This is a unique role based in a local secondary school, where no two days will be the same. Within this role, you will work in a variety of school administrative departments from main and student reception to finance and exams. You will be keeping accurate written records and entering information accurately onto our computer system - SIMs.

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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; 8.30am until 4.30pm, 8.30am until 4.00pm Friday (term time only; breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a unique role based in a local secondary, during the week you would be responsible for:

  • Keeping accurate written records and entering information accurately onto our computer system - SIMs
  • Confidence on the telephone as you will be speaking to lots of stakeholders including students, parents of our students and people with general enquiries
  • Use of word and excel would be an advantage to produce documents and to input information on to spreadsheets
  • Using outlook for emailing
  • Good organisational skills are a must and to be able to work under pressure
  • You will need to be comfortable dealing with the many requests we get from the students and the staff, as you will be the first point of contact for everyone during the school day while working on both receptions
  • Ordering stock and reporting issues with the photocopiers (this is done online)
  • Maintaining the class registers and keeping them up to date
  • Scanning, filing, creating documents, shredding and other general administration
  • Inputting data in the finance department

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

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship
  • All delivered within the workplace, and you will meet your assessor every 4-6 weeks

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, a full-time position may be available for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


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

About the employer

University Academy Holbeach is an oversubscribed secondary school in the rural location of Holbeach, that serves the local community and surrounding villages. The school site offers state of the art facilities catering for pupils from 11 years old to post 16 options of A Levels, T levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships in a variety of sectors.




University Academy Holbeach

Park Road


PE12 7PU

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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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