Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Portsmouth City Council

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant Apprentice to become part of the Wimborne team and work in a friendly and successful school; whilst working towards relevant industry standard qualifications.

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Closing date: 07 Jul 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, 08:45 - 15:25. 30.5 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • We need someone who has a desire to be successful in education and passion for being a positive role-model to young people. You will work as part of a team to deliver safe and enjoyable activities for young people, support teachers and assist members of staff in the day-to-day duties of working in a school.
  • Working with young people aged between 4 and 11 years.
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom.
  • Supporting young people with their learning.
  • Supporting young people with specific education needs (SEND), including running intervention groups.
  • Be involved in creating displays and preparing resources.
  • Understand the safeguarding and behaviour policy and their role within these policies.
  • Ability to always conduct yourself in a professional manner whilst working in schools.
  • An eagerness to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant.
  • A passion for working with children.
  • Relevant personal qualities including patience and communication.
  • Ability to always show professionalism.
  • Ability to listen and learn from more experienced staff.

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant level 3 standard qualification
  • 20% off the job training
  • Tutor support via smart assessor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent position considered on completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental


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

About the employer

Primary School with 564 pupils. Inspected last year and rated good and outstanding for behaviour. Our school motto is ‘Reach for the Stars’. We encourage all children to aim high and work hard to achieve all their hopes, dreams, and ambitions. We promote our Star Values of; Sincerity, Teamwork, Achievement, and Respect to ensure our school is a great place to be and that our children learn how to be good citizens.


Portsmouth City Council


Wimborne School


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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

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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