Business Administration Apprentice - Term Time Only Wolverley CE Secondary School

This is an apprenticeship role to develop efficient and effective administrative, clerical and secretarial skills to support the administration team. The successful candidate will be able to deal with all matters confidentially. The line manager for this post will be Headteacher’s PA/Office Manager.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 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 to Thursday, 8.00am - 4.00pm. Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm. 30 minutes lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily reception duties to include:

  • Greeting of visitors
  • Answering telephone and operating the access control devices
  • Issue of visitor badges
  • Issue safeguarding literature to visitors
  • Sorting of incoming mail, dating and distribution accordingly
  • dealing with outgoing mail including the use and operation of the franking machine
  • Ensure in-house forms are kept up to date and replenished as necessary in the office and staff room
  • Keep the reception area clean and tidy at all times including the updating of literature held around the reception and waiting area
  • Provide general administrative support including word processing and data processing
  • Dealing with telephone and email enquiries and radio communications
  • Assist with whole school communications to parents
  • Assist with the reprographic requirements of the Senior Leadership Team and curriculum teams
  • Assist with the distribution, collection and update of student information on the school’s management
  • Carry out clerical duties as required by the Office Manager
  • General hospitality
  • Assist with the detention procedure
  • To participate in training and learning activities and performance development as required

Additional responsibilities:

  • This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. The post-holder is expected to carry out any other tasks that the Headteacher, line manager and senior staff may from time to time reasonably require
  • This is particularly true in the absence of other members of the office staff. This job description allocates duties but does not direct the particular amount of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so construed

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

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You will not be required to attend Dudley College premises as the course is delivered in the workplace only
  • An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through your course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study
  • Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week
  • At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification
  • Where a business administrator has not already achieved Level 2 English and maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment
  • All in school training i.e. safeguarding, fire safety, Bromcom etc. alongside Office Manager as apprenticeship mentor

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential full-time post within the admin team upon completion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Support the Christian ethos, Enthusiam, Maintain confidentiality, Participate in training, Good sense of humour, Familiar with outlook, Familiar with word and excel, IT Literate, Able to use the internet, Committed to apprenticeship, Good spoken English, Good time management, Able to prioritise workload


GCSE or equivalent 3 additional GCSE subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Must be able to get in to work for the start of the day – own transport is preferable. This is a Term Time Only position. Your wages will be paid on a pro rata basis. A DBS check and references will be required. It is a requirement of this post that personal holidays are taken during normal school holidays. Due to the nature of the post, you will need to be flexible in your work ethic and willing to help the rest of the team. You will be keen to learn new skills which will develop your knowledge and understanding of business administration and set you in good stead for a future in this field.

About the employer

Wolverley is a totally unique school which is heavily oversubscribed. Visitors to the school are always impressed by the balance of high standards and exceptional relationships within our unique and inspiring learning environment. We expect students to achieve their very best within our caring, nurturing and personalised community. Our Christian ethos and family atmosphere provide a solid foundation for learning, progress and achievement, regardless of social inequality or disadvantage. We believe that every one of our students should have ‘Ambition Unlimited’ to go on and become outstanding members of society. Our excellent relationships with parents and carers ensure a shared understanding and belief in the school's values and aims, working in partnership to maximise and promote the value of education. Wolverley offers a broad and balanced curriculum at key stage 3 (years 7 to 9), which enriches and challenges all learners and enables academic, moral, spiritual, social and cultural needs to be met. At key stage 4 (years 10 to 11), the school offers a challenging academic GCSE English Baccalaureate core and a broad choice of option subjects. We encourage our learners to continue their education and offer a high quality and personalised curriculum in our sixth form. Our teachers ensure learning is fun, engaging and meaningful. Students enjoy lessons and speak highly of their teachers. Teachers at Wolverley are very loyal to our school and are incredibly committed to the students, going the extra mile to ensure they have every opportunity to succeed. Our extensive lunchtime and after school enrichment programme offers daily opportunities to experience new activities and learn new skills. Students enjoy a wide range of sports but can also develop their artistic, musical or technical skills and talents. Our extra-curricular opportunities provide something for everyone with an amazing animal care centre, outdoor education facility and ski slope on our very own site which help us to promote leadership, empathy, teamwork and resilience. We are very proud of the huge variety of local, national and international trips, visits and experiences offered across the key stages to all students. The fantastic experiences that we provide ensure our students get the very best social and cultural education to supplement and enrich the formal taught curriculum. In short, Wolverley CE Secondary School is a place where all children, from all backgrounds and abilities can be safe, happy and inspired to achieve. We are part of Worcestershire County Council and we regularly benefit from contact with colleagues in partner institutions at various other local schools.


Wolverley CE Secondary School


Wolverley CE Secondary School

Blakeshall Lane


DY11 5XQ

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Training provider



Julie Perks

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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