Business apprenticeships

Meg Timbrell
Content & Social Media Manager
1 min read

Why a business apprenticeship?

To get your foot in the door of the business world, apprenticeships are an excellent way of providing you with hands-on experience that a business degree (without work experience) often can't do.

A career in business often doesn't mean one singular thing, opening many doors to different careers, and even giving you opportunities to work abroad.

Depending on what you want to specialise in, there are a range of types of business apprenticeships, including consultancy, leadership, management, business administration, and business development. You might also be able to specialise in slightly different sectors, including accounting and HR. For more info about accounting apprenticeships, click here.

The different levels of business apprenticeships

Level 2 or intermediate apprenticeships are weighted equally to a GCSE.

Example:

  • Recruitment Resourcer

Level 3 or advanced apprenticeships are the same as an A level, and are where the majority of apprenticeships are.

Examples:

  • Business Administrator
  • Digital Marketing
  • HR Support
  • Public Service Operational Delivery Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Team Leader/Supervisor

Levels 4-7 or higher apprenticeships are the equivalent to a foundation level degree and above, with levels 6-7 being the same as a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

Examples:

  • Associate Project Manager
  • HR Consultant/Partner
  • Junior Management Consultant
  • Operations/Departmental Manager
  • Policy Officer
  • Regulatory Compliance Officer
  • School Business Professional
  • Chartered Manager
  • Digital Marketing
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Leader

Companies that offer business apprenticeships

There are many companies that offer business apprenticeships, including Barclays, AstaZeneca, IBM, Nestle, Tesco, PwC, Unilever, Aldi, BBC, KPMG, Transport for London, Chartered Management Institute, GSK, EY, and many more.

Day in the life

To see the latest business apprenticeships on Sort - click here.

For more of a general guide to apprenticeships, click here.

For further info, visit apprenticeships.gov.uk.

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