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Business Administration Apprentice William Edwards School

We are looking for enthusiastic, professional and confident individuals to join our Admin Team in the role of an Administration Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career in the field of administration in an educational setting.

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Closing date: 10 Jun 2022

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

    Shifts are Monday to Friday, 8 hours with 30 minute unpaid break, starting at 8.00am and finishing at 4.00pm for 4 days and 3.30pm on one day.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Duties will include:

To work within the admin team to provide administrative support, ensuring that operations are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner:

  • Student database maintenance
  • Typing of correspondence, reports and other document
  • Maintaining office filing, photocopying
  • Collation of pupil reports
  • Receiving deliveries

Being an initial point of contact in person or by telephone:

  • Answering and directing enquiries from staff, pupils, parents and the general public, providing this service in a professional approach, upholding the standards of the setting at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computing & IT skills, Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Keyboard skills/typing/written communication
  • Telephone skills
  • Good interpersonal, professional, communication and team building skills
  • Organised, attention to detail, good listening and verbal skills

Personal qualities

None specified. 

Desired qualifications

  • Maths & English A*-C/9-4 grade GCSE, or equivalent or level 2 equivalent 
  • Preferably GCSE (or equivalent) in either Business, IT or Computing

Future prospects

To gain working school administration knowledge, giving candidates the opportunity to pursue employment in an educational setting.

Things to consider

Public transport is limited to William Edwards School, this is worth bearing in mind how you will get to the school when applying.

There is no holiday allowed in term time.

As you would only work 38 weeks a year, the apprenticeship could be longer than other employers. 

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

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About the employer

South West Essex Community Education Trust (SWECET) was established in April 2015 with the belief that every young person in our community needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances. Our colleagues are critical to achieving this vision and securing the best futures for our young people. We are always keen to hear from talented professionals at all stages of their career who believe they can support this vision.


William Edwards School


Stifford Clays Road


RM16 3NJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Essex College


Diane Ridgley 07855701273

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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