Level 3 Business Administrator Apprentice - Adult and Community Learning Middlesbrough College

Northern Skills are recruiting on behalf of Middlesbrough college for a Business Administration Apprentice. The Administrator will sit in the faculty area of Adult and Community Learning. This role is to support with the administration of Skills Bootcamps, Provide skills, training or upskilling to those unemployed or on a low income.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To provide an administrative and secretarial service to the Head of Employability and Projects, including minute taking, arranging meetings, bring-forward, gate-keeping services and liaising with external agencies.
  • To assist the Head of Employability and Projects with preparation of College reports.
  • To implement a data check system relating to learner record documentation to include enrolment, transfer, withdrawal and completions for all Skills Bootcamps
  • To liaise with co-ordinators to ensure that all adjustments are correctly and effectively implemented.
  • To carry out all confidential work using Word, Excel and Access for Directorate Staff as required and to have knowledge of electronic systems and files for documentation and storage.
  • To set up and maintain the centralised and standardised Directorate filing systems, including programme files, confidential learner files.
  • To co-ordinate departments returns in line with the College’s Financial, HR and Quality procedures.
  • To assist with the administration of enrolment planning and processing.
  • To support the department links with the centralised timetable system.
  • To ensure department returns occur in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
  • To carry out office stationery control.
  • To manage equipment bookings, including laptops, video and digital cameras and voting systems.
  • To deal with department enquiries and support the recording of learner and staff absence.
  • To manage the sorting and prioritising of departments mail including e-mail.
  • To manage the departments links within employers including managing the operation of the Employer Liaison boards and maintain accurate records using the CRM.
  • To be actively involved in the administration and evaluation of marketing activities, learner recruitment, learner interviews in conjunction with the Employment Engagement Advisor and Training and Engagement Officer.
  • To actively show a commitment to the Departmental Strategic Objectives.
  • To show an active commitment to the College's Equality and Diversity Policy, Quality Frameworks and Health & Safety Procedures.
  • To actively participate in Continuous Professional Development including the introduction of new technologies to allow you to contribute effectively to the success of the College.
  • To carry out such other appropriate duties commensurate with your skills, knowledge and experience.
  • The College may, in consultation with you, need to vary these duties from time to time in order to respond to the changing requirements of the College.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Day release one day per week
  • Middlesbrough College
  • On and Off the Job Training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. All closing, interview and start dates are subject to change and may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews.

About the employer

Middlesbrough College is the largest General Further Education College in the Tees Valley and has been situated in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, since 2008. It has developed from the initial main site to the vibrant campus that is now in place with our Campus Heart, dedicated Sixth Form, STEM Centre, Higher Education Centre, and further development for our apprentices in progress.


Middlesbrough College


Middlesbrough College

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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

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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