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Administration Apprenticeship

by Babcock


Job Details

29th February 2024
Level 2 Apprenticeship
Business Operations

Administration Apprenticeship

Want to develop your administration skills whilst gaining hands-on, real-world work experience? This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an international business where the work you'll do is varied, interesting and makes a vital contribution to creating a safe and secure world.

About the programme

As an Administration Apprentice, you’ll be part of our Business Support community, playing a critical role in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of our business are efficient and effective.  

On this 2-year apprenticeship, you'll provide support across various departments, developing skills like customer service, diary management, document control, and event coordination.

During your first year, you'll complete three 4-month placements in different areas to gain broad experience. In your second year, you'll embark on a 12-month placement in an agreed business area, to expand your skills and define your career path.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you could be involved in projects like designing marketing materials for careers events or researching and collating information for internal use. You'll also work on team projects to build your communication, problem-solving and project management capabilities.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to take on roles such as Personal Assistant, Document Controller, Project Administrator and more.

The administration skills you gain could take you anywhere in the business. Some of our apprentices are now in positions such as Business Change Manager, Supply Chain Development Manager and Communications Business Partner.

Your education/training

You'll study to obtain the Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

With support from your college tutor, you'll develop customer service, communication, time management, and other essential business skills.

What you’ll need

  • 5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or equivalent including Maths and English
  • Strong communication abilities and excellent organisational skills are also essential.
  • Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK ( For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for full Security Clearance.

What you’ll get

If you’ve got an interest in business, engineering, science or technology, a Babcock apprenticeship could be for you.

As a Babcock apprentice, you will gain hands-on experience in the workplace while also undertaking a part-time course with a training provider.

We offer a competitive apprentice starting salary and benefits, this varies between £12,000 to £22,000 per annum, dependant on the apprenticeship level, discipline and location. You can find the specific salary on the individual job posting.

As an apprentice, you’ll also receive a superb package of benefits including personal development training and opportunities, a minimum of 28 days of holiday including bank holidays and a competitive pension scheme.  

As you progress through your career, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue further education opportunities and higher-level qualifications.

We are very proud that apprentices choose to stay with us long after completion of their apprenticeship. In fact, many of our senior managers started their careers as apprentices in Babcock.

Your career development

It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.

Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Apprentice Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partners, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.

Closing dates

Please be aware that if there is a high level of interest in this programme, applications may close earlier than advertised. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Babcock

Babcock is an international defence company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France, and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus counties. We meet our customers’ key requirements of affordability, availability, and capability by delivering engineering, support and critical systems to defence and civil markets.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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