Apprentice Administration Assistant Ridgeway Primary Academy

You will work closely with the administration team providing general administration support at Ridgeway Primary Academy carrying out a range of duties. During the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain appropriate experience and will be mentored by the Office Manager and by an external training provider.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 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 Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm. Friday: 8.30am - 4.00pm. (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work as part of the administration team providing business support services to the school
  • Provide customer service both on the school reception and answering calls
  • Undertaking a range of administration duties
  • Use of a management information system to input and maintain pupil data
  • Use of a communications system to prepare bulk emails and texts to parents

The training you will be getting

  • You will study for a Level 3 Qualifcation in Business Administration
  • You will have a mentor both in school and from Tyne Coast College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will be able to progress into an Administration role, in addition to this role, it will also give you experience in customer service, communications, data input and working with children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Ridgeway Primary Academy is a primary school based in South Shields. It is a popular, inclusive 2-form entry primary school with 450 on role at the heart of a vibrant and supportive community. Our children are enthusiastic learners, supported by a staff team who bring energy and a determination to support children to be their very best. Our school motto is, ‘Proud, Unique, Ambitious’: we recognise the different strengths of our children and we help them to unlock their potential – and children and staff alike are proud of that achievement.


Ridgeway Primary Academy


Ridgeway Primary Academy

Park Avenue

South Shields

NE34 8AB

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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

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