Business Administration Apprenticeship Tops Day Nurseries

We are currently recruiting for a Business Admin Apprentice to join Tops Day Nursery at Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset. This is an exciting opportunity to complete an apprenticeship with a large nursery chain with settings across the south coast.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 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

    30 Hours per week Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently looking to recruit a Business Admin Apprentice to join us at Tops Day Nurseries to complete their Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration.

This is an exciting opportunity to complete your apprenticeship within a large nursery group across the South West, who offer fantastic career progression opportunities and employee care.

Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South-West, operating 19 nurseries and 9 play club across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

You will need to have exceptional communication skills, as you will be responsible for managing telephone enquiries and passing on messages to the relevant manager or senior member of staff. 

Other responsibilities of the role will include attending staff meeting and be responsible for minute taking, alongside supporting the manager with all administrative duties across the nursery, such as photocopying, filing, distributing and sending post, coordinating refreshments for staff meetings, making trips to bank as and when required, and overseeing the managers diary.

About You

We are looking for someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about gaining the relevant experience, skills and qualifications to begin their career within an office environment.

You will need to take this role seriously, as we are looking for someone that is eager to gain more responsibility throughout this apprenticeship and to progress through the business; many of our current Head Office staff and Nursery Office Managers started with us a Business Administration apprentice!

You must have a good level of communication skills and be confident at communicating with various levels of management within the business.

The Benefits of working at Tops Day Nurseries

Here at Tops, employee care is very close to our heart and we treat our staff as though they are family….because they are! We have many benefits we offer our employees because we want them to feel appreciated and be looked after, these include:

  • 28 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
  • Staff Welfare scheme
  • Up to 40% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • Great career progression
  • Regular supervisions
  • Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
  • Uniform Provided

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have a good level of communication
  • Have a basic understanding of Microsoft packages
  • Good telephone manner

Personal qualities

  • Willing to complete a Level 2 Business Admin Apprenticeship, want to learn and develop existing skills
  • Polite
  • Communication skills
  • Good around children
  • Organised

Qualifications required

GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths or equivalent, desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

• To work towards gaining a Level 3 in Business Administration.
• To work towards an opportunity for a permanent position.

Things to consider

Please make sure you can you get to where the job is based.

About the employer

Tops Musgrove in Taunton is situated in Musgrove Park Hospital.

The nursery has 122 places for children aged 3 months - 11years.

Mini Beasts is also run at Tops Musgrove, a fun and friendly group for 5 – 11 year olds. We run action-packed holiday clubs across the summer, Easter and Christmas holidays as well as at half terms breaks.

Mini Beasts also runs a breakfast and after-school club, and we currently drop-off and pick-up from Bishops Hull, Bishop Henderson, Parkfield, St George's and Holy Trinity Primary School.


Tops Day Nurseries


Musgrove Park Hospital



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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ in Business & Administration
  • Key Skills 
  • Level 2  Functional Skills in Maths and English

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspire Training Team Limited


Sammi Franks

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017