Business and Administration Apprentice St Marys College Crosby Trust Ltd

**An exciting new opportunity with an immediate start** Bright Sparks Nursery at St. Mary's College in Crosby are looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual to join their expanding company. Experience is not essential as full training will be provided.

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Monday to Friday (daily hours to be confirmed at interview)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Bright Sparks at St Mary's College are looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual with good personal and communication skills, the ability to show initiative and be successful in a competitive working environment.

The role will include, but not restricted to:

  • To provide administrative duties to the Office Manager and the team, thereby enabling the department to provide excellent childcare.
  • To assist in the maintenance of a safe and secure environment through constant vigilance.
  • To respect the need for confidentiality at all times.
  • To maintain accurate and confidential records of staff, children and parents.
  • To create and distribute letters, newsletters and other parent information formats.
  • To liaise with parents with regard to enquiries, information and the general day to day queries.
  • To assist in the completion of purchase orders of resources and supplies.
  • To provide reports and documents through accurate use of Microsoft Office.
  • To support staff in their production of parent information and also with record keeping, charts and newsletters.
  • To input data for pupil’s progress records and to maintain parental permissions file for use of photography etc.
  • To welcome parents, children and visitors by communicating pleasantly and effectively in person, in writing and on the telephone.

This employer is willing to take on a Level 3 Apprentice if a candidate has already obtained the appropriate Level 2 qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Be eager to learn and master new skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Be outgoing with friendly disposition
  • Maintain a professional image at all times
  • Have a desire to learn all aspects of Business and Administration

Personal qualities


  • Be well presented at all times
  • Be punctual
  • Be able to work well in a team
  • Have a willingness to learn all aspects of Business and Administration
  • Have the confidence to use own initiative

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English A-C (or equivalent) preferred, but not essential.

Future prospects

Once the full apprenticeship framework is achieved, employees will be ready to further their career and it may be possible to progress to a higher level apprenticeship.

About the employer

Bright Sparks - located in the homely and friendly surroundings of a large Victorian house - has an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating and is a member of the National Day Nurseries Association. Our nursery includes a baby room (0-12 months), toddler room (12-18 months), little tinkers (18 months - 2 years), tots room (2-3 years) and kindergarten (3-4 years). All of our children play together outdoors in four different locations, including an outdoor forestry area, a garden area, a lovely Little Tikes-designed activity area and a separate tarmac area for bikes, trikes, cars and trucks. Our aim, with the help of these excellent facilities and our energetic staff, is to provide children with the best start to their educational journey. We do this by offering a stimulating, creative and - above all - happy environment in which each child in our care is able to learn and develop to the best of their abilities.


St Marys College Crosby Trust Ltd


St Marys College


L23 5TW

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration
  • Functional Skills – Maths, English and ICT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Jarvis Training Management Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

In order to apply for one of our vacancies, please click on the link provided and complete the online application form. Please note - when asked for the vacancy reference number on the application form, do not use the VAC part, e.g. if the vacancy reference is VAC1234567, simply enter 1234567 on the application form. Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by a member of the JTM recruitment team to discuss the vacancy that you have applied for and to explain the next steps. If you experience any problems or would like any help with any stage of the application, please contact a member of the recruitment team on 0151 336 9340 or via the live chat on our website.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017