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School Business Support Apprentice Canklow Woods Primary School

The role of School Business Support Apprentice with Canklow Woods Primary School is a fantastic opportunity for an organised and reliable School Business Support Apprentice to join their team in September 2021.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.70 to £311.85

    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

    Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm. Term time (38 weeks).

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role of School Business Support Apprentice  with Canklow Woods Primary School is a fantastic opportunity for an organised and reliable School Business Support Apprentice to join their team in September 2021.  Working alongside a small, existing team of Reception and Administrative Support Staff, you will be pivotal to the smooth running of the school office. The first point of contact for many members of the school and external takeholders, you will be able to turn your hand to any admin-related task that is required. You will have a positive work ethic and can-do attitude, able to work in a busy, but friendly, office environment.

And DAY to DAY?

This Apprenticeship involves learning and putting into practice the broad range of reception and administration skills, including customer care and IT skills, required in a busy school office.

As part of this role, you will be undertaking office duties such as handling telephone calls, photocopying, scanning, emailing, maintaining files and records, assisting in the planning and preparation of meetings, maintaining office supplies, responding to parent and pupil enquiries, maintaining public display areas and noticeboards and developing and maintaining effective work relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents and visitors to School. You will be based in our reception area and will become the first point of contact for our School.

Term time working arrangements are routinely operated within schools which involves you attending your place of work during the School’s normal opening dates. There is also an expectation that you will continue with your studies including, attendance at your training provider during holiday periods.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a friendly and professional reception service to all visitors and callers, responding to enquiries sensitively, resolving appropriately, directing more complex calls to appropriate staff
  • Researching, preparing and supplying information
  • Using IT applications to support the full range of office processes
  • Organising, arranging, preparing and minuting meetings, ensuring meetings and events are arranged and prepared for in a timely manner and are serviced and recorded appropriately
  • Developing and maintaining office procedures - such as distributing mail and maintaining public areas
  • Carrying out finance-related activities
  • Developing an understanding of Trust and School policies, respecting and adhering to at all times
  • To ensure documents/reports are produced and formatted to school standards and within school deadlines
  • Liaising with staff, pupils, or other outside agencies on behalf of the Headteacher/Leadership Team as required to gather, receive and exchange information
  • Providing an effective, flexible and responsive administrative/business support service to Senior Leadership Team; this may involve providing reprographics services in line with the requirement of the school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisation skills
  • IT skills, in order to maintain accurate records using a computer system (Use of Microsoft Office/Google applications, including Word and Excel, is ESSENTIAL)
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills – be able to communicate at all levels

Personal qualities

  • Be able to demonstrate an aptitude for the skills taught in the Apprenticeship (for example through work experience, qualifications or references)
  • Aspire to the successful completion of studies at Level 3 which is an essential requirement of this Apprenticeship
  • Have a Bubbly personality
  • Be Confident
  • Have a desire and commitment to ensure tasks are completed

Desired qualifications

You need GCSE or equivalents in English and maths (Grade 4/C or above).

Future prospects

Fixed Term Apprenticeship 18 Months from September 2021 There is a strong possibility of a permanent role – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business. 


  • Auto enrol pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing benefits

In addition, you will be supported as you complete your Apprenticeship Qualification, specifically:

  • Undertaking studies/coursework to prepare for external examinations
  • Preparing portfolios as evidence of skills acquired to achieve the Business Administration Framework
  • Undertaking appropriate development and training to fulfil the requirements of the post

Things to consider

Please note you are ONLY Eligible to apply for this role if:

  • You have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years (there are some exceptions to this. Applicants will need to be considered on case-by-case basis as required).
  • You are not in full time compulsory education
  • You are able to meet the entry requirements of the qualification and to undertake the studying and coursework required to complete the course

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Canklow Woods Primary school is part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust.  The Trust values and invests in all staff by providing a range of appropriate CPD opportunities.  Canklow Woods Primary School has a well-resourced working environment and a supportive and collaborative team of staff.


Canklow Woods Primary School


Wood Lane


S60 2XJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CT Skills


Lesley Bell

  • Level 3 Business Administrator
  • Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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