Business Administration Apprentice St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy

Supporting and engaging with different parts of the organisation you will interact with internal or external customers. Duties will include working in the main reception, reprographics, finance, data inputting and dealing with inquiries on email, letters and telephone. Full training and support will be provided throughout your apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 16 Mar 2024

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 to Thursday 8.30am - 4pm, Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm, college attendance and off-the-job training will be accounted for in your working hours.

    Total hours per week: 36.75

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 May 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Main reception - dealing with walk-ins, post, telephone etc
  • Reprographics - reproducing documents and teaching material 
  • Finance, order and invoicing - ensuring payments are made to or from suppliers, gathering quotes and placing orders for materials/services as required
  • Correspondence - responding to letters, emails and messages in a timely manner whilst adhering to school policies 
  • Telephone calls - making and taking calls from parents/carers, teaching staff, support staff, suppliers and other external organisations 
  • Any other administration duties to ensure the smooth running of the school 

The training you will be getting

You will study towards the Business Administration level 3 Apprenticeship standard. Attending college every 6 weeks you'll complete an activity day and spend time in class with other apprentices, college transport is available. 

In the workplace you'll receive full support to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to achieve your apprenticeship, these will include; interpersonal skills, organisational, knowledge around school policies and process and instruction on how to use the school IT systems. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is excellent potential for permanent employment at the school, or across the wider trust it is part of. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, An interest in the industry, Reliable


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

Things to consider

You will need to complete a DBS check as part of your sign-up process, you will e supported to do this. Please consider how you will get to work each day.

About the employer

We are a family of 20 primary schools and 5 secondary schools in Derbyshire and the surrounding counties, united by the common goal to give every child an excellent Catholic education.


St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy


St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy

Palace Fields


SK17 6AF

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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


Apprenticeships 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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & College by clicking the 'apply now' button.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Mar 2024