Business Administration Apprenticeship Swanmore College Of Technology

A great opportunity for to work with this Good rated secondary school undertaking a varied business administration role.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday –Friday – Term Time only

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2018

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be responsible for providing a high level of administrative support to the general function of the school.

Duties would include:

  • Answering internal and external calls
  • Receive visitors to the College
  • Answer routine enquiries from pupils, staff and visitors
  • Ensure the smooth running of Reception
  • Update notice boards
  • Assist with the daily organisation of registration/tutor wallets
  • Provide admin support for staff as requested
  • Answer/action emails
  • Maintain pupil records including attendance, behaviour, achievements etc.
  • Create alerts for pupils and staff
  • Assist in the organisation and administration of parents’ evenings
  • Assist pupils to make appointments e.g. Careers
  • Any other such duties as may reasonably be allocated by the Headteacher or PA to Headteacher/Senior Administrator

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Friendly and supportive, personable approach
  • An engaging and inclusive attitude
  • Prepared to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • An organised, efficient and timely approach to work
  • Attention to detail, methodical approach
  • Self-motivated, able to manage own caseload in line with timescales without supervision
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm; a willingness to support ad hoc duties as necessary
  • Computer and numeracy skills

Qualifications required

  • For this level Apprenticeship E or above in Maths, English and ICT is requested, however all applicants will be considered on merit subject to initial assessment against the challenging academic requirements of the framework
  • Confident application of English is critical to this role

Future prospects

Prospect of permanent position following apprenticeship

Things to consider

This is a salaried, term time only position with holidays to be taken in the school holidays.

About the employer

Swanmore College has a rural location situated approximately 13 miles south of Winchester, within easy reach of Portsmouth and Southampton. The college is a popular and successful 11-16 school. Our most recent OFSTED report in March 2014 recognised Swanmore College as a good school.


Swanmore College Of Technology


New Road


SO32 2RB

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Training provider

  • Bespoke off the job to meet the need of the framework delivered at the College site
  • Regular visit and support from the assessor on the workplace
  • NVQ Level 2 Business Administration

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Fareham College


Fareham College 01329815229

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017