Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship St Alban’s Catholic Academy

The Trustees of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, well organised administrative assistant to assist in the daily running of our school office.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 Per Hour

    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, 08.30am to 15.30pm (although this might be subject to change). One hour lunch break. The contract for this role includes 5 Non Pupil days/39 weeks per year.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful Apprentice will be based in one school office (initially at St Alban’s Catholic Academy) but may be asked, on occasion to work in other offices across the Trust. Full Driving Licence is essential for this role. 

Roles and Responsibilites include:

  • To provide an effective and efficient clerical and welfare support to the Trust. To ensure all administration reflects the Trust in a professional manner. You will be a positive welcoming person being the first point of contact for both phone & face to face enquiries.
  • Excellent Communication and IT skills (Microsoft Office) are essential.   Applicants must be reliable, adaptable, and able to work effectively under pressure, with the ability to prioritise workloads, and enjoy working with children and adults.
  • Previous experience of working within a school office environment using management information systems and an understanding of event organisation would be an advantage. Full training will be given.

The training you will be getting

Business Administrator Apprenticeship, to include:

  • Level 3 Diploma for Business Administrator
  • Level 2 Knowledge Component
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • PLTS

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • May lead to permanent position once the apprenticeship has successfully been completed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

On occasion you may be required to support other schools within the Trust. Applicants must be reliable, adaptable, and able to work effectively under pressure, with the ability to prioritise workloads, and enjoy working with children and adults. The role can be varied day to day, therefore being adaptable to change is necessary.

About the employer

St Alban’s Catholic Academy is a one form entry Primary School, which is part of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust. The school is situated in Harlow, Essex. We have 210 pupils and 40 staff members. St Alban’s school environment is one of warmth with a calm atmosphere. The school is led by a supportive & strong leadership team, who’ll offer support and guidance for this role. As a community of schools and through God’s Love, we endeavour to inspire and motivate our children so they can learn together, grow together, and achieve together. As a Trust, consisting of St Luke's Catholic Academy, St Alban's Catholic Academy and St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, we believe passionately in a rich education. John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” Through Jesus, we ensure that our children have life, and have it to the full. We ensure children excel, not just academically but in faith as disciples and as individuals. Our children learn to love themselves, love each other and the world around them and to love God. Our staff do get to work together across the Trust and sometimes staff change which school they are based in


St Alban’s Catholic Academy


St Alban’s Catholic Academy

First Avenue


CM20 2NP

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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


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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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