Business Admin Apprentice Cookley Sebright Primary School

We are seeking a new member of staff to join our school's administration team to provide day-to-day clerical and administrative support. Duties will include answering the telephone, sending out communications, record management, and more.

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Closing date: 01 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

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm (hours can be negotiable).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate will be a key part of the office team. They will work with the existing school management software (SchoolComms, ScholarPack and Office365). provide day-to-day clerical and administrative support. Duties will include answering the telephone, sending out communications, record management, and more. Other tasks include:

  • Carry out day-to-day tasks such as answering phones, dealing with parents/carers, welcoming visitors
  • Support with attendance
  • Sending communications to parents/carers
  • Organisation of visitors to the site including room bookings
  • Managing orders/deliveries
  • Management of pupil records
  • Inputting data
  • Publishing information on the school’s website, eg weekly newsletter, school menu, term dates, sending emails
  • In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with the School Business Manager on:
  • Budget monitoring
  • Invoicing
  • Seeking the best value for products and services
  • Supporting the management of afterschool clubs and wrap-around care
  • Building clubs on SchoolComms and ensuring all parental consents are received and correct
  • Creating contact groups on SchoolComms

The training you will be getting

  • You will study a Level 3 in Business Administration, and all training will occur in the workplace
  • You will meet with your tutor virtually every 4 to 6 weeks, and you will be expected to record off-the-job training weekly

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities depending on the position of the school at that time; such as a permanent role or more senior position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4/ Functional SkillsLevel 2) Desired

Things to consider


About the employer

Welcome to Cookley Sebright Primary School. On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to Cookley Sebright Primary School's website. It is designed to give you a flavour of the life of our school, the work of our pupils and the quality education we strive to deliver. Cookley Sebright Primary School has been at the heart of its community since 1849. We take children from the age of 3 (into our Nursery) until the age of 11 (Year 6). The children are at the centre of all that we do and we believe that every child deserves to be happy, feel valued and experience success. We strive every day to provide a range of opportunities to promote learning, to make learning fun and to excite so that our pupils can achieve their very best during their time here at Cookley Sebright Primary School. Our values of Enjoy, Discover, and Achieve are evident throughout our school. We are extremely fortunate to have a well-equipped building (classrooms built in 2014) and a fantastic outside space. We take great pride in the fact that we have a happy and inclusive school in which we encourage respect for each other and respect for the environment. We encourage resilience and an enjoyment of learning to enable our children to become independent learners with lively, inquiring minds.


Cookley Sebright Primary School


Lea Lane



DY10 3TA

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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


Jenny Lindley


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

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