V01931 - Business Administration Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

As a Business Administration Advanced Apprentice in our Warship Support business you will develop a set of highly transferable skills which supports the Planning, scheduling and wider engineering activities being undertaken in our business.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

During your apprenticeship you will undertake a number of placements that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to meet the requirements of Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship standard.

During these placements you will gain valuable experience in an engineering business environment, which will enable you to undertake your role upon successful completion of your apprenticeship. 

Specific activities could include:

The Business Administration Advanced Apprenticeship is typically 24 months (2 years) and aims to provide a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours, which can be gained working within our organisation and its processes.

The apprenticeship is a firm grounding in organisational operations and functional processes, as well as the wider working environment.

Apprentices will primarily support the Production Planning community as they transform Ministry of Defence work requirements into production ready tasks for our workforce to execute. Responsibilities will include: 

•    Ensuring all planning pre-requisites are met to allow orders to be progressed to production.
•    Extracting third party documentation described in order or task libraries.
•    Creation of work packs ready for production to execute, this includes but not limited to printing drawings, documents, reference material etc. as determined by Service Order references.
•    Raising of change request notifications as directed by the Planning Manager. 

The training you will be getting

•    Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Certificate 
•    Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (If not previously achieved) 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs Including Mathematics, Science and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential

About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




BAE Systems

The Old Iron Foundry, PP204

The Parade, HM Naval Base



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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024