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Student Recruitment Apprentice Southampton City College

As a Business Admin apprentice, you will be mentored by a dedicated and qualified member of the Admissions team, and you will develop your professional skills whilst learning in your role. You will be flexible and adaptable, spending time in different departments, and shadowing other job roles, to gain an understanding of the whole organisation.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will get a good salary, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays pro rata, Local Government Pension and benefits package, and great career progression and development opportunities.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Process and monitor course applications and interview schedules
  • Monitor and analyse regular application reports, assessing and progressing applications in accordance with College procedures and service level agreements
  • Guide new students through the admissions process, dealing with face-to-face enquiries, telephone calls, and e-mail communications
  • Work directly with teachers and learning managers to ensure that all necessary pre-enrolment information is received and recorded as required
  • Help coordinate school liaison activity and events
  • Attend internal recruitment events (e.g. College open evenings) and external careers fairs, working flexibly and independently as events are often during evenings, early mornings and sometimes at weekends
  • Enable recruitment and guidance procedures to be carried out in line with best practice guidelines with regard to safeguarding, equality and diversity
  • Ensure that the student experience as a City College applicant is outstanding
  • Help advise students in their choices for education
  • Be the first point of cover or support for main College reception as and when required, e.g. lunch, staff absence, and busy periods.
  • Present the college in the best light at all times and ensure that all areas of personal activity comply with standards laid down by the college and relevant outside agencies.
  • Undertake professional development and training to contribute to individual and College development as agreed through the College Performance Appraisal Scheme process.
  • Carry out all duties with due regard to Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with the Financial Regulations of the College.
  • Positively promote equality of opportunity for staff and students.
  • Carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.

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

At the end of this apprenticeship you will have a Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship. 

You will be required to come into St Marys Campus, City College Southampton one day a week. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After the apprenticeship you will be able to work in a variety of Administration environments including Education.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Time Management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Interviews will take place on 28th September, please make sure you are available that day. This is a full-time post (not term-time) and that the pattern of work in the Admissions Team means that holidays may not be taken mid-August to mid-September.

About the employer

City College Southampton is a general further education college in Hampshire, providing career led courses, apprenticeships and education for people.


Southampton City College


St. Mary Street



SO14 1AR

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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