School Administrator Apprentice


Wigan, WN2 5NG

Closes in 5 days (Sunday 28 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 July 2024


We are recruiting to a School Administrator Apprentice role at Platt Bridge Community School. This role will appeal to you if you are an enthusiastic, motivated, friendly and well-organised individual who is able to work effectively with a range of colleagues as well as self-manage your own tasks and workload.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Working days are Monday - Thursday working 8.30am - 4.30pm and Friday working 8.30am - 4.00pm. There is a 30 minute lunch break each day.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Wednesday 4 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

This apprenticeship will work towards achieving the Business Admin Level 2/3 qualification.

Training will be provided on the job in school and through attendance at college where appropriate.

Where you’ll work

Rivington Avenue

Platt Bridge




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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4)
    • Maths (grade 4)

    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
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    The post holder may be required to undertake pupil first aid/welfare duties including liaising with parents/carers and staff. Annual leave cannot be taken during term time.

    About this company

    Platt Bridge Community School is part of Community First Academy Trust. Our school has a nursery for children from the age of 2 and primary school places for 420 pupils from Reception to Year 6. We are offering an opportunity to work in a busy school office including: • An exciting and caring environment; • A friendly, supportive and experienced staff; • An ambitious and supportive leadership team with a clear vision for the school; • High quality support and professional opportunities; • A genuine opportunity to make a difference. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    This position is offered as an apprenticeship to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire appropriate knowledge and skills in business administration working in a school setting.

    The staffing needs of the school will be reviewed at the end of the apprenticeship to consider if progression to a role in school is required.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Miss Eloise Hough


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262486.

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    Closes in 5 days (Sunday 28 July at 11:59pm)

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