Business Administrative Apprentice

Tenterden, Kent
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Start Date

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2100 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop administrative skills whilst working towards level 2 or level 3 qualifications while they earn. You will have a flexible approach and a willingness to learn.

The successful applicant will assist with college administration and will also be required to work with our Attendance Officer to improve attendance. You will have excellent IT and interpersonal skills; have the ability to be adaptable and able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

There will be a requirement to work effectively towards the qualifications associated to these apprenticeship opportunities as part of the terms of employment.

To help provide administrative and clerical support to departments across the school as and when required. Special emphasis on attendance by supporting strategies to improve the attendance of all students across all Colleges in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Contribute to operation of College functions. Liaise with students, parents and College staff as appropriate. To help disseminate information to relevant people and follow up actions as appropriate. Contribute to Schools public relations. To help record late registration. Support the main reception on a rota basis to cover for any absences. You will be working towards the Level 2 or 3 NVQ Certificate in Business & Administration and Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration. You may also be required to complete functional skills based on prior attained grades/qualifications; this will require day release to college. You will be required to work effectively towards the qualifications associated to this apprenticeship opportunity, this forms part of your terms of employment and is not optional

35 hours per week, term time only
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:00pm
½ hour for lunch (unpaid)

£3.90 p/h

A good standard of Maths and English. 
Excellent IT skills. Have the ability to be adaptable. 
Ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

Smart personal appearance. 
Flexible approach and a willingness to learn. 
Excellent interpersonal skills.

A*- C GCSE Grades in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications in these subjects

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work.