Business Administration Apprentice



Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 27 June 2024


Redditch United Football Club is seeking a dedicated and dynamic Business Administration Apprentice to support a variety of departments at the football club. The chosen candidate will be able to learn more about the way a football club operates and will have the opportunity to work within a variety of departments.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Working hours between 08:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and occasional ad-hoc weekend work

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 16 September


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

This role offers a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive experience in business administration within a professional sports environment.

Business Administrator L3 Apprenticeship Standard - Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date. 

Where you’ll work




B97 4RN


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Business administrator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Skilled in the use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to: write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data. Examples include MS Office or equivalent packages. Able to choose the most appropriate IT solution to suit the business problem. Able to update and review databases, record information and produce data analysis where required.
  • Produces accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals. Makes recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management. Drafts correspondence, writes reports and able to review others' work. Maintains records and files, handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation's procedures. Coaches others in the processes required to complete these tasks.
  • Exercises proactivity and good judgement. Makes effective decisions based on sound reasoning and is able to deal with challenges in a mature way. Seeks advice of more experienced team members when appropriate.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within their own team and across the organisation. Demonstrates ability to influence and challenge appropriately. Becomes a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as they gain area knowledge.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms. Uses the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively. Demonstrates agility and confidence in communications, carrying authority appropriately. Understands and applies social media solutions appropriately. Answers questions from inside and outside of the organisation, representing the organisation or department.
  • Completes tasks to a high standard. Demonstrates the necessary level of expertise required to complete tasks and applies themself to continuously improve their work. Is able to review processes autonomously and make suggestions for improvements. Shares administrative best-practice across the organisation e.g. coaches others to perform tasks correctly. Applies problem-solving skills to resolve challenging or complex complaints and is a key point of contact for addressing issues.
  • Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines. Positively manages the expectations of colleagues at all levels and sets a positive example for others in the workplace. Makes suggestions for improvements to working practice, showing understanding of implications beyond the immediate environment (e.g. impact on clients, suppliers, other parts of the organisation). Manages resources e.g. equipment or facilities. Organises meetings and events, takes minutes during meetings and creates action logs as appropriate. Takes responsibility for logistics e.g. travel and accommodation.
  • Uses relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report. Plans required resources to successfully deliver projects. Undertakes and leads projects as and when required.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Math and English (grade 4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    The role will require some evening / weekend work in line with events at the club.

    About this company

    Redditch United boasts over 600 registered players and has seen extensive growth in both number of the quality of our provision in recent years. We offer a premium non-league experience most notably benefitted by the excellent facilities at The Valley Stadium and several other local facilities that we use to house our football activity. The Valley Stadium is a hub of the local community hosting a variety of football and non-football-based events. We also host full-time education programmes for around 80 learners each year and variety of corporate and business networking events. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Redditch United are offering a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive work based experience in business administration within a professional sports environment.

    They are keen to recruit someone who wants to develop a career - if this is you we encourage you to apply (a specific interest in football is not essential).

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Erica Swingell


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260929.

    Apply now

    Closes on Friday 30 August

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