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Apprentice Business Administrator in Station Rd GP Surgery Station Road Surgery

This vacancy is to join other health care professionals who deliver vital services to patients who are on the journey of improving or maintaining their health. You will need to demonstrate a positive and professional impression of yourself and the GP Practice by delivering customer service and administration to patients and customer alike.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Flexible, minimum 30 hrs. The surgery is open from 8am-6.30pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Every GP Practice needs an efficient team of administrators /receptionists who can ensure that every patient's experience is a positive one! This is an exciting opportunity to start your career in the Health Care Sector as an Apprentice Business Administrator. If you want to play an integral part Primary Care at the Station Road Surgery, then come and join us!

Job Responsibilities Administration:

To provide support to the administration team / Practice Manager including tasks such as:

  • Scan and file correspondence
  • Shred confidential correspondence in accordance with practice protocol
  • Use clinical system to identify patients requiring annual checks, and send invitations
  • Answer telephone calls and either deal with the query or pass on to the appropriate person
  • Initiate calls to resolve outstanding actions

Job Responsibilities Reception:

To provide patients with an efficient and effective telephone-based reception service which includes:

  • Making patient appointments (same day, routine, and cancellations)
  • Allocation of triage appointments
  • Giving routine test results
  • Taking home visit requests
  • Passing emergency calls i.e. chest pain/stroke to duty doctor
  • General enquiries
  • Resolving issues
  • Complaint management and resolution
  • Prescription queries
  • Appointment and clinic changes
  • To complete all associated administration in an accurate and timely manner
  • To provide outstanding customer care always, both internally and externally
  • To have a thorough knowledge of all Practice procedures
  • To work in accordance with written protocols

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good IT Skills

Personal qualities

  • Task driven
  • Confident
  • Attention to detail
  • Hard working
  • Articulate and willing to work in a team
  • Personal motivation

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalents to grade C/4 or above in maths and English desired but not essential.

Future prospects

Having gained a year’s worth of work experience and a qualification as a Business Administrator, you would be able to work as an Administrator in the Primary Care sector or in another similar setting.

Things to consider

Can you get there within a reasonable time and cost?

Have you got the skills and qualities to deal with patients and communicate effectively?

Please note these dates should be used as a guideline only, should the right applicant be found the vacancy may close early.

About the employer

This is a busy GP Practice serving the local community of Sowerby Bridge. Providing healthcare and preventative treatments. Ensuring each patient individual needs and experience are our first consideration and at the heart of everything that we do.


Station Road Surgery


Station Road

Sowerby Bridge


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Training provider

JAG Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by JAG Training

You will have on the job training within the organisation and have an assigned Assessor who will provide you with additional training sessions and assessments to gain the Business Administrator Qualification. You will have an eportfolio to work through and gather evidence during your role as a Business Administrator at the Sation Road GP Practice.

Business Level 3 Qualification includes the following modules:

  • Principles of business administration
  • Personal and professional development       
  • Managing performance         
  • Your organisation       
  • Communication in a business environment
  • Project management 
  • ICT for business

The apprentice will be able to pick from the following units:

  • Providing services in an administrative environment 
  • Legal administration 
  • Medical administration 
  • Social media for business  
  • Marketing and sales  
  • Human resources environment         
  • Providing administration in the educational environment


This apprenticeship is delivered in the workplace. The apprentice gains the knowledge, skills, and experience for providing customer service including face-to-face, telephone, digital and written communications.

The apprenticeship training is tailored to the needs of the individual employer and is delivered by highly qualified and technically competent Assessor Trainers. The programme is a blended combination of on the job learning plus off the job, e-learning content, and professional discussions.

Additional training may be included such as short courses in speaking and listening skills or giving presentations as appropriate.

If the candidate has not achieved a GSCE Grade C or Level 4 in English and Maths, then they will also be required to pass:

  • Functional Skills maths Level 1/2
  • Functional Skills English Level 1/2

This qualification is assessed at the end point and is broken down into apprentice showcase, professional discussion, and observation.

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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