Business Administration Apprentice PRINCE REGENT STREET TRUST

Barley Fields Primary School are seeking a hardworking Level 3 Business Administration apprentice to join their team. The successful candidate will support with telephone calls, school admin and much more. The role involves managing and using manual and computerised record/information systems bespoke for schools. Undertake typing and word-processing and complex IT-based tasks using a range of Microsoft packages.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pro Rata

    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

    Term Time Only. 8.30am - 4.30pm. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Deal with complex reception issues/visitor matters etc
  • To input personal information into school data management systems
  • To input and help with financial accounts, documents etc
  • To help with schools systems and attendance
  • To communicate effectively with parents, visitors, staff etc
  • Supporting the School Business Manager
  • Manage and use manual and computerised record/information systems bespoke for schools
  • Undertake typing and word-processing and complex IT-based tasks using a range of Microsoft packages
  • Support with the organisation of school trips/events etc
  • Provide admin and organisational support to other staff
  • Provide admin and organisational support to the governing body
  • Undertake admin of a range of complex procedures linked to admissions, procurement and daily organisation
  • Operate relevant equipment/complex IT packages (including the use of excel)
  • Monitor, distribute and manage stock within an agreed budget, cataloguing resources and undertaking audits as required
  • Provide advice and guidance for staff, pupils and others
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of the school
  • Manage admin and organisation of facilities, including use of school premises
  • Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to Child protection, H&S, confidentiality and data protection
  • Attend and participate in regular meeting
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals
  • Participate in training and other learning activities
  • Safeguarding

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

  • On and off the job training
  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • Day release at Middlesbrough College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills


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

Things to consider

Other things to consider: This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our Barley Fields Primary School Website. I hope that you find it easy to use and can locate all the information that you need. If you have any questions or queries that are not answered here, please contact school and we will endeavour to help. We also welcome visits to the school so that you can see first-hand the great things that are going on here and meet our talented and dedicated staff. At Barley Fields we aim to create a warm, safe and happy environment where every child feels valued and inspired to learn. We pride ourselves on our family ethos and strive for excellence in everything that we do. Please browse our website to find out more about us and the latest achievements of our children.




6 Lamb Lane

Ingleby Barwick


TS17 0QP

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Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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