Advanced Administration Apprentice (L3) Term time Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Your duties will be to provide general administration support and Reception duties. ICT tasks and clerical support such as photocopying, filing, emails, telephone calls. Maintain manual, computerised and school management information systems. Collation of pupil’s registers and monitoring attendance. Sort and distribute mail, school diary etc.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    NMW +3% • Age 16-17 £ 9,291 per annum/pro rata (£4.95 per hour) • Age 18-20 £ 13,195 per annum/pro rata (£7.03 per hour) • Age 21-22 £ 17,738 per annum/pro rata (£9.45 per hour) • Age 23+ £ 18,376 per annum/pro rata (£9.79 per hour)

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm Term time plus 2 days.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provide general administrative support to ensure the school delivers effective and efficient services
  • Ensure the confidentiality of information is maintained
  • Undertake word processing and other ICT based tasks including the production of letters, reports, schedules, newsletter etc.
  • Under supervision of senior staff, analyse, and evaluate data/information and produce reports as required
  • Maintain manual and computerised records and the school management information systems
  • Collation of registers and monitoring of attendance
  • Take notes at meetings and circulate to attendees
  • Sorting and distributing the internal and external mail
  • Undertake reception duties, answering routine telephone and face-to-face enquiries and assist signing visitors and pupils in and out of using the school’s electronic signing in system
  • Co-ordinate visits by the school nurse, photographer, governors, parents etc.
  • Organise and provide clerical support e.g., photocopying, filing, emailing, completing routine forms and responding to routine correspondence
  • Assist in managing the school diary including the arrangement of meetings and appointments
  • Assist with pupil first aid/welfare duties, looking after sick pupils, liaising with parents/carers and or staff, completing Incident reports when necessary
  • Collect, count and record any cash provided by parents to the school, e.g., for school lunches and trips
  • Under supervision operate the school’s online payment system
  • Ensure the security of cash stored in the office

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

  • Qualification - Level 3 Business Administrator
  • The training will be delivered at the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Apprentice will receive on programme support from an Apprenticeship Officer and Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance support during the last 2 months of their Apprenticeship contract
  • Job seeking support is also included

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (4-9)(C-A*)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade (4-9)(C-A*)) Essential

Things to consider

This post is located within a school and an Enhanced DBS is required. The post is 36 hours per week, term time plus 2 additional days. Interviews to take place Thursday 30th March.

About the employer

Sefton Council is a local authority within the Liverpool City Region. Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough and is a great place to live and work. As an employer we can offer a diverse range of job roles across a variety of settings. We offer attractive conditions of service which allow for a good work life balance and invest in our staff through our learning and development programme.


Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council


Aintree Lane

Aintree Village


L10 8LE


The Corporate Apprenticeship Team


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website. Please email to request a job pack for this opportunity

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

Apply now

Closing date: today