Manchester Communication Primary Academy - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship GREATER MANCHESTER ACADEMIES TRUST

Manchester Communication Primary Academy are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to support pupils with their learning in lessons and groups. The apprentice would be placed in Y5 (key stage 2) initially.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28 an hour (based on 37.5 hours per week a year, the annual wage you will receive will actually be £7,524)

    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 - Friday, shifts to be confirmed (Term-time only).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Apprentice teaching assistant to be placed in Y5 (key stage 2) initially.
  • Supporting pupils with their learning in lessons and groups.
  • Providing support at break and lunchtimes.
  • Creating and managing resources for learning, and supporting the maintenance of the learning environment.

Desired skills, qualities and qualifications:

  • Flexibility
  • Committed and hard-working
  • Understanding of nurture
  • Good sense of humour
  • Professionalism

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard, plus a qualification and Functional Skills in English and maths, if required.
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The right candidate may be offered a permanent position after completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Caring, Flexible, Professional


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

Things to consider

LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all. We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers

About the employer

Our school is an incredible community, made up of a fantastically diverse range of pupils, families and colleagues. Together, we work hard to ensure that all of our children achieve the very best that they can. This is achieved through excellent teaching and learning, deep social impact through innovative family support models, and a well-embedded whole school approach to nurture.




49 Parkstead Drive



M9 5QN

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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

Teaching assistant

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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