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Business Administration Apprentice Sherborne Area Schools' Trust

The post holder will work with a team of HR professionals to provide general and HR administrative support to ensure we are providing effective HR support for our schools and meeting statutory and legislative requirements. This is a great opportunity to work alongside and learn from an experienced HR team

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Closing date: 31 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 until 4.00pm with a lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key responsibilities:

  • To deliver high quality flexible administrative support, to meet the operational requirements of the SAST HR Team.
  • To perform data inputting and reporting tasks using the Trust’s HR software.
  • To produce monthly HR analytics using payroll and other data sources
  • With training, administer all new starter paperwork for centrally- appointed staff
  • With training, ensure the Trust Single Central register is maintained and accurate
  • Help to manage the Trust HR e-mail box
  • Support project work to ensure strategic objectives with the SAST People strategy are met.
  • Provide administrative support for investigations and disciplinary hearings as required.
  • Create and update resources and communications to support HR initiatives and internal communications

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

Business Administrator Level 3 Standard   

With the support of an Assessor, you will demonstrate the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required to achieve this Apprenticeship Standard. 

You will be supported in achieving Functional Skills Level 2 in math and English, if required. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there may be opportunity to join the team on a permanent basis. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

This post is subject to a Full Enhanced DBS check

About the employer

SAST is a multi-academy trust, formed in June 2017, serving West and North Dorset area as well as South Somerset. We now have 17 schools, more than 5,000 students, and 750 members of staff. Our schools include thirteen primary schools, three secondary schools and an alternative provision. We have the scale, capacity, expertise and performance to grow and develop with other schools. The Trust has large town primary schools with over 300 children, smaller village primary schools and also nursery provision. Our popular secondary schools cover both North Dorset and South Somerset, include two popular Sixth Forms, and also state boarding. There is a mix of formerly maintained, and Church of England schools in the Dioceses of Salisbury and Bath and Wells, which retain their Christian ethos.


Sherborne Area Schools' Trust


Salisbury Road




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Training provider



Horiya Haji

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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