Business Admin Apprentice (Executive Support) Capel Manor College

The role sits within the Executive Support sect of the Customer Support Services department. The candidate will work alongside two Executive Assistants and the Senior Executive Assistant, providing a personal assistance service to senior College leaders. The Apprentice and Executive Assistant roles report to the Senior Executive Assistant. The role includes preparing and taking notes for student disciplinaries, processing invoices and supporting with the annual policy review cycle.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary range of £9,884.16 - £19,506.24pa plus London Weighting. Salary is depending on age.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.2 hours per day. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Liaise with customers and colleagues by telephone, emails and in-person
  • Assist with booking meetings
  • Assist with photocopying and printing
  • Assist with organising hospitality for college visitors
  • Assist with obtaining information in preparation for reports/projects
  • Preparing and formatting documents including in preparation for meetings such as course reps and working groups
  • Preparing, attending and taking notes/minutes at meetings including room bookings, setting up Teams/Zoom links and distributing agendas
  • Preparing and taking notes for student disciplinaries
  • Processing invoices
  • Supporting with the annual policy review cycle
  • Supporting with the delivery of projects
  • Assisting with the administrative arrangments for external monitoring visits including Ofsted, Matrix and Landex
  • Supporting with the organisation and delivery of college events
  • To promote and implement all college policies, particularly those which refer to health & safety, equality of opportunity and Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults
  • To participate in college programmes of staff appraisal and continuing professional development
  • To develop effective working relationships internally and with external partners
  • To operate at all times in line with the college’s values and behaviours
  • To undertake other duties as may reasonably be required in the interests of the efficient functioning of the college

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

  • Working towards completing Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard
  • Work based learning with ad hoc attendance at Hertford Regional College for workshops

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be opportunities to apply for other vacancies within the college at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Microsoft Office, Self motivated, Integrity, Confident


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

Things to consider

Working long periods on a computer. Ability to work as part of a team. Work towards deadlines.

About the employer

We are London’s only environmental college, offering a diverse range of full and part-time courses in further and higher education for young people and adults. We embrace and promote inclusivity in land-based careers. Students across our five campuses are immersed in a hands-on and creative outdoor learning environment, with exceptional industry-experienced tutors. We are committed to engaging with the local community and invite the public to visit our estates, gardens, farm and zoos across London. These include Capel Manor Gardens, Forty Hall Farm and Crystal Palace Park Farm.


Capel Manor College


Bullsmoor Lane



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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

College application form required

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2023