Curriculum and Administrative Support Apprentice Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

The College is seeking two Apprentices, one to work as part of our Curriculum and Administrative Support Team and one to work in the Library and Learning Resource areas of the College. In both roles you will gain experience in a wide range of areas in this busy sixth form environment.

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Closing date: today

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

    Hours of 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am-4.30pm on a Friday with one hour for lunch .

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The duties of the post will be determined by the Curriculum & Administrative Support Manager and will be drawn from the following areas:

Curriculum/Administrative Support:

  • Designing, reproducing and administering a wide variety of teaching and learning and publicity materials using a wide variety of software packages.
  • Assisting programme and subject areas in administrative and organisational tasks in their departments including setting up classroom displays.
  • Providing support and advice to staff and students requiring reprographics services and ensuring all equipment is functional for daily use.
  • Providing support as required to the MIS database of the college regarding student admissions and guidance information.
  • Organising and maintaining manual filing systems for student records and other filing as required.
  • Processing College incoming and outgoing mail.

Reception Duties:

  • Receiving and directing visitors to the College and handling enquiries as appropriate.
  • Answering the telephone and directing telephone calls as appropriate.
  • Dealing with queries from students, parents and staff.
  • Carrying out general reception duties.

General Duties:

  • Carrying out duties, commensurate with the position, as determined by the Curriculum & Administrative Support Manager or the Principal according to unexpected College needs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proficiency in IT and keyboard skills
  • The ability to use, or become familiar quickly with, a broad range of computer software applications, particularly presentation packages, and office reprographics facilities
  • Excellent organisational/administrative skills
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • A good degree of attention to detail and accuracy

Personal qualities

  • The capacity to meet deadlines
  • The capacity to maintain an informative and helpful manner even when under pressure
  • Initiative
  • A teamworker
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiasm and a sense of humour

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in four subjects including English Language

Future prospects

There is potential for further education or employment for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Own method of transport required to arrive at office

About the employer

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College is a sixth form college for students over the age of sixteen. The College was established in 1970 on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School which was founded in the sixteenth century, possibly earlier. Our success and popularity as a college are built upon our commitment to providing our students with the best possible learning environment and highest possible standards of support and guidance. Since opening, the College has been a popular choice for students and has continued to expand. There are approximately 1900 students on roll with a significant proportion coming from outside Darlington and a number from independent schools. The majority of our students have a full programme of Advanced Level courses and the academic work of the College is of a high standard with an excellent record of examination success across the curriculum.


Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College


Vane Terrace



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Training provider

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • L3 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • L2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (as required)

Training will take place periodically at our Training Centre in Darlington. Here you will learn the theory elements of the course, gaining the knowledge to complete the qualifications. You will spend the other days with your employer and here you will be trained in the practical aspects of Business and Administration, with guidance and support from the employer and the training centre staff.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning and Skills


Lauren Mallaby 01325 405601

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply through the employer's website. Ensure that you look at the person specification and job description and use this information to complete the application form fully.

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

Apply now

Closing date: today