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There are a whole range of Business Apprenticeships available - and if you want to get your foot in the door with a reputable employer to build your career, an apprenticeship is a great way to do this. Business Administration is always widely varied, and allows you to develop a wide range of transferable skills. Up until recently, the only way to get into the Law industry was through university, but this is now a thing of the past! A legal apprenticeship is an excellent way to break into the industry, without the debt obtained from a degree.

If you’ve found the ideal Business Admin & Law job for you there’s just a few things you may want to know about how the application process for these roles usually work...

Your pathway into
the industry

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Always check the entry requirements for these roles, and make sure you have the correct qualifications before applying. A lot of roles within this industry have strict entry requirements - so be mindful!

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Using our CV Builder and helpful CV guide create your skills-based CV. Don’t worry too much - we are here to help if need be.

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Once you have submitted your CV to us one of our Recruitment Resourcers will be in touch to find out what kinds of roles you are after and help fill in any CV gaps if there are any. If you feel confident, there are loads of jobs on our website you can start applying for straight away!

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Now we know what type of role you’re looking for we’ll help you find a position and conduct a mock interview so you feel super prepared for that all important next step. Don’t worry if you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website - our team can point you in the right direction if this is the case.

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If your application is successful and you’re called in for an interview we can provide support in multiple areas, including travel planning, budgeting and more!

Job listings

Business Administration Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP7CC40027
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Bury
Weekly Wage:
£ 192
Employer:
QA
Your potential career is just a click away! Go on 'See Details' for a full overview about this role
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Sales Support Apprentice (Business Admin)

Job Ref:
QA-VPA59B3603
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Preston
Weekly Wage:
£ 168
Employer:
QA
The successful candidate will mainly work in our sales admin department. 
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Admin Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP2D43947D
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Preston
Weekly Wage:
£ 303
Employer:
QA
Your potential career is just a click away! Go on 'See Details' for a full overview about this role
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Apprentice Administrator

Job Ref:
QA-VPCDD4C5AE
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Sunderland
Weekly Wage:
£ 150
Employer:
QA
A rare opportunity exists to join a small specialist company, who focus on recruitment in the retail motor industry. 
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Apprentice Account Administrator

Job Ref:
QA-VPB7F97CCB
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Cheshire West and Chester
Weekly Wage:
£ 192
Employer:
QA
We are looking for an Apprentice Account Administrator to join our existing team and support our market leading Sales team. 
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Business Administrative Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VPDEE137EE
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Trafford
Weekly Wage:
£ 168
Employer:
QA
In this role you will provide an efficient and effective clerical and administrative support service to a designated team in accordance with Mastercalls Policies & Procedures. As this is an apprenticeship post, you may be required to work in areas and departments throughout the organisation to develop skills, knowledge and experience in all aspects of administration.  You will have to sign a Learning Contract with a Training Provider and adhere to the agreement. 
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Business Administration Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP4C8738D4
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Preston
Weekly Wage:
£ 187
Employer:
QA
No description available for this listing.
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Operational Administration Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP77425C28
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Preston
Weekly Wage:
£ 192
Employer:
QA
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Operational Administration Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP6748BB71
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Reading
Weekly Wage:
£ 211
Employer:
QA
Your potential career is just a click away! Go on 'See Details' for a full overview about this role
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Business Administration Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP54B45A98
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Manchester
Weekly Wage:
£ 240
Employer:
QA
Gooey is home to some of the best development talent in the UK, they are now expanding their administration team to help support daily administration duties. 
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Business Administration and Reception Level 3 Apprenticeship

Job Ref:
QA-VPE4D545B4
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Islington
Weekly Wage:
£ 346
Employer:
QA
Your potential career is just a click away! Go on 'See Details' for a full overview about this role
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Data Analyst Apprentice

Job Ref:
QA-VP21F1C9B0
Listing Date:
12.12.2019
Location:
Swindon
Weekly Wage:
£ 346
Employer:
QA
The Apprentice role has been created to help develop individuals who are looking to enter the Analytical arena.  The position would suit a proactive and engaging individual, someone with a keen eye for detail, who is looking to learn and become an integral member of the team. 
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Required Skills & Qualifications

Entry requirements vary, depending on the level of apprenticeship you want to apply for, so always check the job description. Work experience isn’t necessary, but any form of experience on your CV that shows vital communication and organisational skills is a benefit!

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Personal Assistant

Myth busting

Personal Assistants are an integral part of the day to day running of a business. Many people think they are just grabbing coffees and lunch - but this couldn’t be further from the truth! Personal Assistants work closely on a one on one basis with senior members of staff, and there’s a whole lot of responsibility involved. A PA can be tasked with overseeing a range of activities, including project and event management! If you have excellent organisational and communication skills, and enjoy a varied role, then this is a definitely a role to consider.

Senior PA’s can earn anything between £35k and £40k p/a.
Job Role Progression: • Junior personal assistant
• Personal assistant
• Senior personal assistant
• Executive assistant
• Personal Assistant Manager

Finer Details

This is a widely varied role with excellent benefits, the chance to travel the world, and the opportunity to have hands on involvement with some high profile projects!
Main responsibilities might include:
• Organise & scheduling meetings
• Project & event coordination
• Liaise with other colleagues on behalf of your manager
• Answer & screen calls
• Prepare and deliver reports

The good points...

There are excellent career progression pathways, the opportunity to travel, and gain new skills! Many PA’s have the opportunity for personal development through attending company courses.

... and the bad

Work as a Personal Assistant can be particularly demanding, as you have to be available to work within your manager's schedule. This could involve working some evenings and weekends, for example, if there is a particular event you must attend.

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Administrator

Myth busting

Are you highly organised and prefer to keep to a schedule? From booking dinners, and having set plans for trips away, if you like order in your life then a role in Administration might be one to consider. Administrative roles give you the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, as they provide the ability to carry out a varied range of tasks on a daily basis. It goes without saying - time management, organisational skills and attention to detail are a must!

A Senior Administrator can earn around £25k p/a
Job Progression: • Administration assistant
• Administrator
• Senior Administrator
• Office Manager

Finer Details

Working hours are usually standard office hours, however there’s lots of opportunity for part-time and flexible roles.

Main responsibilities may include:
• Managing diaries.
• Answering phones.
• Directing queries.
• Ordering stock & supplies.
• Filing.

The good points...

This is a highly structured role, allowing you to carry out a wide range of tasks. Administrative roles are great for developing a range of skills. You also liaise with multiple departments, so it’s great if you like working with a wide range of people and would like an insight into a range of departments.

... and the bad

Starting salaries don’t tend to be that high, however, progression opportunities allow you to climb the monetary ladder. You will find that you’re mainly doing the same set of tasks, so some people could find the job to be repetitive.

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Paralegal

Myth busting

Paralegal roles are a perfect way to get into the law industry, without a university degree. While you may not be a fully qualified solicitor, you will still be involved in a huge amount of legal work, and will therefore have to have the necessary skills and knowledge to do so. Paralegals mainly support lawyers in their work, and can even specialise in a particular branch of the law, such as criminal, corporate, and so on.

Experienced Paralegals can earn around £30k p/a.
Job Progression: • Legal Assistant
• Paralegal Specialist
• Law Paralegal

Finer Details

Paralegals are usually office based and work standard office hours. However, you may be required to attend meetings/court hearings, or work additional hours to meet deadlines.

Main Responsibilities Can Include:
• Interviewing clients and passing on relevant information.
• Assisting lawyers in preparing for court cases.
• Drafting documents and letters.
• Handling client caseloads.
• Administrative duties.

The good points...

Work is always busy and extremely varied, so there’s very little chance of you being bored on the job. It’s also a great way to get into the legal industry without having to do the years of studying - perfect if you are keen to get straight into work.

... and the bad

This can be a highly pressured role, especially if you have a high caseload! You may also be required to work longer hours with little or no notice, which can eat into your social life.

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Secretary

Myth busting

Originally, Secretarial roles were usually quite mundane, and mainly involved typing and filing. Nowadays however, secretaries are expected to be far more skilled and juggle a busier workload. Secretarial roles can be based in a variety of sectors, including legal and financial institutions, insurance firms, and more.

A senior Secretary can earn around £50k p/a
Job Progression: • Junior secretary
• Senior secretary
• Industry specialist secretary

Finer Details

Secretaries will usually work a 40 hour week, however, you will have to prepare to be flexible and work longer hours when deadlines need to be met.

Main Responsibilities May Include:
• Scheduling meetings & appointments.
• Taking meeting minutes.
• Answering phones.
• Organising guest travel arrangements.
• Responding to emails.

The good points...

Secretary salaries are usually quite attractive, and there are always solid progression opportunities. You’re also given the chance to work alongside industry professionals and develop a wide range of skills that are relevant to your chosen industry.

... and the bad

There’s a lot of paperwork and structure involved in secretarial roles. If you like to have a more varied role, you might find secretarial work slightly repetitive. Some people also feel like the role doesn’t provide enough opportunity for a lot of responsibility.

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Solicitor

Myth busting

When you think of the legal industry, the first job role that springs to mind is that of a Solicitor. Traditionally, you could only there was only one route you could take - School, A levels, and then University. Nowadays however, you can even use apprenticeships as a stepping stone between school and university - giving you crucial qualifications and invaluable work experience. Do not be fooled though - a legal apprenticeship isn’t the “easier option”, as there’s still lots of work involved, and law firms will only take on exceptional individuals. So make sure you show them why they should choose you!

Solicitors who reach Partner level can expect to earn between up to £100k p/a!
Job Progression: • Trainee solicitor
• Qualified solicitor
• Practice Partner

Finer Details

While Solicitors do earn very attractive salaries, they definitely have to work for them! You will be expected to work longer hours if you have a heavy caseload - so motivation is a must.

Main Responsibilities May Include:
• Giving legal advice.
• Researching cases.
• Representing clients in court.
• Drafting legal documents.
• Liaising with clients.

The good points...

Being a Solicitor is a highly rewarding role, and you can find yourself working with people from all over the world! If you have clients based overseas, there’s loads of opportunity for travel involved. No day will be the same and you will face new challenges, and the salary is pretty great too.

... and the bad

Solicitors are always busy, and this can get worse with deadlines and court cases approaching. This role isn’t for the faint hearted - if you can’t perform under pressure, then you should look elsewhere. Working with clients overseas can also mean you have to coincide with their working hours, meaning you may find yourself in the office until the early hours of the morning!

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Clerk

Myth busting

The role of a clerk is far from a boring desk job, and is an important role for any organisation. They work behind the screens to keep things organised and ticking over. Clerks can be known as a variety of names, such as clerical workers or clerical assistants. Whatever the name, you will be supporting the management of administration tasks within an organisation.

Clerks can earn around £24k p/a, with higher salaries in London or specialist positions, such as legal clerk.
Job Progression: • Clerk
• Senior Clerk
• Office Manager

Finer Details

This is mainly a desk based role with usual 9-5 office hours. During busier periods, you may be expected to stay later.

Responsibilities:
• Filing
• Information gathering
• Sorting post
• Updating databases
• Supporting reception desk

The good points...

Clerk positions are available in a wide range of businesses across almost any industry, from the private sector to local government. Many roles also have a lot of scope for flexibility.

... and the bad

This role can be very admin heavy and involve a lot of repetitive tasks.

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HR Manager

Myth busting

HR managers are a crucial role in any organisation, and oversee the recruitment, onboarding and ongoing support of employees. They can heavily influence a company’s culture and the way people perform. They must have a clear understanding of the law (particularly employment law), be strong communicators and have the ability to work with a wide range of people.

The average salary for a HR manager is around £50k p/a.
Job Progression: • HR Administrator
• HR Advisor
• HR Manager
• Head of HR
• HR Director

Finer Details

HR managers will usually work 9-5, Monday-Friday. However they may be required to stay later/start earlier to conduct interviews or if any important issues arrive with staff members.

Responsibilities:
• Handling employment relations issues such as grievances and employee welfare.
• Leading the recruitment process, including selection and interviewing of candidates.
• Leading new starter company inductions.
• Overseeing staff attendance and absence monitoring.
• Providing detailed HR reports to senior management teams.

The good points...

The role of a HR manager can be highly rewarding, and gives you the opportunity to see individuals really grow and excel in their careers. You will also get to work and liaise with people in all departments of the organisation, so is great for sociable people!

... and the bad

This role can be quite stressful and come with a lot of pressure, as you can find yourself dealing with a lot of issues that deal directly with staff members.

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Operations Manager

Myth busting

An operations manager is a varied role, that involves overseeing day to day activities that ensure an organisation is running as well as it possibly can. Responsibilities vary between different companies, but generally it includes monitoring and analysing the current system of production or provision to check it’s effective, and working out a strategy for improving if necessary.

An operations manager with experience can earn around £55k p/a.
Job Progression: • Operations Analyst
• Operations Manager
• Chief of Operations

Finer Details

Most operations managers work full-time doing standard office hours, but overtime during evenings and at weekends may be necessary, especially during big projects or periods of change.

Responsibilities:
• Planning and controlling change.
• Managing quality assurance programmes.
• Researching new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency.
• Setting and reviewing budgets and managing cost.
• Overseeing inventory, distribution of goods and facility layout.

The good points...

It’s a relatively secure career as the job is important and in demand, so you’re likely to find work and be highly respected if you choose this career. You will also gain a varied range of skills that can be transferred across a wide range of industries.

... and the bad

There’s a lot of responsibility and that means intense pressure to perform well every day. An operations manager’s work is critical to the success of an organisation, so it can be stressful.

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Project Manager

Myth busting

Understandably, Project Managers are crucial in organising and overseeing all elements of a job. They will be involved in the initial development of an idea, hiring the staff needed to carry out the work, and generally ensuring that a project runs smoothly. The role can involve working on a variety of public sector related projects, and while each project may change, your role and responsibilities within it will not.

Project managers can earn around £50k p/a, with salaries increasing depending on the scale of the project.
Job Progression: • Project Assistant
• Project Co-ordinator
• Project Manager
• Head of Projects

Finer Details

As a project manager, deadlines can set your working hours, but typically you’ll be working the regular 9-5 on weekdays. Because every project is different, your working environments will change, and can involve a lot of travel.

Responsibilities:
• Ensure the project is maintained and to a good standard.
• Write up reports.
• Making budget estimates.
• Risk analysis.
• Hire specialised staff.

The good points...

It’s a job full of job satisfaction. You’ve managed to organise a team, conquer any troubles along the way, and end up with a finished product to be proud of.

... and the bad

The team won’t always want to co-operate. From work-shy colleagues to people who constantly turn up an hour late, you’ll be dealing with them all. Plus if the project is a disaster, you’ll be in the firing line.

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Receptionist

Myth busting

Receptionists aren’t just required to meet and greet callers and visitors, they also need to know everything that’s going on in an organisation. From knowing which important meetings will be taking place to coordinating deliveries and organising travel arrangements for staff, receptionists need to know it all. You can also be considered the face of the company, due to being the first person that clients and employees see.

Senior receptionists can earn around £25k p/a.
Job Progression: • Receptionist
• Front Desk Manager

Finer Details

This is a heavily desk based role, due to the reception needing to be supervised at all times. You may be required to start slightly earlier and finish slightly later that other staff members, to ensure that there is always someone around to greet guests.

Responsibilities:
• Booking meetings.
• Arranging couriers.
• Screening phone calls.
• Sorting and distributing post.
• Meeting and greeting clients.

The good points...

It’s a highly sociable role, allowing you to work with people across all departments within an organisation.

... and the bad

When working for larger organisations, there can be a lot of demanding staff to deal with. Receptionists have to have the ability to remain calm under pressure, to ensure that employee needs are met.