Principalship Apprentice St Helens College

To assist in providing effective and efficient administration to key senior managers throughout the College, with specific responsibilities for ensuring the smooth running of estates related administration and strategic management meetings. If you are hard working and organised this could be the role for you. Apply now!

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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

    Monday – Thursday 8:45am – 17:00pm with 1 hour lunch break Friday 8:45am – 17:00pm with a 45 minute lunch break

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To work on a confidential basis and undertake all tasks as required in a timely and professional manner to facilitate the efficient working of the Estates Team and Strategic Implementation Groups;

  • Maintain the Estates job request system and ensure jobs are suitably allocated to the team
  • Process estates related purchase orders and ensure invoices are collated and passed onto central finance on a timely basis
  • Maintain College Risk Assessment log, liaising with staff throughout the College to ensure risk assessments are reviewed in a timely manner.
  • To provide administrative support to members of the Senior Leadership Team in respect of Strategic Implementation Groups; attending meetings, taking minutes and actions, maintaining resulting action plans, preparing agendas, collating papers and maintaining shared folders.
  • Provide other administrative support for the Principalship office as required; which may include, Word Processing, filing, creating and maintaining spreadsheets.
  • Committed to learning and completing Level 2 Business Administration qualification.
  • Participate in staff development activities in consultation with Line Manager.
  • Other duties compatible with the post, as defined by the Principal or his representative.
  • Actively promote Equality and Diversity, College Values and the Safeguarding Policy.

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

  • Business administrator level 3 apprenticeship. 
  • This is a remote apprenticeship where you will complete 6 hours off the job training in the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be fully qualified Business Administrator at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Time management, Positive Attitude


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

Things to consider

Must be prepared to work and travel between College sites or other sites appropriate to the College business.

About the employer

We are committed to ensuring every student reaches their full potential by providing an outstanding student experience. Providing quality education since 1896, St Helens College is one of the largest further and higher education providers in the Northwest. We support students of all ages, studying at all levels, and provide courses and training to around 10,000 students across four campuses within two local authority boroughs, as a result of a merger with Knowsley Community College in 2017.


St Helens College


Water Street

St. Helens


WA10 1PP

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Training provider



Connie Forsyth

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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