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Business Administration Apprentice


Harrogate, GB, HG3 2RE

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Work for the world you want to live in.


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 at our Forest More site


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 2 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.


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. 

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.


Qualifications you’ll get: 
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


What you’ll need: 

Skills required:
•    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.


Personal qualities:
•    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

Qualifications required:
•    A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade C/4+ (or equivalent) including Maths and English
•    GCSE ICT at Grade C/4+ would also be desirable


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


Babcock International 
Work for the world you want to live in. Work to leave a positive legacy that is felt for generations. Work as one team, one Babcock and create a safe a secure world, together.


For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate, and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Application Guidance

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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