Ref. 166 - L2 Business Administration Apprentice at Meadowhead Infants School based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Intermediate Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code Ref. 166
Hours Per Week 37 hours - Monday to Friday – Term Time only
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Job Description

Company Bio

Meadowhead Infant and Nursery School is based in Blackburn.

We aim to ensure that all pupils are valued as individuals, encouraging respect, self-confidence and discipline whilst promoting good relationships and ensuring tolerance and consideration towards others. Children are encouraged to be healthy and to care about their physical well-being as well as to be responsible for their immediate environment and the world around them. We want each child to reach their full potential and to develop as caring members of their family, our school and the wider community.

Brief Overview

An Apprentice Business Support Officer is required to join our busy office providing front line customer service and administrative support. The successful candidate will be working with a team at Meadowhead Infant School and supporting the school to provide routine clerical/administrative/word processing/financial support to the school.

Job Description

The apprentice will work under the direction of the School Business Manager and Admin Officers.  They will: 

Provide general clerical and administrative support, including word processing, minute taking, filing routine correspondence, distributing mail, basic reprographics. 

Routine financial administration, including petty cash, postage, banking etc. 

Maintaining and updating manual and computerised records including, for example, records of free school meals, school trips, registers etc including related data input. 

Undertake reception duties including answering telephone and responding to routine queries. 

Maintaining stock and ordering supplies, including the processing of orders, check of incoming deliveries, arranging for payment of invoices and the distribution and storage of stock. 

General welfare support, where required, including liaison with staff and parents. 


To work within school policies and procedures. 

To contribute to the provision of an effective environment for learning. 

To support the promotion of positive relationships with parents and outside agencies. 

To attend skill training and participate in personal/performance development as required. 

To take care for their own and other people's health and safety. 

To be aware of the confidential nature of issues. 

In addition to the accountabilities above, the apprentice may be required to undertake any of the duties normally associated with a Business Support Officer to support with their training and development. 

Person Specification

Desired Skills

Good level of literacy, numeracy and IT skills

Working knowledge of relevant software packages (e.g. Word, Excel etc)

Ability to operate office equipment (e.g. fax, photocopier, till etc)

Things to Consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies

Personal Qualities

Appreciation of how to deal with customers to required standards of service

Understanding of office processes and systems

An ability to use varied communication methods in order to build constructive relationships

Actively contributes to the achievement of personal and team results

Demonstrates an awareness of safe working procedures and complies with policies and procedures to ensure that they do not expose themselves to risks

Demonstrates an ability to use their own judgement in dealing with small problems in order to decide on the appropriate course of action

Friendly and approachable manner

Good sense of humour!

Desired Qualifications

GCSE (Maths and English at level 4 or above)

Level 4 or above in ICT is preferred

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

L2 – 18 months

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Business Administration

Functional Skills (if needed)

Future Prospects

Possibility of a permanent position


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292849


How To Apply
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