Business Administration Apprentice THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY

The Royal Society of Chemistry have an exciting opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice to join our Professional Awards and Accreditation Team. In this role, you will provide key administrative support associated with the day-to-day operations of the professional awards, accreditation, and vocational skills teams.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Plus employee benefits

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. You will be expected to attend the office 2 days per week. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

In this role you will:

  • Process applications for accreditation and professional awards, efficiently and in accordance with procedures and deadlines
  • Work with the membership operations team to support accurate record-keeping and timely invoicing relating to professional awards and accreditations
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and contribute to improvements
  • Be responsible for professional awards and accreditation mailboxes, ensuring that all queries are handled promptly and effectively whilst maintaining confidentiality where required
  • Prepare and compile documents regarding applications for accreditation and professional awards for assessment
  • Effectively liaise and engage with award managers, applicants, assessors, and committee members regarding applications for accreditation, professional awards, including management of
    assessor workload, deadlines and negotiating extensions where necessary
  • Effectively create and manage content relating to accreditation and professional awards on the Pathfinder site and the RSC internal connect pages
  • Support the organisation of meetings and events such as committee meetings, CChem Cafes, and accreditation visits

The training you will be getting

You will join us on a full-time fixed term contract for 18-months working towards a full level 3 Apprenticeship, which will include an opportunity to study an NVQ qualification (Level 3 BTEC diploma for Business Administrators).

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role will provide you with practical experience and allow you to develop essential skills like communication, organisation, and problem-solving to progress into other administration roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Time management, Interest in Chemical Science, Ability to fill learning gaps, Understands confidentiality, Work independently when needed


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

Things to consider

At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate. This is a role is full-time opportunity. You will be expected to attend the office 2 days per week. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.

About the employer

The Royal Society of Chemistry is an international organisation dedicated to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. We publish new research. We develop, recognise, and celebrate professional capabilities. We bring people together to spark innovative ideas and new partnerships. We support teachers to inspire future generations of scientists and we speak up to influence the people making decisions that affect us all.








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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


Louise Bradford

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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