Business Administrator Apprentice - Topic Selection Team (Salary - £15,668)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Manchester, M1 4BT

Closes in 15 days (Friday 9 August)

Posted on 5 July 2024


This is an exciting opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice to sit in the Topic Selection team within the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation (CHTE) directorate. The successful candidate will play an integral role in supporting the team, providing a range of administrative duties.

Annual wage
£15,668 a year

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

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 6:00pm

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


1 Year 4 Months

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

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date
  • Alongside your apprenticeship, you'll also have access to online learning, in house training and mentoring.

Where you’ll work

Level 1A

City Tower

Piccadilly Plaza


M1 4BT


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:

    • Maths and English (grade 9-4/A*-C or above)

    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
    • Time management

    Other requirements

    Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and expects all staff, employers and all other partners that we work with to share this commitment.

    About this company

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care. Their role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. NICE do this by producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners; developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services and providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care. As an organisation we all collaborate to achieve this same goal through empowering our workforce to do great things! Not only that, we also put your individual health and wellbeing at the forefront, offering you a great place to work, good benefits, and flexible arrangements, all within a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment. Our values and behaviours - YouTube (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Support and development throughout your apprenticeship to apply for a permanent role at NICE. Alongside your apprenticeship, you'll also have access to online learning, in house training and mentoring.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sabina Adam

    07566 289 979

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263024.

    Apply now

    Closes in 15 days (Friday 9 August)

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