Clerical Assistant Apprentice Staffordshire County Council

Codsall Community High School is looking for an enthusiastic driven individual to join their team to support with day-to-day administration tasks. Enhance the support and quality of the school. Being able to develop an understanding of safeguarding and improving quality.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After the first year, your wage will be at the minimum rate for your age.

    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 Friday 8 am - 4 pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Provide routine clerical support, e.g. photocopying, filing, faxing, emailing and completing routine
  • Maintain manual and computerised records/management information systems and respond to
  • Undertake routine typing, and word-processing on an ad hoc basis.
  • Sort distribute and record mail.
  • Undertake routine administration, e.g. registers/school meals.
  • Assist with arrangements for visits from County Council officers and external agencies, e.g. Social
  • Operate office equipment e.g. photocopier, computer.
  • Arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies.
  • Undertake routine financial administration e.g. collect and record dinner money.
  • Basic first aid.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3 (Standard) 
  • Regular assessor visits 
  • Mentor on site 
  • One day a month at Telford College 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified you can look at a full-time position, and you can also look at adding training for future progression. 

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, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Consider working in the education environment and have an understanding of safeguarding and data protection.

About the employer

Welcome to Codsall Community High School where ‘Ambition, Altruism and Achievement’ summarise the values that underpin all we do. I am proud to be the Headteacher of this inspirational school with its excellent staff. The school takes pride in being at the heart of a wonderful community and offers an exceptional educational experience for young people. We believe that whilst academic achievement is critically important, education is about the whole child. Consequently, we consider the education of the character, employability, happiness and safety of children to be as important as academic progress. I make no apologies for the high expectations and aspirations that we hold for each student. We know that with hard work and commitment, there are no limits. Our culture means we recognise and celebrate achievement and commitment regularly. I look forward to working with you for the benefit of the students and the community. Together we will achieve fantastic things.


Staffordshire County Council


Codsall Community High School

Elliotts Lane



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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

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