Administrative Assistant Apprenticeship

Townfield Primary School

Are you enthusiastic, driven and love communicating with people from all walks of life? Do you want to work in an office environment that is different every day? If so, we have the perfect role for you.

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Closing date: 13 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

30 hours Monday to Friday between 8:30am & 4:30pm

Apprenticeship duration

Minimum of 12 months

Possible start date

16 Apr 2017

Date posted

12 May 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

As a PA you will act as first point of contact with people from both inside and outside the school and will provide excellent organisational and administrative support to the schools Business Manager and Head Teacher.

Duties and responsibilities of the role will include;

  • Maintaining office systems, including data management and filing,
  • Be directly involved in the preparation of meetings and events,
  • Answering phone calls,
  • Organising and Managing diaries,
  • Provide general office support to head teachers and Business managers
  • Organising and attending meetings
  • Screening telephone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate
  • Meeting and greeting visitors,
  • Taking dictation and minutes,
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff, and
  • Maintaining school online systems.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Willingness to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Punctual & Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Work well on their own initiative
  • Smart appearance
  • Friendly
  • Able to relate to people on different levels
  • Willing to listen and learn
  • Not afraid to ask questions

Qualifications required

GCSE English & Maths (minimum C preferred).

Future prospects

This opportunity comes with the prospect of moving into Business Management and Financial Management.

Things to consider

  • Post will require DBS check
  • Understanding of confidentiality is a necessity

About the employer

Working as part of a small team in a busy school office environment.


Townfield Primary School


Townfield Lane


CH43 2LH

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business & Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration
  • Functional Skill English at Level 1
  • Functional Skill mathematics at Level 1
  • Functional Skill ICT at Level 1

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by J.M. EDUCATION LIMITED


Rebecca Ormond

Other information


From 1st October 2015 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate for their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 13 Apr 2017