Level 3 Apprenticeship: Business Administration

Alder Community High SchoolGee Cross, Hyde

Alder Community High School has a fantastic development opportunity for an Apprentice Reception and Administration Assistant working as part of our wider school administration team.

As an apprentice, under the supervision and direction of the PA to the Headteacher, the Business Manager and other office staff, you will provide reception, clerical, administrative and support to the school. As a first point of contact for all visitors to the school and for all telephone enquiries, you will provide a calm, professional, welcoming and efficient reception service.

You will need to have excellent communication and IT skills and a willingness to further develop these skills. You will also need to have an organised approach to your work with meticulous attention to detail. Punctuality and reliability are essential.

The successful candidate will receive on the job training and will complete a Level 3 Business Administration qualification. Working alongside experienced staff you will build up knowledge of school systems and procedures and develop many transferable skills to support you in your career.

Please note this role is only open to applicants who are not studying for or hold an apprenticeship or any equivalent qualification at the same level or higher in the field applied for.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced status check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The hours of work are 36 hours per week Monday to Friday 7:30am to 3.30pm, term time only plus 5 additional days to be worked as required throughout the school holidays, one of which will be GCSE results day.  Additional holidays cannot be taken during term time.

Apprenticeship Information

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

Business Administration, Level 3 (A level equivalent)

Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.


The School is currently in the process of converting to an Academy, which is proposed to take place on 1 September 2021. This role will be affected by the transfer, meaning that the successful applicant will transfer to the Academy, along with all other school staff.  The conversion to an Academy will be undertaken in accordance with the DfE and legal requirements.  

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