Apprentice Administrative Assistant Columbia Grange School

The head teacher and governors of the school are seeking to appoint a receptionist / administrative assistant to support the needs of the school office and senior members of staff. You will follow a qualification in business and will be assessed in all areas.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 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

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Liaise with school transport via the local authority
  • Administrative support to senior staff
  • Reception and hospitality service
  • First point of contact, meet and greet

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Efficient
  • Well organised
  • Flexible
  • Excellent team member
  • Good ICT skills

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to relate well to parents, pupils and visitors

Qualifications required

  • Maths, English and ICT C or above or equivalent

Future prospects

Possibility to progress onto NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship.

About the employer

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be suitable to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.


Columbia Grange School


Oxclose Road


NE38 7NY

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Training provider

Milltech will provide training. The candidate will work towards an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration with Technical Certificate and Functional Skills. Day release every two weeks alongside frequent visits to the workplace.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Milltech


Abby Stephenson

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017