents for accuracy and completion
  • Organisation and minute-taking of College Employee Advisory Panels.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will receive training from a workplace mentor and a vocationally competent assessor towards the Business Administrator level 3 apprenticeship standard. In addition, they will complete Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English as part of the apprenticeship - unless evidence of exemption can be provided.

In addition, along with all college employees, they will undertake continuing professional development activities throughout the year, which will include mandatory training such as Health and Safety, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Safeguarding and Prevent. They will also attend whole college Staff Development and Staff Welfare days.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of this apprenticeship may lead to other more senior administrative posts or a position within the Business Development team in this college or elsewhere.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Are you prepared to work in a fast paced, target driven team ? Have you considered your travel arrangements to our Ellesmere Port campus?

About the employer

Cheshire College South & West is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, offering exciting opportunities for its 600 staff, 12,000 students and 1,800 Apprentices, who all have access to the contemporary environments at our modern campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester. The College is a key driver in the regeneration of the region, providing innovative approaches to teaching and vocational learning and an exceptional workplace. Staff will receive a range of benefits, proven by our commitment to the Investors in People standard.


Cheshire College - South & West


Ellesmere Port Campus

Off Sutton Way

Ellesmere Port

CH65 7BF

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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


Sophie Foreman


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

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