HR Administrator Apprentice Bordesley MAT

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the HR team of Bordesley MAT, looking after four schools. An affinity for administration and the desire to ensure staff wellbeing is desirable. You will be involved in the daily HR function of advertising, recruitment processes, contract changes, and staff enquiries.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28 per hour (negotiable for exceptional candidate) Moving to appropriate minimum wage after 12 months. Term time only

    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

    8.00am–3.30pm or 8.30am–4.00pm Monday to Friday 35 hours per week term time only

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Vacancy advertising using TES, WM Jobs, DfE teaching vacancies, local press and social media
  • Recruitment process, including references and ID checks
  • Safeguarding checks, included DBS checks
  • Liaising with School Employee Services to issue contracts
  • Liaising with school line manager to ensure induction and probation is completed
  • Working alongside the HR officers to assist in the safer recruitment process
  • Administrative tasks for Bordesley MAT central team

Working within education will necessitate a variety of safeguarding training to be completed.  This will be done online via the National College.

You will need to be able to use Microsoft including Microsoft Planner, and Fresh Desk ticketing system. You will also be using the Bromcom MIS personnel module. Full training will be provided.

The training you will be getting

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Worcester (WR4 9GN).

You will receive a training plan that is specific to your qualification, with sessions that are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and remote.

Additional training for functional skills in English and maths will be undertaken if needed.

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your BUSINESS ADMIN level 3 qualification.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will stand you in good stead for moving into a HR role with further responsibilities.

By joining Bordesley MAT you will have advantage of working with consummate professional both in the central staff and in the schools.

Bordesley MAT offer a staff incentive package and will be able to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Further HR qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Administrative skills, Team working, own initiative, positive attitude, confidentiality


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential

About the employer

A multi-academy trust with four schools, one first, two middle and one high school based in Redditch, Worcestershire. With over 400 employees across the MAT.


Bordesley MAT


Bordesley MAT

Easemore Road


B98 8HB

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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


Emily Jackson

01905 330732

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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