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University Administrator Apprentice THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHY

The University Administrators are the backbone of the university from greeting students & staff, scheduling patient appointments, documentation and arranging events. The purpose of the role is to provide a high standard of administrative support service.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday with the occasional Saturday on a rotation every 3-4 weeks. 5 x 8 hour shifts with 1 hour unpaid lunch per week. Earliest start 8.00am with latest finish 8.30pm - staggered start and end time

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To be the primary operator for all incoming calls to the University with the responsibility of both academic and clinical enquiries.
  • To greet staff, students, patients and visitors as well as be the primary resource for information regarding university departments/ services.
  • To be the primary contact for scheduling patient appointments and transactions.
  • Provide administrative support to other departments of the UCO  for example copying, scanning, filing, event support, tracking deliveries.

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

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Standard
  • End Point Assessment
  • Functional skills if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the Business Administrator  apprenticeship standard.’

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Team working, Excellent timekeeper, Flexibility, Task orientated, Good communicator, Good spoken/written English, Friendly and approachable, Attention to detail is vital


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

Things to consider

Candidate should be able to take instruction in a busy environment. Role is based in London with good transport links.

About the employer

Osteopathy was founded in the late 1800s by Andrew Taylor Still, an American physician and surgeon who viewed the body as having the natural ability to recover from ill health when functioning effectively. He developed an approach that integrated manual techniques to affect body function so as to enable the body to ‘restore health’. This approach officially became known as 'osteopathy' in 1885, and in 1892 Still formed the American School of Osteopathy in Kirkville, USA, to teach others his methodologies. Osteopathy came to Britain in 1913, when one of Still’s early students, John Martin Littlejohn, returned to London to practice and with the aim of setting up 'a standard of osteopathic science, to show the public what the science is and to clinically demonstrate its efficiency'. He established the first osteopathic school in the country, the British School of Osteopathy, in 1917, and served as Dean of the School for 40 years. Since those early days osteopathy has evolved significantly, informed by experience and research, to become an internationally practiced profession, recognised by the World Health Organisation and other international bodies. UCO graduates have helped to profoundly influence the development and future of osteopathy in the UK and worldwide, as practitioners, educators, researchers and representatives of the profession.








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Training provider



Tracey Chaplin

07580 997408

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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