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HR (Human Resources) Support Administrator Apprentice CROFTON ACADEMY

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and engaging individual to join our team. The varied role will include providing administrative support across all areas of the school, including the HR and Business team and Reception, whilst working towards a HR Level 3 qualification.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £10,398.00 - £11,178.00 - salary depending on age and experience

  • Working week

    8.15am - 4.15pm Monday to Friday - all-year round full time position

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for an ambitious, bright individual and an independent thinker who is capable of working well in a team.  The purpose of the role will be to provide an effective HR support and administrative service to enable the academy to achieve the highest possible standards for its students.

The successful applicant must have great organisational and communication skills. You will also be able to work flexibly both as part of a team and on your own initiative.

Key tasks and responsibilities will include:

General Administration:

Provide effective administration support to the academy, including but not limited to;

  • Maintaining manual and computerised records/management information systems
  • Assisting with the implementation and HR policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner
  • Responding to routine correspondence 
  • Operate relevant ICT packages/information systems; Word, Excel,Outlook and the internet
  • Preparing files and documents for internal processes and communications
  • Reprographics tasks including photocopying, binding, laminating, enveloping and distribution of materials
  • General office duties and administration, including support teaching staff with administrative tasks, such as labels, mail merge, and letters 
  • Reception duties
  • To deal courteously and efficiently with all visitors and colleagues
  • Support the organisation of events such as parents' evenings and recruitment days by offering a friendly and professional admin support service

Pupil Data:

  • Updating of pupils' data on the SIMS student database
  • Provide staff members with pupil information as required
  • Ensuring data is dealt with accurately and up to date in line with
  • Data Protection legislation
  • Ensuring that the Policies of the Academy are observed and that good practice is encouraged, particularly in the areas of Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Confidentiality

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the organisation which is relevant to your post within the company to meet the overall business objectives.  

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

You will complete the HR Support Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.  Upon completion, you will be eligible to apply for Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The apprenticeship will be delivered via remote 1:1 tutor support, self-led study and blended learning and development activities, all within the workplace.

You and the employer can decide together when training will take place each week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon succesful completion of the apprenticeship you will have a recognised HR Level 3 qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade 4 / C or above) Essential

Things to consider

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check

About the employer

Castleford Academy Trust established as a Trust on 1st April 2013. The Trust comprises of two secondary academies: Castleford Academy and Crofton Academy; and three primary academies: Park Junior Academy, Glasshoughton Infant Academy and Three Lane Ends Academy. Each academy is based within the Wakefield district. The academies have a combined pupil capacity of 3,448 plus 156 nursery and 50 Post 16 places and had 3,428 pupils on roll plus 71 children in nursery and 22 in Post 16 in the school census in October 2021. Crofton Academy is a high achieving and successful Academy and we are extremely proud of the high quality of education we provide. We have high expectations and insist on high standards for all pupils. Pupils are taught to have an excellent attitude to learning and to behave in a way which shows respect to themselves and others. ​ The core values of our Academy’s ethos are Care, Aspire, Succeed: The curriculum ensures that every pupil leaves with excellent levels of literacy and numeracy, essential for everyday life. We look to find and develop other talents including sporting, artistic, musical, dramatic and technological talents. We have state of the art facilities to help to achieve fantastic opportunities.




Crofton Academy High Street Crofton


West Yorkshire


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Training provider



Katrina Clarke

01924 470477

Apprenticeship standard

HR support

Level 3 (A level)

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