Business Apprenticeships now available

South Leicestershire College has a wide range of business Apprenticeships now available.

Katy Urwin, Director for Learning and Skills – Business and Professions at the College said: “Apprenticeships are ideal for employers of all sizes who want to either upskill current staff members or recruit new employees into their organisation.

“Our Business Administration Apprenticeships are especially popular with small, medium and large organisations across all sectors.

“Administrators need a broad range of skills to work efficiently and to help increase business productivity. Skills shortages identified by organisations include a lack of office and administration skills, customer-handling skills, technical and practical skills, oral communication skills and IT skills, all of which are covered within the Business Administration Apprenticeship frameworks. These Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) programme focuses on the principles of business communication, information and administration alongside optional units which relate directly to your organisation, department and the Apprentice’s job role.

Ethan Harries, aged 16 from Bedworth is currently studying the Business Administration Apprenticeship with the College and the Life Church in Bedworth.

“I feel that Apprenticeships give you a much wider skill base. They give you the knowledge and the skills and you get so much more responsibility and independence, working and earning a salary and having the freedom you get with full-time employment.

“I do everything from project management to administration for various projects. I’m involved in the running and organisation of lots of our community outreach projects as well as some of our in house events as well.”

Katy added: “The Apprenticeship reforms will bring about some new opportunities to focus training in areas linked to specific job titles such as: Operations Manager, Team Leader, Events Assistant, Customer Service Practitioner, HR Support, IT Support, Customer Service Specialist, Public Service Operational Delivery Officer, Retail Manager, Retail Team Leader, Assistant Accountant, Professional Accounting Technician and Business Administrator. The new reforms mean that we can work with employers to create bespoke training packages to support their employees and their business.”

For those looking to employ a Business Apprenticeship, contact the College: 0116264 3535 business.development@slcollege.ac.uk www.slcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships