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Data and Funding Apprentice Wigan & Leigh College

We are looking for an enthusiastic Apprentice to join our wider Data and Funding Team to provide administrative support to several departments (Exams, Data and Funding, MIS and Apprenticeships),whilst maintaining, monitoring and evaluating student records across the College and ensuring accuracy of all records for funding and statistical purposes.

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Closing date: 02 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 - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm with 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The postholder will be expected to provide administrative services for the wider Data and Funding team, inclusive of Exams, Apprenticeships and MIS whilst maintaining, monitoring and evaluating student records across the College (both on and off site) and ensuring accuracy of all records for funding and statistical purposes.

Duties will include:

  • To work cohesively with all teams to prepare and maintain accurate records both electronically and paper based
  • To support the teams to amend student data and implement student course changes and related fee adjustments
  • To assist the team to prepare and maintain information for the collection of student/course fees through the invoicing of sponsors (LEAs, employers, Government Training Scheme Agencies)
  • To undertake work in relation to examinations, timetabling and registers as required
  • To support the teams in preparing Apprenticeship sign up’s, sign offs and collation of relevant data
  • Respond efficiently and professionally to all enquiries and maintain good public relations with all clients
  • Work in close co-operation with team members and faculties within the College to enable an appropriate level of support and continuous flow of information
  • Provide an efficient and effective level of support for the Management Information System and its operations
  • To be involved in the key College enrolment dates, this includes the processing of information, assessment of related fees and data entry
  • To work co-operatively with other areas of the College to provide a corporate College service, particularly at enrolment times and key stages in the academic calendar
  • To maintain student confidentiality and ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act
  • To undertake appropriate staff development as agreed with the line manager to keep abreast of developments in the principal area of work
  • Undertake such other duties, commensurate with your grade and hours of work, as may reasonably be required

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • All Apprenticeship training will be delivered in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Excellent progression available upon completion of Apprenticeship/training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative, Microsoft packages


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

About the employer

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a Best Companies Top 100 employer as part of an established and progressive team. Working in a dynamic, values led organisation, this role will be ideal for applicants with knowledge and experience in delivery in this area and who are passionate about development and innovation as part of a lively College community. The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study, apprenticeships and employment.


Wigan & Leigh College


PO Box 53

Parsons Walk



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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