Business Administration Apprentice - Principalship East Coast College

An amazing opportunity to start and develop a career within East Coast College, based at our Lowestoft campus. This is a varied & interesting role where you will be involved in many different tasks, supported by a friendly team with the opportunity to learn on the job.

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

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A generous pension scheme, 29 days holiday plus bank holidays, excellent staff development opportunities, free car parking, Sodexo benefits scheme, free eye care, discounted use of college gym, salons and restaurant.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08.30 - 17.00 and Friday, 08.30 - 16.30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be trained how to:

  • Work with departments across College, providing first line contact for staff, students and employers, ensuring that all are dealt with in a friendly and efficient manner and in line with College quality systems
  • Assist in administration processes, including keeping all systems updated
  • Deal with enquiries from members of the public, students, staff and organisations, both over the phone and in person
  • Ensure that all paper and computer-based records are effectively updated and accurately maintained
  • Provide general administrative support across College
  • Maintain the required stationary levels within the department.
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the level of the post as required

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

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Workplace training and learning, together with weekly college attendance - at our Lowestoft Campus - on Wednesdays between 09.30 and 16.00
  • Should you not possess suitable concession qualifications, e.g. GCSE in English and mathematics at Grade 4/C or above, you will also be required to attend college to undertake Functional Skills qualifications in English and mathematics

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • It is intended that - providing you successfully complete your apprenticeship - you will continue in your employment with us

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent any other subject X2 (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to spend long periods of time working on a computer. All appointments are made subject to satisfactory reference and evidence checks being carried out - prior to appointment - and you will be required to undergo a DBS check.

About the employer

East Coast College is a well-established further education college - with campuses in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth - providing technical, professional and apprenticeship training for school leavers and adults, up to degree level, in a varying array of subjects. Our Lowestoft campus also includes a sixth form college allowing us to offer an even broader academic curriculum, with fantastic progression opportunities to university.


East Coast College


East Coast College

Rotterdam Road


NR32 2PJ

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Training provider



Hollie Bartram

01502 273250

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this position please click ‘Apply’ and follow the link to complete and submit your application form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Oct 2023