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Business Administrator Apprentice Lowdham C of E Primary School

Lowdham Primary School is a village school that's bursting with wonderful children, experienced staff & brilliant learning opportunities. Our place in the community is strong & we have good links with various public places. You'll join a supportive and friendly team and gain valuable skills and experience. Want to hear more? Read on....

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Closing date: 30 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

    You will be working Monday – Friday, exact hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Job duties to include:

  • To perform routine clerical tasks including receiving & making telephone calls, checking, and verifying information, greeting visitors, providing directions and advice and information to basic enquiries, typing straightforward letters and documents
  • To undertake general office support work including filing, photocopying, routine data input and retrieval including updating pupil records
  • To prepare and process routine orders including completion of pro-formas, placing orders, receiving, and matching delivery notes with orders/invoices
  • To receive and processing incoming and outgoing mail.
  • To undertake cash collection duties including simple recording as required
  • To collect and process attendance data
  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact with during the course of your duties and responsibilities. Your conduct must at all times be in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures
  • To report any causes for concern relating to the welfare and safety of children to the designated person, and the head teacher, or if unavailable the designated safeguarding governor or a member of the senior leadership team
  • To attend safeguarding training as required by the school and maintain your knowledge and understanding of your responsibility for safeguarding children in this school

Responsibility for People

Dealing with routine parent/carer/pupil enquires and providing school related information. Providing for the safety and well-being of visitors to the school e.g., signing visitors in and out of the visitor’s book, providing refreshments as required.

Interpersonal/ Communication Skills

  • Required to communicate with colleagues or parent/carers/pupils with regard to their own duties or take and pass messages to others as necessary e.g. passing on messages, greeting visitors at reception.
  • Conversing with others regarding personal or detailed information e.g. contacting parents/carers regarding pupil’s welfare and advising appropriate staff on pupil medical/health conditions.

Responsibility for People

  • Dealing with routine parent/carer/pupil enquires and providing school related information.
  • Providing for the safety and well-being of visitors to the school e.g., signing visitors in and out of the visitor’s book, providing refreshments as required.

Initiative & Independence

  • Following well defined processes, practices and procedures e.g., opening, logging and distributing mail, receiving stationery deliveries and storing items
  •  Some initiative is required to deal with identifiable/routine issues with supervisory support available when areas of difficulty are faced e.g., operation of reception/switchboard dealing with contacts appropriately.


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

This apprenticeship standard is Business Administrator Level 3.

Training will be delivered remotely.

Where a business administrator has not already achieved Level 2 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full time role for the right person upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Polite, Confident, Motivated, Ability to inspire confidence


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

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16–18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 18 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. * Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation * * Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early * This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment, and a few other rare occasions. This role is full time 52 weeks a year (NOT a term time only role)

About the employer

At Lowdham CofE Primary School, we all Shine Like Stars! Each child is unique, incredible, and valued highly and we strive to nurture them so they can develop themselves to their full potential. We love to see them grow in confidence; to develop a wide range of skills; and to become socially and spiritually aware so they can leave us as the stars they are and continue to make their mark upon the world. This is our role and our privilege.


Lowdham C of E Primary School


Main Street



NG14 7BE

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Training provider



Heather Duffield


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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