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Business and Administration Apprentice

Employer Description: 

Caterham High School is a mixed, comprehensive 11-18 school in Clayhall, London. There are 1100 students in the school. The school is supported by the Arts Council. It had a newly built school building in 2006 at a cost of £1.4 million.

Vacancy Description: 

  • To provide a range of clerical duties including photocopying, sending faxes, filing, message taking, sorting and distributing post etc.
  • To respond to routine correspondence and enquiries from parents, students, suppliers and other staff.
  • To deal with all contacts effectively, and courteously, in line with the school’s policies and procedures.
  • To organise meetings ensuring that all necessary arrangements are made and papers prepared as necessary.
  • To maintain manual and computerised systems including inputting data, keeping records, statistics, confidential and general filing systems as directed.
  • Confidentiality and sensitivity to be adhered to at all times
  • Produce lists, information, run reports and extract data as required from the school’s management information systems.
  • Produce correspondence to parents/staff and students using a variety of ICT packages e.g. word, excel, database)
  • Place orders with suppliers using Purchase Order system
  • To study towards and complete the NVQ level 3 in Business Administration
  • Developing a portfolio of evidence of competence and learning for regular on-going assessment.
  • To attend college and complete course work on time and to a high standard.
  • Any other appropriate duties under the direction of the Line Manager/Headteacher for the placement.

Desirable Skills: 

  • Good IT skills with a knowledge of range of different computer packages e.g. Word, Excel etc.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with a wide range of parents/students/suppliers/staff.
  • Ability to follow instructions and organize yourself to complete tasks fully and on time.
  • Ability to use initiative to think through problems to find solutions.
  • Ability to take on individual project work and demonstrate initiative
  • Literate with good written communication skills.
  • Numerate
  • Ability to check for accuracy and give attention to detail
  • Ability to work individually and as an effective tam member.
  • An understanding of the need to deal with sensitive issues and to keep information confidential.
  • Manage own time to complete tasks within agreed deadlines.
  • Able to follow instructions and work within set procedures.

Personal Qualities: 

  • Ability to use initiative
  • Calm under pressure
  • Motivated
  • Good personal organization
  • Team worker

Desired Qualifications: 

  • GCSE’s grade A-C, including Maths and English.

Future Prospects: 

You will gain a full time job.

Important Information: 

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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Published on 28 May 2020