An exciting opportunity to become our new Apprentice Programmes Administrator, a new role within our organisation which will be central to supporting professional learning and development across Forward As One CE MAT and beyond. The role will work closely with our Director of Learning, Programmes Operations Coordinator and the ITT/ECF/NPQ Leads.

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Closing date: 12 Jan 2024

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

    8.30am – 4.30pm (Mon – Thurs) 8am – 4pm (Fri)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support the implementation and mobilisation of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Early Career Framework (ECF) and National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) programmes 
  • Lead on the implementation of our marketing strategy, following the marketing schedule using a range of tools – printed materials, social media and through our website to generate interest and sign-up to the programmes 
  • Manage incoming correspondence – phone calls, emails, requests and enquiries and handling/escalating as appropriate  
  • Organising, booking, and scheduling conferences and events working closely with our Programmes Operations Coordinator  
  • Assist with the set-up and smooth-running of conferences and clinics hosted within our partner schools – setting up and liaising with Visiting Fellows (Facilitators) 
  • Collecting and managing participant attendance data in a timely, secure, consistent and compliant manner following the appropriate processes and timelines to ensure it is up to date  
  • Undertake administration duties, including confidential typing, photocopying and filing 

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills if required
  • Monthly timetabled classes

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of the Apprenticeship, a full-time job may be offered.

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, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Key Attributes/Knowledge: • Be aware of and comply with policies relating to Child Protection, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Confidentiality, Keeping Children Safe in Education as well as general staff procedures • Contribute and uphold to the Trusts ethos, vision and aims of - #OneTeam #OneMission #OneFamily • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals to enable them ‘to flourish’ A good level of Education including passes in Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent) and excellent written and spoken English. - Essential An understanding of the importance of effective documentation and record keeping - Desirable Excellent and up to date ICT skills - Essential Experience in using Microsoft modules - Word, Excel, Powerpoint - Essential Experience using Office 365 emails and diaries - Essential Experience using Microsoft Teams and Zoom for conferencing - Desirable Experience of using Social Media platforms – Facebook/Twitter for advertising - Desirable Experience of updating websites and content - Desirable Full UK driving licence - Desirable

About the employer

Forward As One CE Academy Trust is a multi-academy of 13 primary schools. As a family of schools, we are committed to achieving outstanding outcomes for the children of Bolton, Bury, Tameside, Lancashire, Oldham and surrounding areas. We believe that children deserve no less than the best opportunities to fulfill their potential and achieve their dreams. It is our job – as a group of schools – to make these ambitions for children a reality. We work together to deliver the highest standards of learning and teaching, an engaging curriculum for children, and inspiring environments in which children and adults alike can thrive. We work in close partnership with parents and communities, we know how important it is to work together as we strive to give our children the best start. We believe great learning stems directly from great teaching & great leadership. Staff receive the highest standards of training and learn from and work with experts in their fields. We invest time and energy in recruiting and training the very best staff, our children deserve no less. The trust continues to develop and grow, ensuring that we deepen our commitment to providing every child with the best educational experience possible. By working together – as schools, staff, and communities – we can achieve so much for our children.




Greenhill Primary School

Mile Lane



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below. Complete the form at the bottom of the vacancy with your details and attach a copy of your CV. A member of the Bury College Apprenticeship Team will then be in touch regarding your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Jan 2024