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Apprentice Office Administration Assistant Debden Park High School

Debden Park High School are looking for an enthusiastic Administration Assistant apprentice to join our hard-working support team in a busy secondary school. The role is a critical part of the smooth operation of the school and provides an interesting workplace dynamic, which can’t be found in other administrative roles.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00 Monday to Thursday, 08:00 to 15:30 Friday This is NOT a term time only position. 37 hours

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working as an Office Administrator you’ll provide support to pupils, teachers and other non-teaching staff with administration responsibilities. This will include creating documents using Microsoft Office, filing and sending documents by email and post. You’ll need excellent communication skills as you will regularly answer the office phone and liaise with members for the public and staff regarding school-related enquiries. You’ll also need a good attention to detail to ensure your work is accurate.

  • File documents, transport paperwork and resources (including post) within the school premises.
  • To maintain manual and computerised systems including inputting data, keeping records, statistics, confidential and general filing systems as directed.
  • Answer the telephone professionally and politely.
  • Liaise with members of the public, students and staff regarding school-related enquiries.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the work of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development
  • Compliance with all necessary policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Able to work independently
  • Creative thinking
  • Customer service focussed

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Hardworking

Desired qualifications

English and Maths at or above grade C4 (or equivalent).

Future prospects

The successful candidate will be equipped to work in administration roles across the education sector. The role will involve the support of a variety of administration functions including niche areas such as exams and data management. After completing the apprenticeship candidates will be well placed to secure a full-time administration position in any number of administration areas. 

Things to consider

There will be the need for the candidate to work across various administration points including reception (for both parents and students), computer-based tasks, printing/filing and telephone duties. The role interacts with parents and staff on a daily basis and the ideal candidate will be comfortable with having these interactions.

Debden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.


About the employer

Debden Park High School is rated an outstanding school by Ofsted and is a mixed academy school situated in Loughton.

At the heart of everything we do are our students. Our curriculum is student-centred and we aim for their education to be inspiring, stimulating and challenging. Our staff are appointed for their passion, their enthusiasm and their imagination in communicating with children to ensure that every single child in their classes is engaged, excited and challenged by the learning experience at all times.

Our vision is to empower students so that they are able to take control of their own future and have enhanced life chances as a result of learning with us. We are academically ambitious for our students and with the opening of our sixth form in September 2015 we are excited at now having the opportunity to nurture their love of learning into A Levels and beyond.

The school support staff are key to our ability to deliver this vision.


Debden Park High School


Willingale Road


IG10 2BQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Essex County Council


Leon Black

Business Administrator Apprenticeship, to include:

  • Level 3 Diploma for Business Administrator
  • Level 2 Knowledge Component
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • PLTS

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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