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Business Administration Apprenticeship

Job description

Wouldn’t you want to live in a world where people, populations and the planet thrive? Where technology protects rather than threatens. Where societies feel safe and secure. Where cities and continents feel part of one global community.

We’re an international aerospace, defence and security company, with sites all-round the UK, that do loads of exciting and important things to make the world safer and more secure. We defend nations, save lives and protect communities around the globe.


For this role you will be based in the Bristol area at either our Ashton House site or at our Bristol Business Park site in Stoke Gifford with access to work flexibly from the two different sites. Normal hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday, with a flexible start and finish times.

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.

Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Our dynamic and motivated leadership team is committed to an exciting transformation agenda that will help Mission Systems to innovate, modernise and create a more people-focussed business that can support our customers’ mission. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, Mission Systems employs approximately 1,600 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Ashchurch.

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

Business Administration Apprenticeship

If you are interested in starting a career in business but are not sure which area you are best suited to then our Business Administration scheme may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Our apprenticeship scheme will take two years to complete. During this time, you'll earn a competitive apprentice wage and gain hands-on experience in the workplace. As part of the structured training programme, you will complete your academic submission via distance learning whilst being provided with continual support within your role.

Possible placements

Our 24-month apprenticeship programme will enable you to develop a range of highly transferable business administration skills. Work tasks will directly link to course modules. During the scheme you will undertake several placements with each placement lasting between 6 and 12 weeks thereby gaining real life work experience whilst earning a competitive salary. Using this experience, you will be able to define your career path before embarking on a “Substantive Role” in your second year in your preferred business area.

Alongside this, you will be assigned a tutor from the college who will visit you at work regularly and will agree targets with you to enable you to complete your college work.

What you’ll need

  • A passion for administration
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and build strong relationships with co- workers
  • Able to communicate with others well at all levels, both verbally and through formal written correspondence
  • Adaptable to change
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good organisational skills with an excellent attention to detail.
  • IT proficiency
  • Resilient, determined and able to work under pressure
  • Robust work ethic
  • Safety conscious and show high levels of reliability, punctuality and dependability
  • The ability to act independently
  • The ability to work on multiple tasks and understand how to prioritise.
  • Focused on your own self development
  • Hard working
  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • The drive to develop and apply education gained from the training provider and Babcock
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade C/4+ (or equivalent) including Maths and English
  • GCSE ICT at Grade C/4+ would also be desirable
  • The ability to gain SC clearance.

What you’ll get

  • Generous benefits including:
  • Very competitive starting salary
  • Fully funded qualifications up to degree level may be available
  • Personal development training and opportunities
  • Pension scheme with employee contributions matched up to 8% of salary
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working (by local arrangement)
  • Discounted shopping and half-price cinema tickets
  • Cycle to work scheme


The Apprenticeship Standard in Business Administration Level 3 covering a variety of modules, some of which include:

  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Communication
  • Quality
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project management
  • Stakeholders
  • IT
  • Policies
  • Processes

At the end of the two years, having completed your apprenticeship your potential career options include Project Assistant, Executive Assistant, HR Administrator, Bid Coordinator or Finance Assistant.

Additional job details


Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at the interview.

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Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 27 March 2023

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Closing date:  27 March 2023

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