Apprentice Trust Administration Assistant WATERTON ACADEMY TRUST

Waterton Academy Trust is looking to appoint an enthusiastic aspiring administrator to join our central team. In this varied role there are opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in a range of areas, leading to a nationally recognised qualification. You will support our central team, including school improvement and Children's Parliament

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

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note, this position is Term Time only and as such annual salary will be pro-rata Salary increases to local living wage after the first year of training

    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 to Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm, Friday 8.30am-4pm Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. 

The successful candidate will support with: 

  • Reception duties 
  • General administration and clerical work 
  • Managing diaries
  • Supporting the Children's Parliament, including adminstration and organisation of children's events 
  • Managing central expenses and ordering
  • Providing admin services to the school improvement team 
  • Supporting with governance administration

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will gain a nationally recognised Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration. 

Functional skills if required.

This will be completed with Wakefield College (Heart of Yorkshire).  You will work with an assessor who will guide you through your programme of learning to produce a portfolio of evidence using e-portfolio, within your workplace. You may also be required to attend sessions to learn theoretical concepts relating to business administration.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role will prepare the successful candidate for a role in administration, school/education administration or business support. There will be transferable skills for any office environment, though specific experiences will be education focused. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

This position involves working with children. Therefore, shortlisted candidates will be subject to checks on their online presence in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education. The successful candidate will be subject to further pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check and receipt of references.

About the employer

Waterton Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust of 13 schools, 4 pre-schools and 2 SEND assessment centres in the Wakefield and Barnsley areas. Established in 2014, our central team is now ready to grow and welcome a new administrator to join our experienced team.




Centre for Excellence

Walton Primary Academy

The Grove



Gemma McGoldrick


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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 visit the above website, where you will see a link to the recruitment pack, and further links to Part A and Part B of our application from. Please complete these documents, along with the recruitment monitoring form, and return your application to For safer recruitment reasons, applications via CV cannot be accepted.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2024