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Business Administrator Apprentice Elm Park Primary School

Elm Park Primary School are looking to recruit a Business Admin Apprentice. We are a two form entry Primary School and have a very modern building based in the borough of Havering. You will be working in a busy school office with a very experienced office team.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm (1 hour lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be learning all aspects of school office work:

  • Using SIMS (pupil data base)
  • Using FMS (Financial management system)
  • Using excel

Daily tasks would include:

  • Communicating with parents
  • Running registers
  • Ensuring school dinners are ordered and paid for
  • Paying suppliers
  • Liaising with contractors

Monthly tasks would include:

  • Running payroll reports
  • Running financial reports for governors

Ad hoc tasks would include:

  • Human Resources – processing new staff starters, ensuring safeguarding checks are  in place
  • Resource management


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 - Business Administration Apprenticeship - Standard
  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Day release to attend college at our Havering campus (RM11 2LL) OR our Hackney campus (N1 6HQ)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To progress with various courses ran by institutes such as the Institute of Administrative Management etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Good organisational skills, Good time management, Able to work under pressure, Flexibility, IT confident, Good written skills, Clearly spoken, Able to take direction, Reflect on own practice


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9/4 or A/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9/4 or A/C) Essential

Things to consider

We are a very busy school office sometimes dealing with upset parents, nervous or angry children. Potentially providing first aid. You must be happy to work with the school nurture dog - Bella.

About the employer

The school is a currently oversubscribed fully inclusive school. There are opportunities to diversify and experience different aspects of school life. We have recently federated with another local primary school.


Elm Park Primary School


South End Road

Elm Park


RM12 5UA

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Training provider



Jane Willsmer

0330 135 9000

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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