Hooe Primary Academy

Hooe Primary Academy

£124.50 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Business Admin Apprentice
Published: Sep 04, 2020
Ref: HP111JH

We have an exciting opportunity to join Horizon Multi Academy Trust, to work within one of their Schools, Hooe Primary Academy, as a Business Admin Apprentice. Horizon Multi Academy Trust is committed to providing outstanding educational experiences for each pupil. They are determined to raise aspirations, opportunities and the standards of learning for all pupils.

The Apprentice’s Role:

The job involves working from instructions, but making minor decisions involving the use of initiative. Problems are referred to a supervisor / manager. Little close supervision is necessary beyond that provided by working arrangements and methods.

The role will include;
• Reception duties, answering routine telephone and face to face enquiries and signing in visitors.
• Maintenance of manual and computerised records/management systems.
• Routine financial administration under the direction of the Senior Administrator
• Sorts and distribute mail
• Assists with arrangements for visits by the school nurse, photographer etc.
• Undertake duties associated with income which include banking
• Undertake other duties as directed and commensurate with the grading of the role

The post is predominately office based with limited requirements for lifting and carrying files, boxes and other general office items as well as standing and walking within the school environment.

Concentration required for periods of up to two hours at a time with some work related pressure due to conflicting demands from telephone calls and personal callers.

Working Hours:

You will be working 30 hours a week from Monday to Friday. The hours will be discussed with you.


You will be paid £124.50 per week, based on the national minimum wage for apprentices as of 1st April 2020.

Contact Details:

If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

Hooe Primary Academy is part of the Horizon Multi Academy Trust, consisting of nine schools which include, primary, infant and junior schools. These also include Elburton, Ford, Hyde Park Infant, Hyde Park Junior, Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery, Pomphlett, Victoria Road and Widewell academies.

More information about the School and Trust can be found on their websites.

A full time, permanent position may be offered to the right candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Standards:

Using judgement when interpreting and resolving straightforward problems.

Interpersonal skills for communicating tactfully information with school colleagues and callers and visitors to the school.

Keyboarding skills for the production of routine correspondence and emails with occasional typing. Word processing and other IT based tasks.

Act at all times in accordance with appropriate legislation and regulations, codes of practice, the provisions of Horizon Multi Academy Trust’s constitution and its policies and procedures.

Work within the requirements of the Trust’s Health and Safety policy, performance standards, safe systems of work and procedures.

Undertake all duties with due regard to the corporate equalities policy and relevant legislation.

The Apprenticeship in Business Admin will include :-
Level 3 Business Administrator
Employment rights and responsibilities

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre. This is usually twice monthly. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, with support sessions to help you with your project.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School