Business Administration Apprentices

  • Job Reference: 00017361-1
  • Date Posted: 8 February 2024
  • Recruiter: National Highways
  • Website: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: £16,100
  • Bonus/Benefits: £16,100 per annum
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Business Administration Apprentices

£16,100 per annum

Nottingham

As a Business Administration apprentice, you’ll connect with different parts of the organisation as a first point of contact and build effective relationships with our internal and external customers. You’ll discover the key business services, processes and functions that help make a real difference at National Highways.

What you’ll be doing

Our Apprenticeship Programme starts in September 2024 and you’ll be working closely with experienced business services teams, you’ll take on a variety of tasks that are critical to keeping our business running smoothly, such as:

  • Handling emails and calls
  • Managing information, documents and records
  • Supporting and organising events
  • Preparing business documents, reports and presentations
  • Financial activities such as payments processing

As well as gaining valuable real-world business experience in a challenging and rewarding role, you’ll discover how we manage:

  • Service delivery, quality and business performance
  • Key projects and programmes
  • Relationships with our external suppliers

You’ll also complete a Level 3 qualification in Business Administration, which will open up lots of different career paths and opportunities for progression at National Highways.

You’ll find loads more information about the skills and knowledge criteria you’ll work towards on this apprenticeship programme on our careers site which you can access via the apply button but are not obligated to apply to view details.

What you’ll get in return 

By combining working and learning, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience and pave the way for a bright future with us. We’ll support your development every step of the way and you’ll enjoy the chance to shape your future with personalised development plans and career guidance.

You’ll have:

  • A dedicated line manager, job mentors and a skills coach to provide encouragement, direction and career planning support
  • Flexible working arrangements and time away from your role for your studies
  • Opportunities to connect and network with other apprentices as part of our Early Talent community

As well as a competitive salary, you’ll also have access to a fantastic employee benefits package including:

  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays).
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus, access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines.
  • Great deals, discounts and cash back offers from well-loved retailers.
  • Access to an ABTA bonded travel agency  
  • Contributory pension scheme with generous employer contributions.
What you’ll need to succeed 

It takes all kinds of people to keep our organisation (and roads) moving. Whatever your age, whatever your background, an apprenticeship is just the start of a long, fulfilling career with us.

If you can show that you’ve got what we see in our apprentices every day, you’ll be a great match. You’ll have:

  • The ability to work effectively with others in a team.
  • The ability to work to timescales, understanding when and how to prioritise.
  • The ability to give and receive information effectively.
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • A desire and passion to grow your career at National Highways.

You’ll also need to have these essential qualifications:

  • Minimum of five GCSEs (including English and Maths, at grade C/grade 4 or above)

It is key to know all offers to onto our apprenticeships are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. This includes a Right to Work check, reference check and a DBS criminal record check.

About us 

Our strategic road network carries a third of all traffic and two thirds of all our country's freight. By investing in the right projects (and in the brightest talent), we’re building a network that makes everyone better off.

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

And finally 

Please complete your application as soon as possible, as we may close to new applications earlier than the current closing date of Monday 4th March 2024.

To apply please visit