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Answering phone, word processing, using school software, printing, photocopying, general admin duties.

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

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Age 18+ £6.56ph or Age 21+ £8.36ph

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.50-3.25

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Work in a busy school office, supporting the day to day administrative function of the school. 

This will include;

  • Answering calls and dealing with visitors coming into school
  • Reprographics, displays around school
  • Creating resources to support the curriculum and general administrative duties. 

You will use a range of IT software packages, so will need to be confident in this area with knowledge of Microsoft and Office 365 products being an advantage.


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

You will be working towards the following qualification/standard:

Business Administrator – Level 3

This includes:

·         Main Learning Objectives – Support a business administrator’s role in the workplace, principles of business administration, managing performance, communication in a business environment, project management, ICT for business.

·         Functional Skills (if required)

·         EPA (End Point Assessment) – Towards the final few months of the apprenticeship you will complete your End Point Assessment. This includes a knowledge test, portfolio-based interview and a project/improvement presentation. All assessment methods will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO.

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This opportunity will give you the skills and experience required, to progress in a career or further qualifications in Business Administration.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Interpersonal skills, Willingness to learn


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

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. For more information on the NMW, please visit:

About the employer

We are an ‘Outstanding’ Secondary School in Chorley. We have 1132 pupils.




St Michael's Church Of England High School

Astley Road



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Training provider



Charlotte Ward

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please ensure that you include the vacancy reference number on your application: Ref:BA110 Please complete the support staff application form on the schools website

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

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Aug 2022