UCL Human Resources


Business Administration Early Career Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship that provides an opportunity to develop your administration skills to support progression towards management and leadership.

What is it?

With 45,000 students and 14, 000 staff UCL needs large numbers of professional services staff employed in a wide variety of administration roles. Business Apprentices provide administrative support across a range of areas within UCL. You will work as part of a team to develop, implement, maintain and improve administrative services. You will contribute to the efficiency of the organisation and use strong communication skills to provide a high level of service.

We offer the Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship over 18 - 24 month period which provides the grounding for a career in UCL professional services. During your apprenticeship you will work on projects relevant to your role to develop your skills.

Who is it for?

These programmes are suitable for School or College Leavers who have a keen interest in developing a career in administration or management and leadership in the Higher Education Sector. This also may be suitable for career changers or graduates who wish to pursue a career in Higher Education Professional Services or Management.

As this is funded through the Apprenticeship Levy there are specific eligibility criteria that applicants should meet.

We expect all applicants to have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/ Level 4 or above.

You will be fully supported throughout your apprenticeship by your line manager, a mentor, the HR Apprenticeship team and a coach from our training provider.

We hope that this programme will prepare you for a long-term career at UCL. You will be supported to make applications for permanent roles towards the end of your apprenticeship.

Staff in Management and Leadership roles have an opportunity to undertake Level 5 and Level 7 Management and Leadership Apprenticeships to achieve ILM qualifications.

How do I apply?

We work closely with our partners at LB Camden to provide opportunities for local residents or school/ college leavers from Camden and will prioritise these applications.

All vacancies are advertised on our job website. Applications will be accepted through the Find an Apprenticeship website and are managed on our behalf by our training provider. Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an in-person interview.