University of Nottingham (the)

Apprentice Business Operations and Administrative Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)

University of Nottingham (the) (Employer)

Babcock Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,011.00
36.25 hours per week Hours of work are full-time (36.25 per week), worked 5 days, Monday to Friday.
2 years (duration)
1 October 2022(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
4 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Looking to take your first step on a career that underpins world-leading research and teaching and helps change the world? To support our success we are recruiting an Apprentice Business Operations and Administrative Assistants (OAA). As an OAA you will work flexibly as part of a team to support administration in the Faculty of Social Sciences.


What will the apprentice be doing?

The specific division of responsibilities will be agreed locally but these roles are varied, ranging from supporting education and student experience, research, business operations, governance, and facilities management.  Regardless of the area of focus, you will:

work alongside experienced colleagues learning on the job;
support activity, operations and administration ensuring an exceptional customer experience and high levels of service;
provide support and guidance on operational processes and activities;
contribute to continuous improvement in the Faculty;
provide general support including: supporting committees, raising purchase orders, maintaining records, dealing with enquiries, organising events, updating websites etc.; and
contribute to local projects and initiatives. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will work towards a Level 3 qualification in Business Administration.  

The apprenticeship will be provided in conjunction with Babcock.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Subject to successful completion of the apprenticeship and satisfactory performance, this opportunity will possibly lead to permanent employment.

Reality Check

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. Recruitment will be based purely upon merit.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Flexible approach to work

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English and maths (Grade 4 - 9) Essential
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