Business Administration Apprenticeship (Level 3)
NNL is not like any other business, and our apprenticeships are like no other. Our apprentices are our future, which is why we have a dedicated apprenticeship programme which supports our apprentices in their personal development whilst they are completing their apprenticeship.
To welcome you into the business, all our NNL apprentices join a 3-day induction programme. This will give you an understanding of the business, the programme you will follow and what we’ll expect from you during your apprenticeship. Following your induction, you’ll be supported through your apprenticeship journey focusing on personal development. This covers a range of skills from time management to team working. We’ll learn about you together.
We even have a dedicated apprentice Advisor who is there to ensure that you are settling into your apprenticeship at NNL, both in the workplace and at College.
We are looking for Business Administration apprentices who have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied with the nuclear sector. The role will involve working independently as well as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. The role will also involve developing your key skills and behaviours to support and enhance your own progression towards management responsibilities.
The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with our internal and external customers. With a focus on adding value, the role of a business administrator contributes to the efficiency of the service that NNL provides, through support of functional areas, working across our teams and resolving issues as and when requested.
The Ideal Candidate
The Business Administration apprentices are expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing and enhancing their own skill set. Candidates should have the ability to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills and decision-making.
You’ll already have a good academic background when you apply for an apprenticeship with us. You should have attained or be on track to achieving 5 GCSE's A-C (New Grading 9-4) including Maths & English.
NNL RECOGNISES THE UNCERTAINY THAT HAS ARISEN REGARDING THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO CANCEL EXAMS IN 2021 AND TO PUT IN PLACE ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS. THIS WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION THROUGHOUT OUR APPRENTICE RECRUITMENT AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS.
We’re looking for people who can be part of our future. People who want to succeed and have the commitment and motivation to get there. People who ask questions and demand answers, who’ll be open to learning and work hard.
We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic achievers who’ll want to be part of our mission to grow the nuclear industry.
Due to the nature of our work we can only accept applications from those who have held UK residency for the last 5 years.
About The Company
Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.
Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.
Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.
We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials
NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.