Business Administration Apprentice Catchgate Primary School

An opportunity has arisen for a Business Administrator Apprentice to support the Office Manager & Secretary in the school office. The role will be supporting the team to carry out a range of duties connected to school life. You will report to the School Business Manager who will offer support and guidance during the apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 19 Dec 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 37 hours per week 08.00am to 4.00pm 40 minutes to be taken between 11.00am and 1.00pm, working days TBC

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Supporting the function of the busy School Office, working alongside the Admin Officer, Business Manager and Head Teacher, duties will include:

  • Responsible for providing general clerical support including photocopying, typing, word processing and the sorting, distribution and despatch of school mail, to all levels of teaching and administrative staff as required
  • Use of Word Processing, Excel and other Office Programmes
  • Provide support and cover for main reception office
  • Provide information relating to attendance of pupils and staff upon request by other members of staff
  • Assist in the maintenance of computer-based records using SIMS to ensure that these are all kept current and up to date
  • Assist in the preparation and collation of school reports to ensure these are delivered to pupils on time and in professional manner
  • Assist in the co-ordination of whole school documentation e.g., governor’s reports, staff handbook, etc.
  • Assist in the maintenance of stock registers for the school and arrange annual stock checks
  • Inform parents/carers of pupils reported ill whilst on school premises
  • To attend any training courses relevant to the post, ensuring continuing, personal and professional development
  • Role requires working with a team with communication skills as an essential part
  • Be able to deal with queries from staff, pupils, parents and visitors
  • Gather information, analyse and use judgement
  • Manage conflicting demands
  • Be able to deal with frequent interruptions
  • Plan and prioritise your workload
  • Present oneself as a role model to pupils in speech, dress, behaviour and attitude

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • All training will be delivered in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This vacancy is for the duration of the qualification only. The school cannot guarantee there will be a permanent post on completion of the qualification.

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

At Catchgate Primary School we believe all children are entitled to develop to their fullest potential enabling each one to grow in confidence, knowledge and understanding. We provide a happy, caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes self-esteem, respect to self and others, co-operation and introduces a range of life skills for participation in the wider community. We work in partnership with parents and the community to ensure children’s development and learning are achieved together.


Catchgate Primary School


Blackett Street



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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

Completed applications are to be returned to the school by email to Please do not send CVs and do not try to apply via Facebook Messenger, applicants will not be responded to. Applicants are encouraged to read all of the supporting documents and guidance notes. Applications that do not show evidence of reading the recruitment materials will not be shortlisted.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Dec 2023