Business Apprenticeships

Build your future

Take the first step towards building your career while gaining real world experience and getting paid as you work towards your qualifications.
From finance to human resources, our North East business apprenticeships provide endless experiences and opportunities. Our friendly and experienced team will be by your side to support you from day one.

After completing your apprenticeship, you could be offered a permanent job at one of our businesses. You may even go on to complete further qualifications, such as a foundation or honours degree!

Choose from four different routes:

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Are you organised with great communication skills?

As a Human Resources Apprentice, you’ll work alongside our HR team to support with a range of employee related activities. From new recruits to retirees, you’ll get to work with a range of people, while developing your understanding of HR and working towards your qualification.

What you’ll be doing

  • Providing HR advice
  • Supporting with processes
  • Updating records in our HR systems
  • Assisting with learning and development
  • Helping to implement HR changes

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

2 years

Career progression

  • HR Assistant
  • HR Administrator
  • Learning & Development Administrator
Business Apprenticeships

Are you detail oriented with a passion for numbers?

As a Finance Apprentice, you’ll be supported by our team of accountants to take responsibility of a range of junior accounting activities. From paying suppliers to managing employee expenses, you’ll support with a range of finance processes while working towards your qualification.

What you’ll be doing

  • Working with sales and purchase ledgers
  • Making sure records and payments are correct
  • Reconciling balance sheets
  • Running calculations
  • Analysing data and reports

AAT Level 2/3 Certificate in Accounting

2.5 years

Future career progression

  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Management Accountant
  • Finance Officer
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Finance Apprenticeship

Are you confident and persuasive?

As a Sales Administration Apprentice, you’ll work closely with our sales team to promote our products to potential customers. You’ll help to manage the sales process from start to finish, attending exhibitions and building relationships with customers while working towards your qualification.

What you’ll be doing

  • Administrative tasks
  • Developing knowledge of our products and services
  • Researching competitors and customers
  • Building relationships with customers
  • Negotiating with customers and closing sales

Sales Executive Level 4 NVQ

2 years

Career progression

  • Sales Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Development Manager
Sales Admin Apprentice

Are you a team player with great organisation skills?

As a Business Administration Apprentice, you’ll be an important part of our team, supporting with a range of business activities while working towards your qualification. You’ll get to work across many different areas of the business, helping you to build a strong understanding of how administrative processes work.

What you’ll be doing

  • Administrative tasks
  • Speaking with customers and suppliers
  • Writing and preparing documents
  • Processing sales orders
  • Booking travel

Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

Future career progression

  • Business Administrator
  • Business Systems Administrator
  • Business Analyst
Business Admin Apprentice

Business Apprenticeships Prospectus

Find all the information you need about our Business Apprenticeships in one place.

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4 easy steps to engineer your future

  1. Apply via our website
  2. First interview
  3. Second interview
  4. Offer

Frequently Asked Questions

A business apprenticeship combines on the job training with college based learning. On our business apprenticeship scheme, you’ll spend four days in the office and one day per week at college.

Yes! You will be paid full-time, including time spent at college.

You’ll also get access to our great range of employee benefits. This includes our company pension scheme, 33 days holiday (including back holidays), cycle to work scheme, holiday buy and sell, life assurance and access to our employee wellbeing app.

Find out more about our benefits.

This depends on your chosen route, but a business apprenticeship usually takes between 18 and 24 months.

You’ll need at least a GCSE grade 4/C in Maths and English. Relevant work experience would be great but is not essential. As long as you’re enthusiastic about learning and like working as part of a team, you’ll be a great fit!

You’ll work 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

You’ll also get a half day on Fridays, finishing at 1:30pm!

Depending on your performance, you could be offered a permanent position at the group where you’ll have the opportunity to develop your career in different areas of the business. You might also choose to complete further qualifications, such as a foundation or honours degree!

A great place to start your career

We reward our apprentices…

Whether you want to start a new fitness programme or fancy buying extra holiday, we’ve got you!

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  • Hands-on Experience
  • Get Paid to Learn
  • Industry Recognised Qualifications
  • Help@hand App
  • Mentorship
  • Training & Development

Mia Nichol

BEL Engineering

Colleague Stories

From a Business Apprentice at BEL Engineering to Marketing Assistant at CMP, Mia tell us about her time so far with the British Engines Group.

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Being able to work closely with the CEO and other colleagues who have influential roles within the business gives me a level of experience that I would have never obtained from college. I feel as though I am seen as an equal and not just given the easy jobs because I’m an apprentice.


Celebrating Success

We love to recognise the achievements of our people. Taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, our Annual Awards Night is an exciting evening where we come together to celebrate our people, highlight exceptional innovators, recognise outstanding apprentices and say a big thank you to our longest serving employees.

Business apprenticeship

Any questions?

Not sure which engineering apprenticeship route is right for you? Get in touch and our friendly team will be happy to help.

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