Business Administration Apprenticeship PLAYDALE PLAYGROUNDS LIMITED

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. From the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Profit bonus, potential to earn 5% of yearly salary. Competency framework and bi-annual performance and pay reviews.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am-5pm. 1 day attending college per week.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers.

  • With a focus on adding value, the role of business administrator contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.
  • The business administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills.
  • The business administrator is also expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others. 

The training you will be getting

The apprenticeship will typically take between 12 and 18 months to complete.

This apprenticeship standard is at Level 3.

Where a business administrator has not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.

Career progression
The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We have many departments within Playdale including accounts, HR, production admin, sales, project management and marketing. Depending on the interests of the apprentice they could move into any of these departments where they could progress into management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 or above) Desired

About the employer

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, international business currently in 50 countries, who designs, manufactures, and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment. We pride ourselves on creating exciting, innovative, and educational outdoor play equipment that makes children smile all over the world.







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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: 31 May 2024