Business Administration Apprentice - St Michael's Community Academy St Bart's Multi-Academy Trust

We are a small, friendly team in a busy primary school office based in Crewe and work closely together to provide an efficient administration function to the school, leadership team and parents.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 8.30am - 3.30pm, with 30 mins lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We have a vacancy for an Business Administration Apprentice to help with daily duties which include:

* Deal with Parent/Visitor enquiries via telephone and face to face to ensure handled efficiently and in a friendly manner.

* Photocopying letters and information leaflets to go out to parents. Also adding letters to Class DoJo.

* Assisting attendance officers with register queries.

* Dealing with dinner registers and school lunch bookings on the School Money System.

* Filing, photocopying and collation of information.

* Taking information to class rooms for children and staff.

* Opening the post and distributing to staff.

* Distributing stationery stock requests to staff.

* Notwithstanding the detail in this job description, in accordance with the school's flexibility policy the job holder will undertake such work as may be determined by the Principal from time to time or up to a level consistent with the main responsibilities of the job.

* Discrete and will work to a high level of confidentiality (dealing with pupil and parent information).

* Good numeracy skills (cash handling and some account keeping will be a part of the role).

* Good written communication skills (letter writing, e-mails and school newsletter will be a part of the role).

The training you will be getting

* Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship.

* Level 2 Functional Skills (if not exempt) Off-the-job training to deliver new skills and knowledge.


Gateway - Portfolio of evidence Exam - Knowledge Test (comprising of 50 multiple choice questions) Portfolio-based Interview Presentation around Project/Improvement.

Training to be provided - All job role training will be given to the candidate by the office staff on the school's administration processes and you will be enrolled onto a Business Administrator Apprenticeship with Total People.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship qualification, you will have an opportunity for permanent employment with further skills development in the business sector.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

* How do you plan to get to work each day to ensure you arrive on time? * Enthusiastic and friendly * Can communicate well with adults and children * Pro-active and shows initiative * Flexible with a sense of humour Questions to answer in your covering letter to us: 1. What has been your proudest achievement so far in your school life or career? 2. What would you like to gain from your apprenticeship and what are your future aspirations?

About the employer

St. Michael's Community Academy is part of the St. Bart's Multi-Academy Trust. Choosing your child's school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent. As an academy at the centre of our local community, our fundamental aim is to promote positive attitudes towards learning, tolerance and respect for one another, and pride in what we do. We encourage children to always do the best that they are capable of, and we value the contribution of everyone.


St Bart's Multi-Academy Trust


Holland Street



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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

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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