Business and Professional Apprenticeships

Business is a wide-ranging umbrella term that can refer to multiple operational activities within an organisation.

As part of our commitment to providing business solutions, we offer apprenticeships in a number of different subjects allowing you to select the relevant training to meet your business needs.

We focus on providing high-quality professional business apprenticeship programmes for specialist functions including Management, Human Resources (HR), Accounting, Finance and Digital Marketing. All these roles support an organisation, ensuring business operations run smoothly.

Many of the apprenticeships and professional development programmes we offer combine learning techniques that complement training workshops.

Blended learning can solve many of the issues facing both traditional learning and eLearning by combining them in a ‘best of both’ approach: Online delivery and instructor-led workshops incorporated into one package. Theories learned in the workshop are then practiced and applied in the workplace, thus strengthening the learning process.

In the next section below you will find our range of business and professional apprenticeships. You can also view or download our brand new guide for employers.

Accounting, Finance and Procurement

Aimed at those who are involved in accounting, procurement and financial services as their primary work activity and have the ability to carry out a range of routine tasks in their role.

Career pathways may include progression to senior advisory roles. Possible further study and course progression opportunities may include higher education or industry specialist qualifications.

Accounts or Finance AssistantLevel 2 Apprenticeship
Assistant AccountantLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Commercial Procurement and SupplyLevel 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Procurement and Supply AssistantLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Professional Accounting / Tax TechnicianLevel 4 Higher Apprenticeship

Leadership and Management

We understand the challenges that a modern-day manager will face, as well as the skills they will need to drive business and make a demonstrable difference to your organisation.

Continuing to be efficient and productive in the workplace is essential across any industry sector in order to produce and maintain an effective workforce. Our Apprenticeships in Management and Leadership are an excellent way to support your organisation by harnessing new talent or helping to upskill your existing workforce.

Your apprentice may be required to visit our Colchester Campus, or in some cases training and assessments can be carried out in the workplace. The information for employers provided is designed to help you to kick start the process of employing an apprentice or upskilling an existing employee.

Associate Project ManagerLevel 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Chartered ManagerDegree Apprenticeship
Coaching ProfessionalLevel 5 Apprenticeship
Operational FirefighterLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Operations Department Manager – Higher Apprenticeship Level 5
Senior LeaderLevel 7 Apprenticeship
Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship

Human Resources

Our human resources training courses, workshops and apprenticeships are designed to help your organisation to manage the people function within your business. Whether it’s developing a people strategies, training to improve recruitment or workforce planning, we are able to provide targeted training that provides a solid understanding of current HR best practice in order to help businesses function more effectively. Every business has different human resources training requirements. We understand that, and will provide you with advice and guidance to help you identify your training needs, goals and objectives.


Senior People ProfessionalLevel 7 Apprenticeship
HR SupportLevel 3 Apprenticeship
People ProfessionalLevel 5 Higher Apprenticeship

Business and Services

We also offer apprenticeships in roles that support business innovation, including administration, IT, marketing and Events, as well as vocational roles across a multitude of industries.

Business AdministratorLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Customer Service PractitionerLevel 2 Apprenticeship
Customer Service PractitionerLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Digital MarketerLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Event AssistantLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship

Click here to find all of our apprenticeship programmes.

A Guide to Business and Professional Apprenticeships

Download Guide to Business and Professional Apprenticeships