Business Administration Apprenticeship with Easterside Academy

Easterside Academy

Middlesbrough, TS4 3RG

Closes in 4 days (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 July 2024


Easterside Primary are seeking an Office Apprentice who is keen, willing to learn and develop as part of our school community. You will be based in our Academy in Middlesbrough, learning from highly experienced staff in a busy environment. You will havine office-based responsibilities and contribute to the functions of the wider school.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is term-time PLUS 5 days

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard
Training will be delivered face-to-face a half day a week.  There will also be workshops and 1-2-1 support given.

Functional skills if required.

Where you’ll work

Erith Grove




An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Business administrator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Skilled in the use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to: write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data. Examples include MS Office or equivalent packages. Able to choose the most appropriate IT solution to suit the business problem. Able to update and review databases, record information and produce data analysis where required.
  • Produces accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals. Makes recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management. Drafts correspondence, writes reports and able to review others' work. Maintains records and files, handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation's procedures. Coaches others in the processes required to complete these tasks.
  • Exercises proactivity and good judgement. Makes effective decisions based on sound reasoning and is able to deal with challenges in a mature way. Seeks advice of more experienced team members when appropriate.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within their own team and across the organisation. Demonstrates ability to influence and challenge appropriately. Becomes a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as they gain area knowledge.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms. Uses the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively. Demonstrates agility and confidence in communications, carrying authority appropriately. Understands and applies social media solutions appropriately. Answers questions from inside and outside of the organisation, representing the organisation or department.
  • Completes tasks to a high standard. Demonstrates the necessary level of expertise required to complete tasks and applies themself to continuously improve their work. Is able to review processes autonomously and make suggestions for improvements. Shares administrative best-practice across the organisation e.g. coaches others to perform tasks correctly. Applies problem-solving skills to resolve challenging or complex complaints and is a key point of contact for addressing issues.
  • Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines. Positively manages the expectations of colleagues at all levels and sets a positive example for others in the workplace. Makes suggestions for improvements to working practice, showing understanding of implications beyond the immediate environment (e.g. impact on clients, suppliers, other parts of the organisation). Manages resources e.g. equipment or facilities. Organises meetings and events, takes minutes during meetings and creates action logs as appropriate. Takes responsibility for logistics e.g. travel and accommodation.
  • Uses relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report. Plans required resources to successfully deliver projects. Undertakes and leads projects as and when required.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade Min Grade 4 or equivalent)
    • Maths (grade Min Grade 4 or equivalent)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    Your role will involve learning and gaining practical experience in a wide range of administrative tasks and office procedures. This entry-level position offers a valuable opportunity to develop fundamental office skills, gain exposure to different areas of the organisation and lay the foundation for a successful career in administration or related field. This role is specific to a primary school setting and will require regular interaction with staff and parents as well as liaising with and supporting young children. This role requires an Enhanced DBS.

    About this company

    We are a fully inclusive Primary Academy for children aged 3 – 11, located just outside of the town of Middlesbrough. With our own extensive grounds, and excellent facilities, we provide plenty of space for children to learn; reach their potential and ultimately shine! We are extremely lucky to have dedicated and skilful staff who all work tirelessly to provide the best opportunities for all pupils and to create a friendly, caring and positive atmosphere of purposeful learning. Our aim is for all children to develop into independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations, who are resilient and know how to make a positive contribution to their own community and wider society.

    After this apprenticeship

    The role is purely as an apprentice in the first instance but may result in progression to an admin role withing the school or another school within the Trust, should there be a suitable vacancy.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Maria Ferguson


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262197.

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    Closes in 4 days (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

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