Admin Apprentice Sir Herbert Leon Academy

This is an exciting opportunity to be in a real job, with real variety, from day one. The successful candidate will have excellent people and communication skills and will be flexible to adapt to changing situations. You will support admin staff in the development and education of pupils, including the provision of specialist skills as appropriate.

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

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.30 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, Apprentices national minimum wage (NMW) for all other apprentices.

    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

    32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. Monday-Friday. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To provide a warm welcome to visitors arriving at the reception
  • To receive and make telephone calls
  • Redirect calls as appropriate and take adequate messages when required
  • To undertake research as and when necessary
  • To assist in organising diaries and meetings for the team
  • To assist in ensuring documents are filed and stored appropriately
  • To organise and minute any meetings
    deemed necessary by the line manager
  • To prepare correspondence when necessary
  • To assist with updating the academy’s social media accounts
  • To assist with updating the academy’s website
  • To successfully complete apprenticeship training, by meeting regularly with your apprenticeship assessor and
    Internal Verifier, travelling to training when required and completing all assessment material in a timely

The training you will be getting

  • During your apprenticeship you will be assigned a trainer and will work towards the Business administration apprenticeship standard (level 3)
  • You may also be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills (this will be determined by your existing
  • Your trainer will meet with you virtually every two weeks with onsite observations and formal reviews taking place every 12 weeks
  • In between these meetings you will have dedicated time away from your job to work on the apprenticeship and collate evidence for your apprenticeship e-portfolio with ongoing support from your manager and trainer

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of progressing to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment within this sector
  • This apprenticeship will teach you highly transferable knowledge, skills and behaviours which can be applied across all sectors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Willing to learn, Ability to self-evaluate, Able to work flexibly


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A-C or 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

To be eligible, applicants must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship. Please note: you must not have already completed a Level 3 Business Admin apprenticeship.

About the employer

Sir Herbert Leon Academy, Bletchley, South Milton Keynes, is a comprehensive 11-16 mixed school with 670 learners and a dedicated team of around 100 teachers and support staff. Our priority is focused on providing a nurturing environment that values both academic achievement and personal development. Being a relatively small secondary school, Sir Herbert Leon offers an environment where staff can build strong connections with both colleagues and students. As we journey towards elevating aspirations and outcomes for the local community, our core purpose is clear—to expose all young people to a range of opportunities, both personally and academically. We aim to equip them with the skills and mindset needed to live fulfilling and successful lives. Join us at Sir Herbert Leon Academy, where the commitment to grow strong relationships, prioritising well-being, and striving for excellence in education shapes a community dedicated to the development of every individual. Please contact us for an informal chat or to arrange a school visit.


Sir Herbert Leon Academy


Fern Grove


Milton Keynes



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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

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today through our Careers website.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Dec 2023