Apprentice Administration Assistant BISHOP BEWICK CATHOLIC EDUCATION TRUST

An exciting opportunity has become available at St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School, North Shields. As an Apprentice Administration Assistant you will provide administrative support to the school in close collaboration with other support staff.

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Actual Annual Salary National Living Wage based on Age Annual Gross Salary based on age (Under 18 £8,918) (18-20 £12,651) (21-22 £17,195) (23+ £17,600)

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.00pm and Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm (½ hour lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Create and maintain records organise and minute meetings, responding to and answering inquiries including by letter, maintain office systems and diaries, etc.
  • Ensure that office machinery, stationery and other office consumables (including basic maintenance of equipment) are ordered in accordance with purchasing procedures
  • Respond to enquiries, verbally and in writing,arising from a variety of sources and decide on subsequent action
  • Manage manual and computerised records and information systems, in order to maintain a comprehensive, up to date paper and electronic
    filing and information system, using standard reports, various software and respond to ad hoc queries, where appropriate. This may include
    setting up of layouts of documents, flow charts, diagrams, tables and basic analysis of data such as attendance figures and exam results
  • Collate pupils reports as required
  • Assist in the training of, demonstration of duties to, and giving support to staff and volunteers
  • Collecting, accounting for, reconciling and security of petty cash, dinner money, school fund and/or other amounts of cash/expenditure, etc in accordance with Financial Regulations
  • Liaise with staff, pupils and parents as appropriate to meet the requirements of the school including the provision of reception
    service, arranging events, work experience and administering cover for absent teachers
  • To promote and implement the School’s Equality Policy in all aspects of employment and service delivery
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people s/he is responsible for or comes into contact with
  • To assist in maintaining a healthy, safe and secure environment and to act in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Buisness Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training will be delivered in the workplace 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Although a permanent position cannot be guaranteed, candidates who have successfully completed their apprenticeship would be actively encouraged to apply for any appropriate vacancies as they arise across the Trust’s 39 schools

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, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Two references from current and previous employers (or education establishment if applicant not in employment) Bishop Bewick Application form to be completed and sent to Trust. The successful candidate will automatically be enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme. The Trust will make contributions of 18.9% of salary

About the employer

Our Trust is a family of 39 Roman Catholic schools across Newcastle, North Tyneside & Northumberland. We have a shared vision to ensure that all the children in our schools experience the best education possible. St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School in North Shields wishes to appoint an Apprentice Administration Assistant to provide administrative support in their welcoming & friendly school.




St Cuthberts Catholic Primary School

Lovaine Place

North Shields

NE29 0BU

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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 recruitment team

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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