Business Administration Apprentice - Longford Park Primary GLOUCESTERSHIRE LEARNING ALLIANCE

To act as first point of contact for visitors and callers to the Academy and to undertake a wide range of other administrative tasks as and when required. Working towards your Level 3 business administration qualification through on the job learning and online assignments with LMP Education. A fantastic opportunity to join a highly effective team.

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Closing date: 16 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

    Term time only role - 38 weeks per year, 30 hours per week (Times to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Processing telephone calls and ensuring appropriate action is taken
  • Operating standard office equipment, e.g. fax machine, franking machine and photocopier
  • Greeting, registering, and welcoming visitors at Reception
  • To include taking / issuing payments / payment requests
  • Keeping a record of staff, visitors and contractors signing in and out of the building
  • Operating access control for monitored, automated external entrances, exercising appropriate security procedure and practice
  • Ensuring that the Reception area is kept tidy and projects a professional image of the School
  • In the event of a fire and / or any other emergency complying with the Academy procedures
  • Ensuring pupils sign in and out when entering and leaving the building when necessary
  • Checking and signing for deliveries at Reception
  • Photocopying and filing
  • Providing administrative support to the School Administrator
  • Accessing pupil information using the Academy’s MIS System, Arbor

Other Duties and responsibilities:

  • Attending and participating in meetings / training where required
  • Contributing to the overall values, vision and targets of the Trust
  • Following GLA policies and procedures especially those relating to child protection and health and safety
  • Any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities / grade of the post as defined
  • Understand the implications of the Data Protection Act and other legislation and to ensure that there is provision to maintain confidentiality of records and information

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

  • Business administrator Level 3 (A level)
  • LMP Education (Training Provider), on the job training in a full time role with remote online learning style, alongside full time job
  • Training will be delivered in a blended format, with online learning and face to face sessions taking place in the workplace
  • You will be expected to meet with your allocated tutor at least once per month for catch up sessions and to discuss coursework

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential to be offered a full time position within the school / or trust, upon completion of the apprenticeship. However, this is not guaranteed. 

Qualification progression routes available. (Level 4 School business professional).

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, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above or Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above or Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Commitment to Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. Commitment to Health and Safety. Commitment to Equality and Diversity. Commitment to attendance at work and putting your best self forward. Please ensure you are able to commute to the work place location. All successful applicants will require a full enhanced DBS check prior to starting with us.

About the employer

Longford Park Primary Academy at as truly exciting place to learn. No day is ever the same and there is always something new to discover. Our beautiful, new Gloucestershire Learning Alliance (GLA) Multi-Academy Trust school and nursery opened in the heart of Longford in September 2017 and has already developed a reputation as an excellent choice for local children. We are all flying high at Longford Park! The school building is beautifully designed with an emphasis on light and space, whilst boasting a great outdoor environment. The spacious classrooms enable the school to  grow to 210 pupils, whilst the shared areas provide room for additional learning and useful collaborative space.




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Training provider



Lily Snelling

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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