Business Administrator Apprenticeship - Level 3 NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the National Centre for Social Research as part of a cohort of Business Administration Apprenticeships.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

You’ll provide effective and efficient administrative support across the organisation. You’ll gain valuable experience of what it is like to work in a research organisation in all parts of the research lifecycle where you’ll deliver exceptional customer service.

As an apprentice with us, you’ll be expected to work as part of a team and contribute to the smooth running of services meeting the needs of service users internally and externally.

This will be a structured apprenticeship programme. Each apprenticeship will have their base within the People Directorate and have a structured rotational programme to work in other parts of the organisation.

  • People Directorate
  • Data Collection/ Delivery (based in Harrold Wood)
  • Finance & Business Services
  • Research Centres

Typical duties will include:

  • Working within the team to provide a professional, customer -focused service to all stakeholders
  • Managing generic inbox, sourcing responses and responding
  • Supporting managers with routine admin
  • Note taking and diary organising
  • Preparing document packs and reports
  • Maintaining accurate records on the database and internal NatCen systems
  • Day to day administration

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once our Apprenticeships have successfully completed the apprenticeship programme, they will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to pursue an ongoing career in different parts of the organisation and the opportunity to further progress in Level 4/ degree apprenticeships depending on their area of interest after the rotation programme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade 4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

We have four apprenticeships and they’ll from part of a rotation programme and must be able to commute to our London (EC1V – Northampton Square) and Harrod Wood (RM3 – Ashton Gate) offices. Working pattern: Up to three days in office; One day working from home; One day study

About the employer

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is a registered charity and is the largest independent and not-for-profit social research organisation in the UK. At the National Centre for Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing. We have offices based in Islington (EC1V 0AX); Harold Wood (RM3 8UF); Edinburgh.




35 Northampton Square



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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024