Admin Apprentice with Castleward Spencer Academy

What’s the JOB?

Admin Apprentice

WHO is it with?

Castleward Spencer Academy


Canal Street, Derby, DE1 2RJ

WHAT does it pay?

£6.40 per hour (37 hours)

WHAT are the HOURS?

Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 8am-3.30pm


WHAT Qualification will I GAIN?               Business Admin Level 3

How LONG will it TAKE me?                       18 months

WHAT will I LEARN about?

·         Personal Development

·         Role Fundamentals

·         The Organisation & Policies

·         Stakeholders

·         Legislation & Regulation

·         Business Fundamentals and Processes


HOW does the Apprenticeship work?

·         WORK Full Time, PAID Full Time

·         1-2-1 Monthly Sessions (via Teams) with your dedicated Tutor – NO college!

·         6 hours a week Apprenticeship Study Time, to focus on:

o   Assignments, training & development activities

o   Hours are agreed with your manager, either split across the week, or on a set day

·         Regular PROGRESS Reviews with your Tutor & Manager – you will ALWAYS know how you are doing

·         Final Assessment(s) inc. multiple choice tests, projects & presentations –  with full support from CT Skills!

So, WHO are Castleward Spencer Academy?

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.


For more information, visit https://castlewardspencer.org.uk/

WHAT’S in it for ME?

By joining our team as an Admin Apprentice, you will gain valuable hands-on experience whilst working towards an industry recognised qualification! You will be joining a small, welcoming team who will provide you with lots of support throughout your apprenticeship journey.


Plus, you’ll get:

·         Free staff parking

·         Employee Assist Programme (Health Assured)

·         BHN Extras (Discount and Salary Sacrifice Schemes)

·         Term time only


DAY to DAY, you will….

·         Answer the telephone.

·         Supporting the teaching staff with photocopying, printing, and laminating.

·         Supporting parents with queries and questions.

·         Ordering of school resources.

·         Ensuring class registers are up to date.

·         Welcoming visitors to the school.

WHAT Skills do I NEED?

Apprenticeships are very demanding; you’re working towards a qualification whilst working full time! You’ll need to be committed and motivated as there is lots of self-guided work involved. PLUS, you need GOOD …..


·         Communication

·         IT           

·         Attention to detail           

·         Team working   

·         Organisation

·         Customer care                  

·         Presentation





·         GCSE or equivalent English and Maths grade 4/C or above

·         UK Residency (MUST have lived in the UK for 3 years+)

What AFTER the Apprenticeship?

You could progress into ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Team Leader (with an increase in salary!) or consider other options, just take a look;  https://www.ctskills.co.uk/apprenticeship-courses/business-administration/


INTERESTED? Before you apply, ASK yourself?

·         Are you happy with the role, company, and qualification?

·         Can you commit to the timeframe?

·         Do you meet the eligibility criteria? (GCSE Maths & English 4 or above & UK Residency)

·         Can you start immediately, or do you have other commitments such as education or work?

·         Is your CV up to date and relevant? If not, use this: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-CV-Advice-Template-1.docx

What NEXT?

·         If successful, you’ll receive a phone call from our Recruitment Team

·         NEXT, you’ll be asked to write a supporting statement (this will be added to your CV)

·         You’ll complete an English and Maths assessment

Job Benefits

Free Staff Parking
Employee Assist Programme (Health Assured)
BHN Extras (Discount and Salary Sacrifice Schemes)
Term time only
Work Level
Level 3
Employment Type
Full Time
£6.40 per hour
Castelward Spencer Academy
Apprenticeship Course
Business Admin Level 3
18 months
CT Skills
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