Business Administration Apprentice – Hunnyhill Primary School


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National minimum wage for age

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work for Hunnyhill Primary School as an Administration Assistant.

This is a unique opportunity for a confident and organised apprentice to join a thriving community school.

Located in Newport, Hunnyhill Primary School is a community two form entry Primary School for children aged 4 to 11. 

At Hunnyhill, their vision and values are at the core of everything they do. This vision and values underpin the teaching and learning and provide an inclusive school which prepares their pupils to be confident and happy citizens.

The vision of the school stipulates that the creative curriculum will inspire, motivate and challenge in a supportive environment. Hunnyhill Primary School value enquiring minds to enable pupils to use a higher level of thinking. Children will become independent learners and with determination will build resilience to succeed and achieve personal successes.

The school are now seeking to recruit a resilient, strong minded individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to provide routine general clerical, administrative and financial support to the school working within the inclusion team.

The role will be of a sensitive nature so the successful candidate will need to be confident and have the ability to work calmly.


Duties and Responsibilities to include:


  • Promote equality as an integral part of a role and treat everyone with fairness and dignity.
  • Provide effective, substantial and flexible administrative support primarily to the Hunnyhill Inclusion Team.
  • Provide support to other members of the school admin team, especially in times of absence or high work volume to ensure the consistent delivery of service, this may include a lunch duty on occasion.
  • Accurate and timely word processing of letters, reports, minutes and other tasks as required,
  • Complete work within specified timelines to ensure that service requirements and statutory deadlines are met.
  • Respond to and make telephone calls and emails to manage enquiries and signpost as appropriate.
  • Help maintain an efficient central electronic filing system to ensure easy access to SEN and Inclusion documents.
  • Willing and proactive in undertaking regular training to support own professional development.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times and in line with the Isle of Wight Council’s policies.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.


Personal Skills and Essential Qualities:

  • Resilience
  • Confidentiality
  • Proactive
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good time management
  • Calm demeanour
  • Team player
  • An established awareness of safeguarding procedures would be an added advantage

Qualifications Required:

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English & Maths (or equivalent qualification and/or ability to work towards these Functional Skills) 

Apprenticeship Standard: 

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required and if not previously achieved GCSE grade C/4 or above.
  • There is a requirement to complete 20% off the job training, time spent either learning something new, other courses or any support work that is not in your usual role will also be counted.
  • 12 to 18-month apprenticeship.
  • Attendance will be required for monthly workshops at The Isle of Wight College.

Working Week:

  • 32.5 hours per week during term time
  • Monday to Friday
  • 8.30am – 3.30pm 
  • 30-minute lunch break


National minimum wage for actual age


 The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

Once qualified and dependant on needs of the school at the time of apprenticeship completion, there may be the potential for a permanent position within the school.

So, if this sounds like the next step you want to take with your career, then please apply with a CV and cover letter telling us why you feel you would be the ideal person to take on this brilliant opportunity!!

*Please note applications without both a CV and Covering Letter will not be considered. *

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