Apprentice Business Administrator Schools Mutual Services

Schools Mutual Services are excited to announce that they are looking for an Apprentice Administrative Officer to join their friendly and professional team in their Head Office in Newcastle to help with screening candidates, create job adverts and manage systems. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a unique and growing company that rewards hard work and fully supports its employees as they progress.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    35 Hours per week - 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an excellent opportunity to progress and grow within the company for the right candidate who is outgoing, enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills. The role is within a fun and friendly working environment which rewards hard work.

The employer will support the successful candidate through their apprenticeship and full training will be given. Main duties will include:

  • Ensuring candidates are fully vetted to safeguarding standards before assignments
  • Carry our telephone pre-screens with new candidates and to be confident asking questions
  • Create and post Job Adverts for specific roles on behalf of clients
  • Use social media to post about current vacancies and interact with people
  • Keep the companies database updated, ensuring information inputted is correct
  • Updating the candidate tracking system
  • Identify areas of resourcing that need focus and provide solutions to line manager
  • Conducting administrative jobs given by chain of command

This above list of duties is not exhaustive and other tasks may be required from time to time.

The successful candidate should have good IT skills, be confident on the telephone and should have some customer service experience. Probationary period applies.

The training you will be getting

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The company are looking for someone to stay with them for the long-term and develop a strong career within their team. The right candidate will be provided with the opportunity to progress with further qualifications and experience within the company and receive Professional Development Training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Minimum Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Minimum Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure that you can travel to this employer for a 9:00am start at their Newcastle office. Please check your travel in advance of applying for this position. Benefits include competitive salary, flexible working, free car parking, monthly paid staff events, opportunities for progression and up to 13 weeks of working hours of 9am-3pm. Some duties involves working with client across the region, so drivers license is preferred.

About the employer

Schools Mutual Services are the Education Recruitment industry’s first ‘not for profit’ recruitment service which is owned by its customers. Schools Mutual Services are a pioneering business that has been set up to serve Schools across the United Kingdom for Temporary and Permanent Recruitment. The company’s growth aim is to see its unique not for profit business model expand across the United Kingdom and by 2025 they aim to be a reputable and well-known business that clients want to be part of.


Schools Mutual Services


Amber Court

William Armstrong Drive, Newcastle Business Park

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Millie McLocklan

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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