Business Admin Apprenticeship - Business Services

Business Administration Apprenticeship - Business Services

Start your career at YPO – Business Administration Apprenticeship x 1


We are looking for a Business Administration Apprentice to join our Business Services Team.


About YPO


YPO is one of the leading public sector procurement organisations in the UK.  Based in Wakefield we supply around 30,000 products and over 100 services to our customers, providing anything from pens and paper to electricity, energy and insurance.  A not for profit organisation, we’re owned by 13 local authorities which makes us extremely proud of our public sector roots.


About the Business Services Team


The Team are responsible for a range of services to the business including Reception and post, looking after our Board and Senior Leadership Team and organising our committee meetings with Elected Members. In addition, they mange the YPO Company Car Scheme and Company Mobile Phones, as well as organising travel and accommodation for the wider business. In this team, the range of tasks are varied with involvement in every department of the business and the successful applicant will gain an in-depth knowledge of not only administration, but how a business operates.


Our Apprenticeships


Your apprenticeship will last 2 years and will include both nationally recognised qualifications and on-the-job training, as well as the opportunity to partake in our newly developed Apprenticeship Pathway – a programme of workshops designed to complement the experience you will gain through working with us. You will be working towards a Level 3 Business Administrator qualification.


Working in a lively office environment as part of a team, our Business Administration Apprentices provide support in a range of activities including dealing with customer and supplier queries, arranging meetings and travel, reception duties, data input, and record keeping plus more tasks specific to the department you are placed in.  You will develop a good understand of procurement within the public sector while you learn.


What We Need from You


In this role you will be expected to undertake general administrative tasks, therefore you must have good IT skills, and be highly organised with excellent attention to detail in order to manage workloads and meet deadlines. You will be required to work well as part of a team and demonstrate a positive attitude. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have a confident and professional manner when dealing with customers and colleagues, both face to face and over the phone.  You will ideally have previous work experience, although this is not essential, but above all the commitment to study and work at the same time.  

You need 4 GCSE’s or equivalent at Grade A* to D or 9 to 4, including English Language and Mathematics.    


Apprenticeships are available from age 16.  Students awaiting exam results can still apply, please state predicted grades on your application form.


The Important Bits


As an Apprentice with YPO, your pay will be age related in line with the National Minimum and National Living Wages which is currently:



Annual Salary

25 and Over


21 to 24


18 to 20


Under 18



You will work Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week. 


Closing date for applications is Sunday 11 August 2019, with interviews taking place Friday 23 August 2019.


If you are interested in this chance to start your career with YPO, please download the job description and application form. 


When completing your application, sell yourself to us! We want to know what you can bring to YPO.


We can’t wait to hear from you!


Please note that we do not accept CVs. All applications must be submitted using our official application form.


YPO is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best.

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