Apprentice Administrator

Priory Woods School

Priory Woods School are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as an Apprentice Administrator. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

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    £209 per week, Term Time Only

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    37 hours per week

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    Middlesbrough, TS3 0RH

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    21 Months


To provide general administrative support. The post holder, in accordance with instructions issued by senior colleagues, will be expected to undertake the following:

  • Provide basic clerical and administrative support to other staff to support the administration function
  • Operate school office equipment e.g.; photocopying, stapling, collation of documents, franking machine.
  • Undertake accurate data-inputting, word processing and other IT based tasks.
  • Front of house reception duties and enquiries as necessary.
  • Filing
  • Receipt and distribution of internal and external mail.
  • Use Microsoft and e-mail packages
  • Set up and dismantle manual and electronic display equipment, e.g. laptops and projectors
  • Escorting pupils and visitors through the school.


School Ethos

  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Develop constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals where appropriate to the role.
  • Share expertise and skills with others.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.
  • Demonstrate and promote commitment to equal opportunities and to the elimination of behaviour and practices that could be discriminatory.
  • Within a responsibility of a duty of care, comply with all policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be an effective role model for pupils by demonstrating and promoting the positive values, attitudes and behaviour expected from pupils.


  • Good organisational ability
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Team Work
  • Excellent IT skills

  • Previous Administration/clerical experience
  • Previous Customer Service experience
  • Willing to train and learn

    • Permanent opportunity for the right candidate on completion of Apprenticeship


  • This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships.
  • Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship.
  • For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills. Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us within 5 working days. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. 
  • Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

    • The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    • Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £6.56 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £8.36 for anyone aged 21-22 and £8.91 for anyone aged 23 and over.
    • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).