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Without a qualification in management, it can be difficult for employers to recruit the right people in managerial positions.

If you’re considering an apprenticeship in management, here’s everything you need to know.

What is a management apprenticeship?

Business Management apprenticeships provide a comprehensive education in crucial skills for new, current, and aspiring managers, enabling them to effectively lead organisations and support its workforce.

As an apprentice in management, your full-time job training and learning experience will allow you to learn how to:

●    Establish goals and provide team guidance
●    Develop professional connections with co-workers
●    Share knowledge and information with your team
●    Grow your personal development skills
●    Organise and monitor your team's workload
●    Develop leadership skills and be an effective team leader.

Through on-the-job experience and mentorship, apprentices in this program learn essential management techniques and gain practical, hands-on experience in their field.

Why do a management apprenticeship?

On the job training

As an apprentice, you will gain hands-on experience while gaining your qualification. You’ll get real-life experience in the world of management, so employers can see you have experience AND a qualification.

Career advancement 

As a business management apprentice, you’ll gain the transferable skills needed to be a desirable candidate when applying for jobs. Upon completion, you can set yourself apart from the crowd with a qualification and experience in the field. 

Earn and learn

Doing an apprenticeship allows you to earn a valuable qualification, experience AND gain an income. You could get your foot in the door of your dream career while being paid!

Industry recognition 

A business apprenticeship qualification and the skills you learn are valuable across the management industry. Your qualification will show your commitment to the role, which is impressive to employers.

Professional networking opportunities

An apprenticeship requires you to work in order to gain your qualification. This is the perfect opportunity to network with your colleagues, industry leaders and mentors so you can advance in your career and build meaningful relations.  

What careers can a management apprenticeship lead to?

With a management apprenticeship, you can enter many different careers such as:

  • Business management
  • Project management
  • Operations management
  • Customer service management
  • Human resources management.

What you'll do as a management apprentice

A management apprenticeship will give you the management and leadership skills you need to be a successful manager. Here are a few things you can expect to do as a management apprentice:

  • Ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Facilitating the growth and success of your colleagues
  • Identifying and implementing solutions to challenges
  • Keeping your team informed about company developments
  • Managing designated projects to ensure seamless execution
  • Providing constructive feedback to co-workers
  • Resolving conflicts and disagreements among team members.

You will gain extensive knowledge on:

  • Leadership and team management
  • Business operations
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project management
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Customer service.

The skills you will develop during your apprenticeship include:

  • Project management
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Planning and organisation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communications.

Upon completing your management apprenticeship, you will have the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications needed to prove to employers you are competent enough for your desired position. Your acquired knowledge will set your CV apart from a crowd of candidates and help you advance your career.

Why choose Total People for business admin apprenticeship?

At Total People, we have 20 years of experience delivering apprenticeships. Our instructors are there to help you along the way, providing all the necessary support and guidance you need to help you succeed in your apprenticeship and career goals.

Over the years, we have become one of the largest apprenticeship providers in the North West of England, so we have years of experience gaining extensive knowledge and resources that can benefit you.


If you’re ready to take the next steps in your career, check out the apprenticeships we provide, and apply today!

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