Business Administration Apprentice Anstey School

An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in a Business environment. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly offices as part of the administration team and gain office experience while you learn.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £81.00 - £141.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    9am - 3.30pm Monday to Thursday TERM TIME ONLY as this is a school position the hours are sessional.

    Total hours per week: 20.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Parenta have many opportunities available, and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend!

We are currently hiring candidates to work in an office based environment.

The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:

  • You become an employed member of staff
  • You will be paid an hourly rate

You will work towards gaining a full qualification – without having to attend classroom based lessons. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 or Level 3 in Business Administration.  

Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor/tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.

Your role will include:

You will be a team player whilst maintaining the ability to initiate and self-manage your own tasks. You will be required, at all times, to maintain the highest possible standards, in order to provide the best possible service, by ensuring full compliance will the companies policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Data input information into the office systems.
  • Filing, scanning, typing, faxing and emailing.
  • Use a variety of Microsoft Packages (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to compose and update documents and distribute reports to the business.
  • Deal with communications (mostly over the telephone and face to face) with other stakeholders in the business.
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment.

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within a Business or Customer service sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

  • Have an Excellent telephone manner.
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude.
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual.

Apply now!

The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £3.50 from the 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour. Most receive more; a median basic hourly pay rate of £6.31 for Level 2 and 3, and £9.68 for Level 4 and 5 Higher Apprentices

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good communication skills and to be organised.
  • Experience of working/participating in a team environment.
  • Written, verbal and listening skills.
  • You will have a basic knowledge of MS packages including Outlook, Word and Excel.

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and outgoing with a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally with a wide range of people.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Warm, caring and approachable.
  • Flexible.
  • Open to change and a team player.

Qualifications required

  • You will have an interest in Business Administration.
  • A good Level of English, Maths, and ICT.

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in Administration! Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration, with a chance to progress to a Level 3 qualification after that.

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times/travel arrangements. For any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0800 0029242. Please do not contact the employer directly.

About the employer

We have superb outside facilities which include an outside classroom (“The Cabin”), a wildlife area, pond and raised beds in which we grow a fantastic range of vegetables. This year we have introduced the Montessori approach in our early years classrooms and will be developing it throughout the rest of the school up to Year 4 in the next year. The result is a unique blend of the National Curriculum being taught through a topic, skills based approach, with a Montessori ethos throughout the school. This leads to independent learners, who take responsibility for both themselves and the environment around them. Our children are expected to organise themselves, communicate in an appropriate fashion and challenge themselves to extend their learning. Our size is also our strength. Although we are Hertfordshire's smallest school we are well resourced, with iPads, wireless laptops and interactive whiteboards. Access to our own minibus gives us the flexibility to take our children on regular trips to enhance their learning experience and their enjoyment of time spent at our school. In addition, we are often able to share events and learning opportunities with other schools. The excellent behaviour of our pupils and their willingness to join in confidently with larger groups is regularly commented upon by visitors and observers. In this way, our pupils have the best of both worlds. We have a tradition of providing a caring, nurturing, ‘family’ setting which encourages sociable, confident, well-mannered and thoughtful children. At the same time, they are developing their confidence and wider social skills to prepare them for their future development. Our children are always encouraged to work to their highest standards and achieve their full potential which is much more than just academic success. We aim to support them as they grow into confident, happy individuals and to provide them with the skills to get the most out of their education at every level.


Anstey School




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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Mathematics, and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group


Chloe Patey 0800 0029 242

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017