Compass School - Business Administration Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Compass School are looking for a Business Administrator to provide a welcoming and efficient reception service for the school as well as work towards achieving a Level 3 Business Administration qualification.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increase after 12 months

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To welcome visitors to the school, ensuring that all relevant security and signing-in procedures are followed
  • To answer the telephone in a professional manner, routing all calls appropriately and taking accurate messages
  • To open and distribute incoming post
  • To provide refreshments to visitors if required
  • To provide welfare support to the pupils of the school. This may include undertaking minor first aid duties (dependent on training) and assisting children with personal hygiene

To undertake a variety of basic clerical duties to support other members of the team. This may include:

  • Photocopying and collating/distributing documents
  • Filing and basic record keeping
  • Taking payments for school dinners etc

Supporting the school:

  • At an appropriate level, according to the job role, grade and training received, all employees in the school are expected to
  • Support the aims, values, mission and ethos of the school and participate in a team approach to all aspects of school life
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings and INSET days as required, and identify areas of personal practice and experience to develop
  • Take appropriate responsibility for safeguarding and children’s welfare and be aware of confidential issues linked to home/child/teacher/school and keep confidences appropriately
  • Be aware of health and safety issues and act in accordance with the school’s Health and Safety Policy

Other duties:

  • The postholder may be expected to carry out duties other than those given in the job description where the level of responsibility is similar and he/she has appropriate qualifications or receives appropriate training to carry out these duties.

Desired skills, qualities and qualifications:

  • A broad understanding of basic business administration and practical experience of clerical processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and students, through reasonable written and oral communication skills
  • English and maths to GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard qualification 
  • Apprenticeship course work is online/remote learning
  • Candidate will be allocated a tutor to support throughout the apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible progression into full-time employment for the right applicant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable, Professional skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment the company completes digitalised right-to-work checks and DBS applications via an external provider - Vetting.Com. The company also completes an internal online social media search, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. Please google the location prior to applying.

About the employer

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons". You should be aware that Compass School is a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA.




Green Lane


SO16 9FQ


Katie Munn


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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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