V01934 - Business Administration (Finance/Commercial) Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

The role of a Business Apprentice within BAE Systems Maritime Services, Product & Training Services involves a wide range of activities.

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

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Working with our highly skilled and dedicated employees, including fellow apprentices, you will undertake placements in business functions such as Finance, Supply Chain, Commercial and Project Control, supporting the efficient running of departments throughout the business.  

Specific activities could include:

The Business 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 the organisation and its processes.

You will gain understanding in the way BAE Systems operates and our complex stakeholder relationships, which you will be required to interact with on a day-to-day basis.

Through training and work placements, in a variety of different functions, you will gain exposure to real challenges that support our business, gaining a firm grounding in operations and processes.

The role is one ideally suited to enthusiastic individuals who have a thirst for knowledge, a desire to learn, enjoy working in a team, can work on their own initiative and have excellent communication skills. 

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Certificate 
•    Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (If not previously achieved)
•    HNC/D Business Management or equivalent 

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

Broad Oak, The Airport




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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