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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/10/2019.

Business Administration Apprentice Level 2

Job Reference: 425-A-19-34208

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£146.25 per week

Business Administration Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

Salary: £146.25 per week (training wage)

Location: Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust Sites

Would you like a Career in Business Administration and be part of the NHS?

If so, we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join us as Business Administration Apprentices.

This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who want to begin their career in Business Administration, gain a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration and learn a variety of administration skills.

Our Apprenticeship programme provides exciting future pathways into career areas:

  • Corporate services that can lead to a variety of career routes - such as Education/Training, Finance, and HR
  • Patient facing services that will lead onto a breath of career routes – Receptionists, Medical secretary support, and department administration assistants roles


Beginning in January 2020, these positions will be based at the Moorfoot Office, Moorfoot Building, Sheffield and the Children’s Hospital Acute site, Western Park. These positions are office based and as such you will:

  • Be part of a team and will be contributing to the smooth running of Trust services.
  • Learn how to develop IT skills, deal with sensitive and confidential information, handle telephone calls and increase your communication skills with a variety of professionals and service users.


You will be employed on a fixed term training contract of 37.5 hours per week with a generous entitlement to 27 days Annual leave in addition to 8 days public holidays. You will be given time during your working hours to attend college and produce your written portfolio.

You must have at least 4 GCSEs at grades 8-3 (A*-D) including Maths and English, or the equivalent qualifications. You will be required to provide original copies of your qualification certificates at interview if shortlisted. You must not already hold a Level 2 or above qualification in the same subject area.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 13th October 2019

Interviews will take place on Friday 25th October 2019

We will be holding Information Sessions on Wednesday 9th October 3:30pm – 5pm at Moorfoot Office, Sheffield. To book on a place, please contact Places are offered on a first come, first serve basis.


You are required to provide at least two referees in your application. Please ensure that these are not relatives or friends and that up to date contact details are provided.

For further information regarding the post, please contact: Claire Copeland –


You will be notified whether you have been shortlisted for an interview via your NHS Jobs account.


All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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