Business Administration Apprentice Cumbria Education Trust

Assisting the Business Leadership Team in the trust's head office.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    08:30 - 16:30 Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Under the direction/instruction of the Business Leadership Team (BLT) to provide general administrative support to the Trust, including answering the phones and meeting and greeting visitors: 

  • Provide administrative services including meeting and welcoming visitors, answering the telephone, receiving information requests by email.
  • Deal with routine inquiries in a friendly and helpful way. Where necessary, direct the calls to the appropriate staff or take messages and pass them on efficiently and accurately.
  • Carry out electronic and paper based filing, and other routine clerical tasks for the members of the Business Leadership Team.
  • Handling incoming and outgoing post.
  • Update governance records on websites such as Edubase and Companies House.
  • Ensure office noticeboards are up to date.
  • Conference/Meeting Room bookings, setting up rooms and ordering refreshments.
  • Arrange the diary of the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer under the guidance of the PA to CEO.
  • Provide administrative support to HR processing.
  • Ensure BLOGS are updated on Firefly, following monitoring meetings of the BLT.
  • Monitor Trust mailboxes, such as Executive Headteacher, Main Office & Yewdale Conference Room mailbox.
  • Collate CASL invoices ensuring payments are made in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • First rate communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Polite, friendly and cheerful personality with a commitment to helping people and providing a service
  • Enthusiastic to learn new skills

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE grades A* - C or 9 - 4 (or equivalent) including English and Maths

Future prospects

Potentially complete level 3.

About the employer

Cumbria Education Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. It was formed in response to an invitation from the Department for Education and functioned from September 2015. Our purpose is to deliver outstanding educational provision and ensure all pupils/students receive high quality teaching and learning opportunities. Our aim is for each Cumbria Education Trust academy to demonstrate consistent year-on-year improvement. We believe in the importance of working with others to share knowledge and best practice and we want all our pupils/students to develop a thirst for knowledge. We are passionate about putting young people first and equipping them for success in the future. By achieving our aim, we can enable every young person to reach their potential.


Cumbria Education Trust


Longtown Road



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Training provider

Apprenticeship – 12 month programme of work based learning where you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 1
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Personal Learning Thinking Skills
  • Be Safe

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by RWP Training Ltd


Katie Lawson

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Oct 2017