The Link Academy Trust

£140.00 per week

Newton Abbot

Business Administration Apprentice
Published: Jun 22, 2017
Ref: LA297RB

The Link Academy Trust is required to provide a comprehensive administrative and organised support service to the school.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of duties, which will include welcoming visitors to the school in a friendly and professional manner ensuring they feel welcome and attended to and process children who arrive late and leave during the day for appointments/sickness etc.

In addition, you will process ID checks for all visitors in accordance with the school’s safeguarding procedures, ensuring everyone is signed in and out and wearing the appropriate identification. You will seek to ensure the safety and welfare of pupils by being aware of unexpected visitors and reporting to senior management team any concerns which arise through contact with children in line with the school’s ‘anti bullying’ and ‘child protection’ policies.

You will ensure all contractors visiting site to carry out any intrusive works sign the school’s Asbestos Register, deal with all queries, either in person or by telephone, in a swiftly and appropriate manner using tact and diplomacy at all times. You will also ensure the answer-phone messages are checked early every morning and then regularly thereafter during the day.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 35hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Wages: £140.00 per week. Any hours above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

The Academy incorporates the six small schools of Bearnes, Diptford, Harbertonford, Hennock, Landscove and Stoke Gabriel. Four of the schools are situated in rural villages around the town of Totnes, set within the beautiful South Hams region of Devon. Hennock is on Dartmoor and is known as “the school with a view”, and Bearnes Primary is a village school set within the heart of the market town of Newton Abbott. Whilst the schools work together, each school is unique with its own particular character and each group of schools, Totnes and Newton and Teign, have their own Local Board of Governors.

The schools achieve high academic standards through the provision of an exciting curriculum that makes the most of their rich surroundings. They offer a caring, nurturing environment, with dedicated staff who strive to meet the needs of every child and a culture of high expectations through first rate systems and procedures that ensure they are effective and efficient in all that they do.

The schools within the Multi-Academy Trust are vibrant and exciting places to work in, yet their small size enables them to know every child and build strong relationships with each family. All the schools have good reputations built on high standards and a caring ethos, but are always looking for ways to improve so that they meet the challenges of preparing children for the future.

They maintain excellent links with other schools in the area and have close ties with the successful local secondary schools of Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, South Dartmoor, KEVICC, Newton Abbott College and the Templar Academy Schools Trust as well as with the grammar schools in Torbay and Plymouth.

Past Apprentices

This is the first time The Link Academy Trust have invested in the apprenticeship programme.

On completion of your level 2 business administration qualification, you will be given the opportunity to progress immediately on to the level 3 and potentially the Leadership and Management Qualifications.

Skills Required

The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing with parents, children, colleagues and professionals from other public bodies and agencies. You will have the ability to use a variety of IT packages including Word and Excel and be ble to plan, organise and manage workload effectively whilst remaining flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing requirements and workloads.

In addition, you will have experience of working within a team and contributing to development of an effective service having a positive approach to problem solving.

Personal Qualities

You will have the ability to understand and respect the need for discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality, be able to reflect and take on positive criticism and willing to contribute to the life and development of the school.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE C or above in Maths and English or equivalent.

The Apprenticeship in Business Administration consists of:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • Health and Safety Certificate
  • Emergency First Aid

All aspects of your training will be delivered on site by the employer, where you will gain all the skills, knowledge and experience to assist you in this role. Your duties will vary from day to day, and throughout your on site learning process you will work closely with experienced members of staff.

You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor, who will help you and monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

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