Business Administration Apprentice Heath Lane Academy

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Business Administration Apprentice to join our team at Heath Lane Academy. This apprenticeship offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable administrative experience within an educational setting while working towards a recognised qualification in Business Administration.

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

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 12 months, if aged over 19, you will be paid the National Minimum Wage for your age.

    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

    37.50 per week 7.50 hours per day plus 30 min unpaid lunch break per day. Shifts tbc. Role will be term-time only (paid only for 44.87 weeks out of 52 this is 39 weeks paid plus holiday pay)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Responsibilities:

Administrative Support:

  • Assist with general office duties, including filing, photocopying, and data entry.
  • Update student/staff records and databases.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail, emails, and phone calls.
  • Prepare documents and run reports as required.

Reception Duties:

  • Greet visitors and handle inquiries at the reception desk.
  • Ensure the reception area is tidy and presentable.
  • Manage the signing in and out process for visitors and staff.


  • Liaise with students, staff, and external stakeholders in a professional manner.
  • Assist in the coordination of meetings and school events.
  • Distribute information to students, staff, and parents as needed

Support to School Staff:

  • Provide administrative support to teachers and school leadership.
  • Assist with the organization of school trips, events, and activities.
  • Assist with the preparation & co-ordination of exams

Data Management:

  • Ensure accurate and timely input of data into the school’s management information system.
  • Assist with the preparation of statistical and management reports. 

Compliance and Confidentiality:

  • Adhere to school policies and procedures, including those related to safeguarding and data protection.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information at all times.

Skills and Qualities:


  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new tasks and challenges.


  • Previous experience in an administrative or customer service role.
  • Familiarity with educational environments or working with young people.
  • Basic understanding of data management and confidentiality principles.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards a Level 3 Business Administration qualification. 

You may also need to work towads Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English if not acheived at GCSE or equivalent. 

All training will be delivered remotely via Teams, during paid working hours.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for a permanent position, depending on school budget.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Initiative, Non judgemental


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

Things to consider

Enhanced DBS check Role will be based on-site

About the employer

United Learning is a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country. We uniquely comprise schools in both the state and the independent sectors and currently educate over 60,000 students and employ over 9,000 members of staff. The growing range of outstanding group-wide activities that we can provide will mean that more young people will have truly exceptional and inspiring experiences. We believe that our Group contains the most developed relationships and practical interactions between independent and state schools in the country; creating benefits for all the schools involved whilst respecting both traditions and learning from each other. United Learning comprises both United Church Schools Trust, which operates our fee-paying independent schools, and United Learning Trust, which operates our state-funded academies.


Heath Lane Academy


Heath Lane Academy

Heath Lane

Earl Shilton


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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


Rachel OConnor



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

Employer's Application Instructions

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of candidates for the post. You will need to complete a full application available under the Business Administration Apprentice vacancy on our website To arrange an informal discussion regarding the role please email This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jul 2024