Early Years Apprentice St Andrews CE Primary School

St Andrews CE Primary are looking to recruit an apprentice to join their pre-school team to support young children’s development and learning.

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. Shifts to be agreed with employer.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At St Andrews CE Primary,  apprentices are an integral part of the nursery team. You will hit the ground running in your Early Years career, whilst being supported and nurtured along the way. 

  • Be a creative and inspirational role model for our children.
  • Learn how to deliver a holistic approach to the curriculum, ensuring the environment offers rich, first-hand learning opportunities for all children.

The training you will be getting

  • The Early Years apprentice will work towards a Level 2 Early Years practitioner qualification via Weymouth College and will at the same time have formal training delivered by St Andrews CE Primary.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Prospect of progression to a higher level apprenticeship qualification and to progress within the business.

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to attend an interview and assessment at Weymouth College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

We are a large primary school serving the parish of St Andrew’s and St Francis with children and families joining our school community from a wide area in Weymouth. Our pre-school, the Mulberry Bush, joined the academy in September 2018. We have 10 classes for 2022-2023. You will notice that we use the sea as a theme across the school; all classes are named after a sea creature and the classes are grouped into: Early Years - pre-school and Reception Key Stage 1 (KS1) - three mixed Year 1 and 2 classes Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) - three mixed Year 3 and 4 classes Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) - two Year 5 classes and one Year 6 class We are part of the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust (DSAT). We joined the Trust in the summer of 2017. DSAT is comprised of 23 schools based in Dorset and Wiltshire. We are part of the Bay Hub of schools that includes Beechcroft St Paul’s, St John’s, Beaminster St Mary and we are about to welcome St Nicholas and St Laurence join us. As the Bay Hub we work closely together as a learning community.


St Andrews CE Primary School


Littlemoor Rd



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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

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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 use the above link and click Apply Now . As soon as we receive your application we can then proceed to the next stage of the initial assessment process.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024