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Apprentice Business Administrative Assistant Hemington Primary School

Hemington Primary School are looking for an apprentice to work closely with our Headteacher, the successful apprentice will be dealing with a wide range of tasks including reception duties, pupil attendance, school visits and events and general administration tasks. This role gives a great opportunity to have a successful career within the school.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    TERM TIME ONLY - The above wage is for full time. This role is £4.81 p/h for 37.5 per week for 39 weeks a year. May be performance increases in pay and extra bonuses.

    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 to Friday - 8.15am – 4.15pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful apprentice must have a flexible approach to working in a team, as well as on their own initiative. Training will be provided to ensure best use of office systems e.g. FMS, SIMS.

  • Excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills is essential.
  • Self-motivated and committed to deliver a high standard of work
  • Well organised and able to work under pressure
  • Able to demonstrate a positive attitude and ‘can do’ approach
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Sensitive in handling confidential information
  • Able to contribute to the ethos and values of our school
  • Able communicate effectively with staff, pupils, families and the wider school community

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

  • L3 Apprenticeship Standard in Business Administrator
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required)

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio based interview
  • Project presentation

Delivery Method

  • 14 sessions delivered at Loughborough (Thurs AM)
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Firstly to become an Admin Assistant and then to move onto being a School Business Manager or Finance/Business Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Patience


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

Things to consider

The role will include having access to sensitive and private data and information. The successful candidate must ensure that they keep this information confidential, in line with our data protection policy, staff code of conduct and child protection and safeguarding policies. There will also be the necessity to problem solve in the moment. Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

We are a small village primary school with 60 children currently on role, located near Castle Donington and East Midlands Airport. Hemington Primary School is a Leicestershire Local Authority maintained school dedicated to ensuring all our pupils and staff achieve their very best. Hemington Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful apprentice will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check prior to employment and be able to provide two suitable references, one to be from their current or last employer. We work closely with other local schools to share good practice, collaborate, support each other and continually evaluate our provision to ensure our all our pupils achieve their potential.


Hemington Primary School


Main Street,



DE74 2RB

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Training provider



Richenda Gordon-Pullar

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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