Apprentice Business Administrator

Join Severn Trent as an Apprentice Business Administrator in Oxfordshire. Full-time role with benefits. Entry-level position with a focus on renewable energy and sustainability.

Severn Trent
Severn Trent
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   GBP 17k   43 days ago

Would you like to be a part of the largest producer of renewable energy from food waste in England and Wales and support our circular economy? We provide cost-effective and sustainable recycling solutions through our award-winning network of 11 Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities across the Midlands, South Wales, Devon, and London.

In addition, we own a diverse portfolio of renewable energy production facilities including 33 Solar parks, six wind turbines, and three hydro-electric turbines. Coupled with the energy we generate from our AD facilities; we produce enough renewable energy to power 91,000 homes.

Employing people from across our communities and beyond, ST Green Power is an exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be curious, and where you can truly make an impact to our environment, now and for future generations.

Apprenticeship Programmes are a great way to earn and learn!

Our Apprentice Business Administrator Programme offers the perfect blend of personal and professional development, exposing you to the core of our business. Entering an apprenticeship scheme with us involves working towards the role of a fully-fledged professional, earning a salary, whilst also being able to maintain a sense of academic achievement. At Severn Trent we provide the perfect mix between hands-on experience and a formal qualification, enabling our apprentices to make a real lasting difference to our customers and communities, not just for now, but far into the future.

You’ll be supported every step of the way, by your line manager and mentor. Working alongside our support functions and operational teams, you’ll contribute to the efficiency of our organisation, working across teams and resolving issues as requested. The role may involve working stand-alone or working beside members of your team. Your position will involve developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving administrative services. You’ll develop your strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills.

How Will the Programme Work

Entry Criteria

This apprenticeship standard is at Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A-Level qualifications). If you don't already have GCSEs in English and maths, you will need to take functional skills as part of the apprenticeship, which is an alternative to GCSEs and achieve a Level 2. You will need to achieve this prior to completion of your apprenticeship.

Typical Off Scheme Role

After you have completed this apprenticeship, you will take up a Commercial Coordinator role, where you will be able to put your skills to action

What Will You Learn

  • Through this apprenticeship, you will foster a strong sense of leadership, realise qualities of management and be able to voice your opinion as you gain experience.
  • You will be taught how to be flexible and problem-solve, communicating with clients, suppliers, and demonstrating project management.
  • You will develop a large range of skills, such as professionalism and effective decision-making
  • How to develop, implement, maintain, and improve administrative services

What We’re Looking For

We want our employees to care and to have a genuine passion for what we do as a business. We need people who want to make a difference to our customers, now and for the long-term.

We’d love you to be someone with…

  • A ‘can do’ attitude – willing to get stuck in, take accountability for decisions and actions and who takes pride in their work
  • A love of variety in a role and ability to adapt to a dynamic, fast-paced working environment
  • Ability to quickly prioritise tasks and the initiative to dive head-first into problem solving.
  • No two days are the same on the front line and not every day goes to plan, so you’ll need to be quick on your feet to respond!
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and enjoy working with multiple teams
  • Ability to analyse and interpret information and effectively communicate this to different team members and audiences
  • Curiosity to learn quickly in a reactive and dynamic working environment

How We’ll Reward and Care for You in Return

It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.

With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £1,500, which is subject to eligibility)
  • Pension scheme – we will match your contribution up to 6% Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bees Nurseries, and one-week free childcare
  • Dedicated training and development with our Academy
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies

As if that isn’t enough, you’ll receive an annual salary increase whilst you’re on programme and you’ll also get an increase when you move into your first job.

Let’s Go

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Please note, we don’t require a CV or cover letter to complete your application, the system will ask you for this, but you can just upload a blank document.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Severn Trent we are passionate about our people. We want to make sure that we continue to foster a more diverse, inclusive, and cohesive culture that represents the communities and customers we serve. We’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity, who help us with our commitments. Find out more about our commitments to Diversity and Inclusion at Severn Trent. Click here to find out more

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About the role

Jan 16, 2024

Full Time


Mar 29, 2024


GBP 17k

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Entry level


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