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Business Administration Apprentice NOVA EDUCATION TRUST

We are currently seeking a dedicated individual to take on the position of Reception & Business Administrator within the Admin Team, on a level 3 apprenticeship. As a Reception & Business Administrator, you will be the first face many of our visitors see, you’ll be key to all aspects of the smooth running of reception.

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Closing date: 07 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm Friday 8am to 3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Reception duties, including (but not limited to) greeting visitors, ensuring they are correctly signed in and then signing them out upon departure.
  • Dealing with face to face enquiries on reception.
  • Professionally answering the phone, taking messages and passing them to the relevant person.
  • Taking deliveries.
  • Using IT systems to draft letters, emails, reports, newsletters, maintain records
  • Helping to administer Student records and processes
  • Monitoring school supplies
  • Handling cash and keeping financial records
  • Keeping paper and electronic records up to date
  • Using the schools Management Information Systems to update and administer student records
  • Using reprographic equipment
  • Preparing outgoing post and taking it to the post office
  • Taking minutes at meetings
  • Other administrative duties, as required

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Business Administrator Level 3, delivered via monthly Tutor led workshops (live, virtual 3 – 5 hour sessions) self-led study and blending learning and development activities, all, within the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Your application via The Government Apprenticeship website, is the 1st stage of CT Skills’ (Training Provider) Apprenticeship Application Process. If your application is shown as ‘successful’ this means that you have passed the first stage of our application process and will need to send your latest cv and undergo a call with our Recruitment Team.

About the employer

Nottingham University Samworth Academy provides a caring community for students to grow, learn and achieve together, both academically and as young people. Every child has the ability to succeed and it is our aim to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom. NUSA is a member of the Nova Education Trust, and we work closely with our partner academies to ensure our pupils benefit from the experiences and expertise from across our trust. NUSA also benefits from the continued support of its founding members, the University of Nottingham and the Samworth Trust. We are proud of our school and invite you to join our future success.




Samworth Academy

Bramhall Road



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Training provider



Poppy Tolson

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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