What will the apprentice be doing?
The apprentice will work with direction to provide general clerical, administrative support and financial administration. Maintaining and updating manual and computerised records, maintain office supplies. Undertake reception duties including answering telephone and responding to routine queries. Undertake general welfare support, including liaison with staff and parents. Work within school policies and procedures, to support the provision of an effective learning environment.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
As part of this role the successful candidate will be expected to work towards and complete the apprenticeship standard, Business Administrator Level 3. The apprentice will be supported with induction and internal on–the–job training in their role. The successful candidate will also be required to complete functional skills initial assessments in Maths, English and ICT. Maths, English and ICT functional skills must be completed as part of the apprenticeship, if prior achievement at GCSE C/4.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
There is no guarantee of a role at the end of this apprenticeship, but support will be given. The apprentice could look for opportunities to progress onto a higher apprenticeship, such as School Business Professional Level 4.
Reality CheckAs a School we need to focus on retention planning and growing our own future of staff as our workforce evolves and changes. As an individual the apprenticeship training will offer on the job training and a qualification that will help the individual to gain employment at a higher level either with ourselves or another education provider.
Skills RequiredIT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or better) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or better) Desired