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Business Administration Assistant Apprentice Merrydale Junior School

This is a great opportunity to start your administration career within a school setting. You will also offer reception duties as part of your role.

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Closing date: 18 Aug 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 – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm – exact times to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We’re looking for an apprentice who likes to work efficiently and work with people. You will shadow our excellent, experienced office team and get full support from our management team.

On a day to day basis you will learn how to:

  • Carry out reception duties and welcome visitors to our school
  • Produce a variety of documents using a wide range of software programmes such as excel, publisher and word
  • Open, sort and distribute post
  • Answer calls (once trained)
  • Maintain stationery stock
  • Other admin tasks as required

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

  • Level 3 Business Administration Standard
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are part of the Discovery Multi Academy Trust.  Schools within Discovery Schools Trust have a close family atmosphere and hardworking teams dedicated to meeting children’s needs. This position offers individuals the:

  • opportunity to shape the future of the technical provision of the trust
  • chance to develop skills and knowledge in a growing organisation
  • opportunity to take on more challenging responsibilities potential for career development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

This vacancy is being managed by Salad Skills. By applying you agree to be contacted by them. After the interviews and assessments full feedback will be offered. You must check how you are going to travel to the workplace, including mileage, expense and time. This is a term time only position but you will be required to work some days during the school holidays.

About the employer

We are proud of our children, their behaviour and many achievements. We provide a calm and happy atmosphere setting high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for everyone. Merrydale Junior School is a very special place. Visitors often comment positively on the children’s warm welcome, their enthusiasm and also on staff’s commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life.


Merrydale Junior School


Claydon Road



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Training provider



Emma Stead

01788 820132

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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