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Haverfordwest High VC School - Office Administration Apprenticeship

Welsh Government
Haverfordwest High Queensway, Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire SA61 1EP
£129 per week
Closing date
30 Jan 2022

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Consulting & Business Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
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About the apprenticeship


We are looking for an office admin apprentice to work alongside experienced office staff and receptionists and undertake the following duties:
• Maintaining office systems, including data management and filing
• Be directly involved in the preparation of meetings and events
• Answering phone calls
• Meeting and greeting visitors
• Organising and Managing diaries.
• Provide general office support to Head Teacher, Business Manager and Teachers
• Organising and attending meetings.
• Screening telephone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate.
• Taking minutes
• Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff
• Maintaining school online systems

Additional information

Essential Criteria:
· An eagerness to learn more about be-coming an office administrator.
· Possess relevant qualities including patience and communication.
· Ability to show professionalism at all times.
· Ability to listen and learn from more experienced staff.



· Eagerness to learn
· Excellent communication skills relevant to both children and adults
· Good organisational skills
· Good telephone manner
· Willingness to work as part of a team
· Reliable
· Smart appearance
· Professional attitude
· A level of maturity with working in a school environment will be required
· Ambitious and hard working
· Desire to be a positive role model to young people
· Punctual and good time management


GCSE English - C
GCSE Math - C
Or equivalent (Desirable)


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Business Administration

About the employer

Haverfordwest High Queensway,
SA61 1EP

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements



Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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