Business Administration Apprentice Veolia UK

Veolia is looking for a Business Administration apprentice to join our team in Slough. You will be dealing with all aspects of administration whilst working towards a Business Administrator Level 3 apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will increase year on year.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 40 hours per week - Day shifts 8:00am - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Do you see yourself in an apprentice role?

Salary: £10.18 per hour plus Veolia benefits (this will increase as of 1st of April)

Location: Slough

Programme Duration: 18 months

When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources, and help it become a better place for everyone.

Our apprenticeship scheme puts you at the forefront of Ecological Transformation, contributing towards our purpose of protecting the planet’s natural resources, while supporting the communities we work in.

We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment in small and big ways, and contribute towards our inclusive culture.

Apprenticeship Programme;

During this programme, we'll help you develop your practical and behavioural skills and support you in gaining the technical and professional knowledge required for you to succeed in your career.

As well as this, you’ll also gain the Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration qualification.

With many of our colleagues starting as apprentices, you’ll receive full support and guidance from everyone throughout.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have received industry-standard training and attained qualifications that will enable you to progress and reach your full potential.

What will you be doing? 

  • Support the help desk with logging and prioritising work (in line with guidance)
  • Scheduling of Facilities-related tasks and allocating to engineers and subcontractors for completion
  • Interaction with engineering teams to ensure work completion to agreed timescales
  • Provide admin team cover for holidays and absence
  • Collation of customer reports and updating customer reports
  • Assist in raising purchase orders and invoice validation
  • General filing and document retention. 

What's next?

Before we can consider your application further, you'll need to complete a couple of short, gamified assessments. If you're successful following this, we’ll then invite you to one of our virtual assessment days and a site visit.

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

We're proud to be listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023, being named as a Top 10 Very Big Organisation and Highly Commended as a workplace for 55+.

This accolade further demonstrates our commitment to our people and our actions in creating an environment where everyone can be their true selves and enjoy working at Veolia.

We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout the application process and provide reasonable adjustments where necessary and requested. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application and interview process please do not hesitate to let us know.

Please note that if a high number of quality applications are received, this vacancy may close early. To avoid disappointment, please apply with plenty of time before the stated advert closing date.

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment
  • Maths and English Functional skills if required
  • Other training such as working on personal development and brand awareness
  • Health and safety training (delivered in house)
  • Mentoring and shadowing
  • 20% off the job training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This will depend on the candidates career aspirations, it could be anything from credit controller, accountancy, contract management, progression on to higher level apprenticeships or choosing to take a completely different path with the support of the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Resilience, Agility, Learnability


GCSE or equivalent English and Math's (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

What we can offer you; - Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential - Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health - 24-hour access to a virtual GP - Discounts on everything from groceries to well-known retailers - Mentorship support and a buddy system

About the employer

Veolia is tackling the climate crisis through a comprehensive range of waste, water and energy management services that help build a circular economy and protect the environment for generations to come. We're innovators committed to carbon reduction through energy-efficient solutions, preserving natural resources, protecting biodiversity, combating climate change and raising environmental awareness.


Veolia UK


228 Bath 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

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

You will need to apply through our Veolia careers page. A member of the emerging talent team will be in contact once you have submitted your application. You will also have to complete some short interactive assessments. Should you be successful you will be invited to an assessment day.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Feb 2024