School Administration Apprentice Telford & Wrekin Council

This is an opportunity to work in a school environment providing administration support to staff and developing and maintaining good working relationships with both staff and students.

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

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

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 Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday 08.30am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

1. To study for a Level 3 Business Administration qualification.
2. To work at all times according to the school aims/policies, staff handbook and Code of Conduct
3. Supporting Reception duties - taking/relaying messages, welcoming visitors etc.
4. Providing administrative support, undertake word-processing, secretarial tasks and complex IT based tasks ensuring all work produced (email, letters, reports etc) is of high quality
5. Record keeping/production of data/information and analysis
6. Utilising MS Outlook calendars and schedules to book appointments with internal and external persons, sometimes in conjunction with meeting room availability.
7. Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
8. To attend 5 PD days a year + 3 Additional Admin Days.
9. To safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils at all times in accordance with school ethos and policies.
10. To report to and be mentored by the School Business Manager for the area recruited to.

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

Level 3 Business Administration Standard.

This will also include functional skills if required.

End point assessment 

Certificate of completion of the standard. 

You may have to attend formal college sessions (if English & maths are required).

You will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours related to the apprenticeship standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a fixed term contact of 21 months. You will gain many useful and transferable skills as well complete a level 3 apprenticeship standard within this role. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

The post holder needs to be able to work in an environment with pupils who have severe/ profound learning disabilities and may have additional needs including complex medical needs/ behavioural difficulties, pupils who may have life-limiting conditions.

About the employer

The Bridge School is an all age special school for pupils with complex/Severe Learning Difficulties. They are a purpose built state of the art facility with outstanding resources co-located with mainstream. Extensive CPD is provided.


Telford & Wrekin Council


The Bridge School

Waterloo Road



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Training provider



County Training


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

You can contact the Administration Office at the school for an APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATION PACK on 01952 387108, alternatively all details can be found on the Telford & Wrekin Website under current vacancies. All completed application forms should be emailed to the school The appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS (CRB) clearance for the successful applicant. We are committed to equality and diversity. Sorry but CV’s will not be accepted.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Mar 2023