Business Administration Apprenticeship THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE

We are seeking an organised and proactive Business Administration Apprentice to join our Academic Affairs team. This is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral member of the team, providing administrative support in a variety of functions.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:45 - 17:15 Friday, 08.30 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will work with various teams across the Institute in order to gain a broad range of knowledge and skills aligned to your programme of study.

The role will be varied and busy, and will include:

  • Administration relating to student recruitment, including placing adverts, collating applications and arranging interviews
  • Assisting with student training, setting up training rooms and hosting training providers
  • Helping to organise a range of events and meetings
  • General administrative tasks

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to progress to a permanent role within the Institute but this is not guaranteed
  • The skills and experience acquired will equip you to undertake a range of administrative roles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Proactive & positive attitude, Willing to learn, Proficient in MS Excel & Word


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Essential

About the employer

The Pirbright Institute delivers world-leading research to understand, predict, detect and respond to viral disease outbreaks. Our major strength in understanding the immune systems of livestock provides a platform to control current diseases and respond to emerging threats. Our Institute is made up of a dynamic and vibrant community of staff covering a diverse set of chosen fields, backgrounds and experience. We all play a crucial role in furthering the Institute’s aspirations, advancing the frontiers of science and knowledge through our excellent scientific research, knowledge sharing and contribution; with a real focus in improving the world in which we live. Our outlook is always balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one Institute’ approach.




The Pirbright Institute

Ash Road


GU24 0NF

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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


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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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