Business Development Administrator Apprentice Bedford College

Are you an organised person? Do you enjoy speaking to new people every day? Do you want to work for a department with a track record of successfully supporting their apprentices into permanent positions? Bedford College are looking for a Business Development Administrator Apprentice to join their Business Development team.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:30 - 17:00 and Friday, 08:30 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Your assistance to the department will contribute to supporting the next generation of apprentices
  • You will be given the opportunity to experience different roles within the department to develop a sound overall understanding and will always be encouraged to suggest new concepts and initiatives, in order to continuously improve the quality of what we do. It's important to remember that administrators play a crucial role in any organisation

They help make things run smoothly and develop knowledge which make them extremely valuable. So what will you learn during your apprenticeship?

  • You will be the first point of contact for all incoming enquiries, dealing with these enquiries promptly and proactively in line with customer service standards and passing them on to the relevant member of the Business Development Team
  • You will support the College’s Business Development Team to achieve commercial/apprentice targets. As well as develop an in-depth knowledge of the College’s catalogue of commercial courses, apprenticeship offerings, funding steams and funding rules
  • You will assist with the commercial bookings received directly into the Business Development department
  • To assist with the follow up of outstanding commercial sales enquiries over the telephone and by email
  • To assist with financial tasks as necessary
  • Add new employers, contacts and enquiries to our Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) database
  • Keep the CRM database cleansed at all times
  • To manage the electronic files related to the Business Development Team, to ensure electronic files are easily accessible and updated
  • To maximise enrolment numbers for commercial courses and Apprenticeships including assisting with marketing campaigns
  • To have a proactive approach to business development, and to participate and contribute with ideas and suggestions to achieve targets
  • To provide administrative support to the College’s Business Development and Apprentice Recruitment team
  • To record all activities on the College’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database in line with College policies and procedures
  • To update and maintain records on the College’s CRM system in line with College policies and procedures
  • To organise literature and marketing materials for any events supported by the Business Development team
  • To organise team meetings, sending out the agenda, taking and producing minutes
  • To assist the Apprentice Recruiter with administrative duties as required.
  • You will assist to monitor the Business Development email inbox and respond daily to enquiries and distribute as directed
  • You will assist the CRM executive with running reports and carrying out employer surveys
  • To maintain a high level of customer service and exceed customers’ expectations, adhering to the College’s customer service standards and processes that are in place
  • To undertake any other duties as appropriate assigned by the Director and Head of Business Development

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The possibility of a job within Business Development or within another department at the college on successful completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

communication skills, good timekeeping, Good organisational skills, IT skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 3 (A* to D)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 9 - 3 (A* to D)) Desired

Things to consider

Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of Tresham College, (Part of the Bedford College Group) Only Candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice. You will attend college lessons once a month for 9 months beginning in September 2024.

About the employer

Tresham College are part of the Bedford College Group The Bedford College Group was formed in 2017 following the merger of Bedford College and Tresham College and is now the largest provider of education in the South East Midlands, with over 15,000 students passing through their doors each year.


Bedford College


Oakley Road

NN17 1NE

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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

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2024