The world of business is vibrant, fast paced, challenging and rewarding. There are lots of different jobs and career paths on offer, from Business Administration, to Accounting and Finance, through to Project Management, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing and General Management.

The vast array of jobs on offer mean that the sector employs an incredible 3.25 million people in the UK – Marketing employs more than 700,000 alone! If you have an interest in the commercial world you can work across all sectors, enabling you to follow a particular passion or interest, for example as an accountant within motor sport or perhaps working within public relations in the NHS, the possibilities are endless.

With administration, business and entrepreneurial skills very much in demand by employers this is a great time to enter the world of business. Whether you have an interest in numbers, or feel you have the creative flair for marketing, or you see yourself leading and managing a team, there is something out there for you.

Business and administration roles are the lynch pin of the economy – they certainly provide the oil in the machine!

Some of the many different jobs and careers available, include:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Bidding & Tendering
  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources & Recruitment
  • Marketing
  • Office Management
  • Public Relations
  • Sales

You can see lots more job roles and their profiles by visiting the National Careers Service site.

Many local training providers offer a wide range of training and qualifications to support you in gaining the job you want – everything from Business Advisor to Economist, to Finance Manager and Office Manager, through to Business Consultant and Public Relations. Visit our members page where you can access more information on specific providers.

If you are keen to undertake business related study you will need to have a good level of English and maths, and good IT skills. In today’s busy commercial world, technology is the bedrock of any business, whether it’s a small enterprise or a large multi-national corporation, they all make use of technology to manage their business functions – from e-mail communications, to budget management, from presentations and report writing through to HR, and everything in between!

You can enter the sector in a number of ways including:

  • Full-time / part-time college courses
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher National Certificates (HNC)
  • Higher National Diplomas (HND)
  • Foundation Degree
  • Bachelors Degree

Would you like to work within Business? Are you looking for an Apprenticeship? You can find all the latest vacancies by visiting the Find an Apprenticeship page.

Are you an employer interested in taking on an apprentice to support your business growth? Help and support are available via the Government Employing an Apprentice web page or contact us.