Apprentice Business Administrator (35884) STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIES TRUST

Through our programme, you will work as an apprentice Business Administrator supporting the extended leadership as an integral part of the academy’s support workforce.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 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 Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

A normal day would include:

Working as an apprentice Business Administrator you will provide support to the extended leadership and the main duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Ensure all visitors are welcomed to the academy
  • Ensure security, safeguarding and Health and Safety procedures are followed for all visitors
  • Deal with enquiries and assist pupils, parents and outside agencies according to office processes
  • Deal with internal and external telephone calls in a professional manner, filtering calls as necessary and taking and distributing messages, giving information to enquirers and accurately recording information received
  • Make phone calls to parents, outside agencies and the LA following all office procedures on confidentiality
  • Book appointments, arrange meetings and maintain diaries as directed
  • Monitor incoming general emails, filtering and forwarding to the correct recipient
  • To accurately input text and numeric data including recording income and expenditure onto computerised systems as necessary
  • To maintain records both manually and electronically, producing routine information as required
  • Photocopying, including bulk printing and first line maintenance for clearing jams, replenishing toner cartridges and paper etc
  • Accurately filing and scanning documents as required
  • Maintain all parent and staff leaflets, forms and starter packs, making sure that all forms are up to date and plenty of stock is available as and when required
  • To maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Provide cover for colleagues, working flexibly to meet the needs of the academy

You will also act as a role model for students and be a positive influence on their behaviour and performance at school. Hence, the importance that you demonstrate maturity and excellence in all you do.

At the end of your apprenticeship you will achieve the nationally recognised Business Administration qualification, as well as valuable work experience.

How you will be supported

Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there

If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

The training you will be getting

  • Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an advanced level apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 Business Administration qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Able to work independently, Time management skills, Willing to learn, Motivated, Enthusiastic, Presentable, Fun and friendly personality, Reliable, Conscientious


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

About the employer

At Staffordshire University Academy, we aim to nurture all students to ensure they are happy and confident learners. Through an environment that provides inclusive learning opportunities for all; they can achieve their personal best and aspire to be successful in the future. Students will learn to be reflective and be taught the importance of respect and tolerance for others. Young adults leaving SUA will contribute positively to the local community and be fully prepared for life in modern Britain. We will instil the fundamental values of democracy, freedom, a wider understanding of different faiths and beliefs; celebrating diversity. Students will appreciate the clear link between rights and responsibilities and know the difference between right and wrong. The above will be achieved through the delivery of at least good teaching, excellent communication between the academy, parents, governors and the community and an insistence on the highest standards of behaviour from all.




Marston Road



WS12 4JH

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024