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Receptionist/Clerical Assistant Apprentice Goldwyn School

Kick-start your career in education with this fantastic role as a Receptionist/Clerical Assistant Apprentice for Goldwyn School in Folkestone. We are seeking someone with enthusiasm and drive, the ability to work alongside and learn from colleagues, and a desire to release their potential within a structured learning and working environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    £4.81 per hour minimum. Although, this is negotiable depending on experience.

    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

    Term time only (39 weeks per year). Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (includes half hour unpaid lunch break). Time will be allocated during these working hours to complete learning from 3.00pm-4.30pm Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000058248

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Goldwyn School wish to appoint a Receptionist/Clerical Assistant Apprentice.  The successful candidate will be based at Goldwyn School, Folkestone.

This role is ideal for someone who is keen to develop as a receptionist within a School setting. We are seeking someone with enthusiasm and drive, the ability to work alongside and learn from colleagues, and a desire to release their potential within a structured learning and working environment. We offer a nurturing approach to learning with regular supervision so that you can be the best that you can be.

Main Duties:

  • Receive all visitors to the school including staff, students and parents extending a warm welcome
  • Assisting with visitors ensuring they are signed and offering refreshments as appropriate
  • Process incoming and outgoing telephone calls, taking messages and answering queries as appropriate
  • Process incoming and outgoing post including receiving deliveries and facilitating collections from the office
  • Assist in the ordering of stationery, office  furniture and equipment
  • Undertake inputting and extracting of data on the computer systems, pro-actively obtaining information to ensure up to date and accurate recording
  • Maintain filing systems and undertake photocopying, laminating, booklet making and other relevant duties under the guidance of the Administrative Officer
  • Take responsibility for maintaining the waiting area including ensuring information is up to date
  • Learn to contribute to the maintenance of office equipment
  • To assist with other clerical tasks as and when requested

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

  • Business Administration Standard Level 3.
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.  
  • Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions.
    The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment.
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Confident telephone manner, Positive attitude, Polite, Willing, Able to prioritise, Multi-task, Work on own initiative, Flexible, Driven, Confident, Enthusiastic, Can do approach

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Interview - We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check - You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information - Nearest Station is Folkestone .

About the employer

Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have social, emotional and health needs. Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high aspirations as well as encouraging their inherent talents through music, art, languages, technology, science, sport, vocational education and much more. The Goldwyn leaders and all our staff are inspirational and committed to providing a happy, secure and stimulating school in which students enjoy their learning. We provide an education which develops the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. We focus our energies on ensuring that all children aim for excellence in their work and are able to achieve the very best that they can. Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area. Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Sixth Form in Leacon Road, Ashford (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX)

Employer

Goldwyn School

Address

Goldwyn School Folkestone

Parkfield Road

CT19 5BY

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Training

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team

KT&A@kent.gov.uk

0800 731 4297

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Aug 2022