Business Administration Apprentice COSTELLO MEDICAL CONSULTING LIMITED

As a Business Administration Apprentice, you will contribute to the company’s business development efforts and support our mission to build lasting partnerships with our clients. You will be working closely with our client engagement team, assisting with a range of administrative tasks, including scheduling meetings, taking minutes, and reports.

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Closing date: 17 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary increases are typically awarded after 12 months and will then be reviewed on a yearly basis

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, with one day allocated to course/project work.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be working closely with our client engagement team, assisting with a range of administrative tasks, including scheduling meetings, taking minutes, and running reports. You will also work alongside the wider Operations and Scientific divisions, supporting with client product pipeline research, lead generation, developing training materials, as well as further ad-hoc tasks, where required.


Key tasks will be:

·         Supporting the Scientific Teams with business development initiatives 

·         Running reports and collating information about client companies

·         Updating records, including our contacts database and contract management system

·         Scheduling meetings, collating agendas, attending meetings, and minute taking

·         Responding to, drafting, and filing emails

·         Drafting documents and presentations, as well as reviewing documents for accuracy

·         Other ad-hoc tasks in support of the wider Operations and Scientific divisions

The training you will be getting

You will be given close support and mentorship by your colleagues in the Operations team, as well as structured training and guidance on all tasks. Training will be provided by Cambridge Regional College (CRC) to supplement on-the-job training and guidance provided by Costello Medical.

You will work towards completion of the Level 3 Business Administrator Standard qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following completion of the apprenticeship, there is the possibility of a permanent position at Costello Medical with the option of further study. You would be able to pursue the following routes: office administration, business development, secretarial administration

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits: Hybrid working options, generous holiday allowance, flexible working hours, on-the-job training, discounted gym memberships, and more

About the employer

Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Top 100 Companies to Work For list for six consecutive years.




4th Floor 50/60 Station Road



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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



01223 418778

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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