Business Administration Apprentice University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice to join our Finance Team. You will develop highly transferable experience, knowledge, skills. These skills will ensure you have a solid understanding of business basics. Alongside this, you will have the practical experience of working in a large and multidisciplinary educational organisation.

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    £13,886 if aged under 18 £16,599 if 18 to 20 £22,081 if 21 or over

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Core working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Develop, implement and maintain administration services in a finance department within the university 
  • Work independently taking responsibility for the outcomes of their work, with support of the employer and the training provider
  • Build team relationships quickly and learn from others to develop specific skill sets

The training you will be getting

During your apprenticeship with us

  • You will attend monthly sessions to gain Business Administrator knowledge 
  • You will be supported by an in-house Apprenticeship Skills Coach who will meet with you monthly to carry out observations and help
  • You collate evidence that will be used for your final assessment 
  • You will also be assigned a mentor and manager in your host department, who will help you embed your learning into day-to-day life in the role. They will give you the space to be able to practice and learn new skills in real life situations
  • At the end of the apprenticeship you will achieve the Level 3 Buisness Administrator qualification
  • You will also take Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English unless exempt

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completing this apprenticeship you have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to work in a range of business administrative roles and you will have the practical experience of working in a large and multidisciplinary educational organisation. We will work with everyone to identify suitable roles beyond their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Newcastle University is part of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We have over 37,000 students and 6,000 colleagues, giving us a diverse, vibrant and dynamic professional environment. Our UK campus is based in Newcastle city centre and we also have a global presence through our campuses in Singapore and Malaysia. We have a thriving international community of colleagues and students from over 140 countries.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Newcastle University

Newcastle Upon Tyne



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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

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