Business Administration Apprenticeship (Oasis Academy Watermead) Oasis Community Learning

Oasis Academy Watermead is looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work within a classroom environment with young learners, supporting their education. You will help support the young learners within their lessons and provide support to the teachers.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.50 per hour, 39 - 40 weeks per year pro-rata salary

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To be the first point of contact for visitors to the Academy providing a welcoming, efficient reception service
  • To be able to work in a fast-paced reception area multi-tasking between reception duties, card payments, parental, staff & community queries & requirements
  • Be the initial point of contact for all enquiries by telephone and in person, advising staff, parents, pupils, and visitors on appropriate source of information
  • To be able to deal with challenging situations appropriately whilst maintaining a calm persona
  • Ensure all visitors paperwork is checked and the appropriate badges are issued in accordance with OCL policy
  • Ensure that visitors are met by the appropriate member of staff or escorted within the Academy
  • Maintaining resource stock
  • Assist in maintaining the Academy calendar
  • Maintain a tidy and orderly reception area
  • Use of the Academy MIS – Bromcom e.g., MCAS, dinner registers, communication, payment allocations & monitoring of outstanding balances
  • Word processing and data input as directed
  • Assist with duplicating, collating and distribution of information to parents/carers, staff, and others
  • To always ensure confidentiality when dealing with issues regarding anything that relates to staff, students, parents, or the Academy
  • Undertake general clerical duties when directed including photocopying, printing, laminating, and filing
  • Sorting incoming mail
  • Provide refreshments to visitors when required
  • Make telephone calls to parents and carers as required
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by Operations Manager or Senior Admin Team members

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

  • Level 3 Business Administration standard qualification
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding, and emergency procedures
  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Let Me Play, LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to antidiscrimination and equal opportunities for all. We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

About the employer

Oasis Academy Watermead is a happy place where learning is fun and exciting. We want our children to sparkle and shine in all that they do. Their enthusiasm and joy in discovering new things will become infectious across our learning community and beyond. At Oasis Academy Watermead we aim to live out the Oasis ethos and vision in all that we do both within our place of work but also in our daily lives. We genuinely care about each and every person and want our children to sparkle and shine in all that they do. Their enthusiasm and joy in discovering new things has already become infectious across our learning community and beyond. Our team are passionate about achieving the very best for every child. We are delighted to be an outstanding school where inspirational teaching and learning is our promise to you. Children, their families and our community are invited to be part of celebrating each moment of our journey alongside us, so we can together feel proud of all that can be achieved. We are a multi-cultural school, dedicated to inclusivity and equally. As a school of sanctuary we provide a nurturing, safe learning environment for everyone, and aim to support each and every child to reach their potential through their whole education.


Oasis Community Learning


Barrie Cres, Sheffield

S5 8RN

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Training provider



Lauren Johnson

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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