Business Administration Apprenticeship

As Business Support, you will be required to provide a range of support across the Talent and Careers Team to enable the effective delivery of key talent activities for the organisation..

This apprenticeship will work within the Operational Delivery Profession

As an apprentice, we will support you in your development allowing you to progress through a structured career path, with training and qualifications tailored to your requirement and the business needs.
  • Provide key admin support for the Talent and Careers teams
  • Support the coordination of key activities such as data collection, development programmes and events;
  • Source and book venues and facilities
  • Respond to changing priorities;
  • Work across the multi disciplines to support the Talent & Careers team as a collective;
  • Work collaboratively with the 3 HEOs to support their delivery;
  • Champion Talent & Careers and contribute to delivering a streamlined service.
  • Support the shared inbox management and mailing lists
  • Provide secretariat duties where required for meetings
  • Help prepare reports and presentations and supporting ad hoc items as required

The apprenticeship
You will undertake a fully funded Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship where you will gain a work-based qualification. This will be obtained through employment, gaining experience to help you work towards your qualification, as well as attending formal training and other development opportunities that will consist of 20% off the job learning.
You will develop skills that will aid you in the workplace, such as organisation, communication, the ability to work under pressure, teamwork and lots more, giving you a real and valuable insight into the industry.

To be eligible for funding for this apprenticeship candidates must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject. For example, if you currently hold a Level 3 Business Administration qualification, we would consider this ineligible.

You must also have been a resident in the UK or EU for three consecutive years prior to the start of the apprenticeship.

Please note this is not exhaustive list of requirements and we look at each applicant on a case by case basis and all applications will initially be sifted against the eligibility criteria and applications that do not meet these criteria will be sifted out of the process.

Standard apprenticeship eligibility criteria apply

Person specification

Essential Criteria
  • Take ownership of personal development
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a range of groups and individuals across the organisation
  • Proven organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines with attention to detail
  • Is able to work with a range of digital tools to support their work
  • Is self-motivated, flexible and prepared to work across a range of duties
GCSE English grade A - C or equivalent qualification/experience

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace


The Office for National Statistics is part of the Civil Service, and as such we share a number of key benefits with other departments, whilst also having our own unique offerings to support our 5000 valued employees across the business

Whether you are hearing about us for the first time or already know a bit about our organisation, we hope that the benefits pack attached (bottom of page) will give you a great insight into the benefits and facilities available to our employees, and our fantastic working culture.

We are an organisation that takes the well-being of its employees seriously and lives and breathes the desire to modernise the workplace of the future. Everyone, from our office-based staff in Newport, London and Titchfield, to our field interviewers and airports and ports passenger survey staff, are part of a diverse and inclusive family.