An Apprenticeship is a work-based programme focusing on the whole job, not just individual skills, and provides the employee with a set of vocational and functional skills along with a nationally recognised qualification. By undertaking an apprenticeship means you are in paid employment but also studying towards a qualification which is funded by your employer.

Some apprenticeship roles in Administrative Services can be applied for as a direct entry, across many of the organisations Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. Direct Entry roles are available at entry level, so it will be the first time you have worked in this type of role, and therefore will gain all the training and experience on the job. These apprenticeships will be advertised throughout the year dependent upon the organisation need.
The direct entry apprenticeship roles are found on the current vacancies pages under administrative services, and / or the organisations apprentices pages.

More on apprenticeships will be covered in the ‘next steps module.’

This table displays the examples of apprenticeships and their duration in administrative services:

Name of Direct Entry 

Apprenticeships  Role  Level  Duration (approx.) 
Customer Services  Customer services practitioner  Level 2  15 – 18 months 
Customer services specialist  Level 3  18  24 months 
Business Administration  Business Administrator  Level 3  18  24 months 
Finance and Payroll  Accounts / finance assistant  Level 2  15 – 18  months 
Assistant Accountant  Level 3  18  24 months 
Payroll Administrator  Level 3  18  24 months 
Marketing  Digital Marketing   Level 3  18  24 months