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Business Administrator 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.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 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 - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • 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?

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard.

With the support of an assessor, you will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve this apprenticeship standard.

You will also be supporting in achieving Functional Skills in maths or English, if required. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

We subscribe to the thinking that none of us can be ready to be the best that we can be if we don’t feel we are safe (physically, mentally and emotionally), loved and INSPIRED. Our mission comes from the epistle to the Hebrews, 10:24-25: 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. The epistle was written at a time of great hardship for recently converted Christians and it brought great comfort to them in a time of challenge and adversity. The letter to the Hebrews was a support to these early Christians, and its themes of practicing stewardship over your spiritual life and your personal relationship with God still speak to us today. Our mission reflects the need to provide this kind of support to all of our community. Our values are all about showing courage in supporting each other by practicing koinonia and respect. How our friendships are valued and how our learning underpins the creation and development of the people we are. In living out our values – we aim to ensure that all our learning community feel safe, loved and inspired so they are ready for their next steps – whatever they may be. At Shaftesbury CE Primary School, INSPIRE, means that we: are Independent, Never give up, Shine, Participate positively,


Sherborne Area Schools' Trust


Wincombe Lane




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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