Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship THE ATHELSTAN TRUST

As an Administration Apprentice, you will be responsible for supporting the HR team, the finance team and our main reception area with all administration tasks such as scanning, filing, taking minutes and being a first point of contact for parents and visitors. You will have the opportunity in this role to learn about aspects of HR and finance.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will Increase after successful probation and during target points in the year.

  • Working week

    37 hours per week for 39 weeks 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 4.00pm on Friday with half an hour for lunch each day.

    Total hours per week: 27.75

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Data input, data extraction, photocopying, scanning, filing and typing duties as directed
  • Deal with internal and external post and emails on a day-to-day basis
  • Answer/deal with queries, both face to face and via the telephone, take messages and pass them on to the relevant member of staff in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Provide appropriate reception cover as and when required
  • Maintain filing systems in line with school procedures
  • Ensure visitors are appropriately greeted and registered on the school visitor management system, escorted where required and displaying a visitor badge
  • Communicating with parents and carers in a professional and timely manner
  • General Office duties and responsibilities providing a professional, efficient service as part of the administration team

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

  • Business Admin Level 3 Apprenticeship 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Weekly at New College Swindon, Queens Drive

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once apprenticeship is completed we could offer further training depending on job availability and performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Working at Bradon Forest School, Purton, Swindon, SN5 4AT DBS will be required paid for by the school. Free parking Canteen on site Pension scheme Employee Assistance Programme • You will need to complete pre-screening paperwork and have a chat with New College to discuss any experience, interest in the apprenticeship and how it is delivered • You will need to complete initial assessments in maths and English • By submitting your application, you confirm that you are happy for New College Swindon to share your information with the employer as part of the application process

About the employer

Bradon Forest School is a well-respected and popular 11 – 16 comprehensive and our catchment area takes from rural and urban communities. The school is well situated just north of the M4 (J16), within easy travelling distance of Bristol, Bath, and Swindon and on the edge of the Cotswold’s. The Athelstan Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust formed in 2015 currently consisting of five secondary schools (Malmesbury School, Bradon Forest School, The Dean Academy, Sir William Romney’s School and Chipping Sodbury School) in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. All our schools share a deep commitment to delivering an excellent comprehensive education to all the students in the Trust.




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Training provider



Carly Taylor

07595 201840

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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