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Business Administration Apprentice Simonside Primary School

Are you looking to start your career in Education and Business Administration? Simonside Primary School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to the post of Administration Assistant within our very busy school office.

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

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Closing date: 24 Oct 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 to Friday 8:15am - 4:15pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Business Administration Apprentice. You will work alongside the school administrator and be the first point of contact for students, parents and visitors at the school. The successful candidate will be expected to work in the school office.

Purpose of Job

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist with office duties such as greeting and assisting customers (including pupils, parents and visitors) ensuring that they ‘sign in’ and are given a visitors’ badge.
  • To answer the telephone and pass on messages as appropriate.
  • To assist with requests and actions for the Head teacher and School Business Manager.
  • To take visitors to the appropriate member of staff/meeting room as appropriate.
  • To undertake typing of letters/documents as required.
  • To use basic computer programmes to carry out tasks such as data input, process estimates and simple asset management plans.
  • Taking minutes of meetings and completing simple agendas.
  • Processing all accident at work assessment forms.
  • Willingness to undertake additional appropriate training.
  • Collation of school meal numbers and tracking of payment.
  • Placing of orders and receipting of goods on the finance system.
  • Maintenance of the school’s MIS.
  • Help manage the School Fund.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be requested. The above responsibilities do not define or include all tasks required of the post holder. Duties and responsibilities may vary without changing the level of responsibility.

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

The successful applicant will complete and obtain a Business Administration Qualification through Learning Curve Group. 

You will be taught through:

  • 4-6 Weekly 1-2-1 Sessions with your tutor
  • 6 weekly hours of Off The Job Training
  • The course is a 15 month long programme
  • More info can be found here  -

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There will be the opportunity for a full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Desired

About the employer

Here at Simonside Primary School, we aim to nurture our children to grow into resourceful, confident and caring individuals. We believe that a happy, hard-working and independent child is a successful child who has the self-belief and resilience to achieve their aspirations. Our children are part of a community made up of school staff, families and governors, who work together to advocate inclusiveness, responsibility and a positive work ethic. Our school environment promotes a passion for exploring, learning and creativity, and strives to inspire the people of tomorrow.


Simonside Primary School


4 Glasgow Road


NE32 4AU

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Training provider



Adam Hutchinson


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Oct 2022