Business Administration Apprenticeship Chantry Community Academy

Chantry Community Academy have a great opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice – Level 3, based in the school office. If you are looking to kick start your career within business administration and would like to receive training as well as work experience then this is the role for you!

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Closing date: 01 Apr 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

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Are you a dynamic, committed and friendly person who would like a front-facing role whilst working as part of the administration team? This is a varied role where you will provide a friendly, welcoming first point of contact for parents/carers, visitors and staff. You will gain a wide range of administrative experience whilst dealing with all types of enquiries, therefore excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to remain calm and patient and having a good sense of humour are all essential skills!

Key Duties:

  • To act as the first point of contact for the school office, responding to telephone and email contact and routine queries referring to other staff as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with all students, parents/carers, colleagues, suppliers, contractors and other professionals
  • Undertake reception duties including the signing in/out of visitors to the school
  • Welcome and receive visitors/callers to the school, for example, parents/carers, professionals from outside agencies, and deal with enquiries as required, maintaining security requirements and confidentiality
  • Draft routine correspondence, i.e. letters, memos etc. as required
  • Support the development and maintenance of administration systems and processes to support the work of the school
  • To be responsible for monitoring levels of stationery and placing orders as required
  • To support the organisation of school events, i.e. training or inset days
  • Support with the tasks associated with admissions and appeals
  • To help maintain waiting list for school places and apply the criteria for admissions in accordance with school policy
  • To help arrange admissions meetings for new parents with Headteacher or class teacher
  • To create and maintain accurate pupil records and school roll information on the relevant Management Information System.
  • To help collate admissions data producing routine reports and prepare statistical returns regarding admissions
  • Assist with attendance as and when needed
  • Provide support to the school with administrative tasks as required

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

  • You will work towards completing a level 3 Business Administration qualification
  • All training will be delivered remotely by LMP Education
  • The employer will give you time out of your working week to focus on your qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The right candidate may be offered a permanent role within the school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C, Level 2)) Essential

About the employer

Chantry Community Academy is part of the Skills for Life Trust. The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted, encouraged and led by our CEO, Mr Andy Reese. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions. As part of the Skills for Life Trust you will be involved in collaborative working across the primary and secondary settings.


Chantry Community Academy


Parking lot, Ordnance Rd


DA12 2RL

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Training provider



Emily Archer

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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