William Brookes School

Apprentice Administrator


William Brookes School

Training Provider:


Wage Competitive salary
37.0 hours per week 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 4.00pm on Friday
duration: 15 months
start: 1 January 2020
Much Wenlock
Advanced(level 3)
Business and Administration (apprenticeship standard)
24 November 2019 (application closing date)
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a school, gaining and enhancing your knowledge of work, specifically within administration. During this time you will also work towards your Level 3 in Business Administration.


As an apprentice administrative assistant, you will work to support the administration and reception functions of the school.

Your main duties and responsibilities are as follows:


  • Providing administrative support to middle and senior school leaders
  • Providing general clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, filing, faxing, completing standard forms, responding to routine correspondence
  • Maintaining manual and computerised records, use of computerised management information systems
  • Producing lists/information/data as required e.g. pupil behaviour data
  • Word-processing and other IT based tasks
  • Taking notes at meetings


  • Undertaking reception duties, mainly within Student Services, dealing with student queries, answering general telephone and face to face enquiries
  • Assisting occasionally with pupil first aid/welfare duties, looking after sick pupils, liaising with teachers/parents/other staff, etc.
  • Assisting in arrangements for school trips, events, etc.
  • Liaising with parents

Future Prospects

There are excellent future prospects and lots of training opportunities.

Reality Check

This position is term time (plus one week) only and there is a requirement for 5 personal development days a year.

**Please note - County Training will likely be in contact with you by phone and by email with updates about this vacancy. Please check your voicemail and inbox often for updates.**

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Skills Required

The successful candidate will have:

  • Some clerical/administrative work
  • Good computer/keyboard skills
  • Very good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Very good ICT skills and ability to extract and manipulate reports

Qualities Required

The successful candidate will be:

  • Able to work well within a team and individually
  • Able to work calmly and efficiently
  • Smart appearance
  • Experience of working in an educational setting is desirable
  • Willingness to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service check
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality

Qualifications Required

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Ideally the employer is looking for a level 2 standard candidate who will be able to work towards their Level 3
  • Previous administration work experience is desired, but not essential

Training Provided

  • Business Administration - Level 3 NVQ.
  • Every learner will also be expected to work towards approved Level 2 English and maths qualifications (if required)
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

As part of the Business Administration apprenticeship, the successful applicant will need to attend an induction sessions plus a literacy/numeracy diagnostic at a County Training centre. They will also need to attend Functional Skills tests, learn about Employer Rights and Responsibilities plus document Personal Learning and Thinking Skills throughout their programme. We also offer some short courses which are free for our level 3 learners to attend.

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