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Administration Apprentice - Fixed Term

The Viking Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F20-90-S
  • Posted:09/09/2022
  • Pay:Apprenticeship Pay Scale
  • Start Date:1st November 2022 (subject to clearance)
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:3rd October 2022

Schools this job is for


Upton Junior School is looking for an outstanding Administration Apprentice to join our wonderful office team.  The right candidate will be an organised, self-motivated and friendly person with excellent inter-personal skills.  We are a fabulous, caring school community that ensures that our ‘One Childhood, One Chance’ philosophy is at the heart of everything that we do.  To work for us, above anything else, you need to like children; to want the very best for them and to be prepared to put their needs first.  You will get the opportunity to learn in a real-life workplace environment about what it means to be a successful Administration Assistant.  You will work in a busy but well organised office surrounded by a caring and experienced team who will help guide you on your apprenticeship journey.  You will receive support from the Central Administration Manager in assisting your workplace learning with regular support meetings to ensure that you able to flourish within your role during the apprenticeship term.  You will also receive paid off the job hours to complete your 20% off the job training each week.

Relevant skills and attributes:

  • The ability to interact well with children, young people and adults.
  • A polite and friendly disposition.
  • Motivated to succeed in the position.
  • Willing to reflect on their own practice, learn and then apply that learning in the workplace.
  • Willing to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a range of people.
  • A good standard of written English.
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office).
  • The ability to manage your time, multi-task and prioritise.

Working week

 Total hours per week: 30.00

9:30 am - 4.30 pm (1 hour lunch)

Expected duration of apprenticeship

18 months - 24 months

Qualification Requirements:

Apprentices will require a GCSE 'C' grade or equivalent in English and Maths to fulfil the apprenticeship criteria.

Whilst not essential, we do recommend candidates book a tour of the school before applying.  Please contact the School Office to arrange this on 01843 861393.

Upton Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the trust

The Viking Academy Trust is a primary only, Multi-Academy Trust consisting of three inspirational schools: Upton Junior School, Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

Our One Childhood One Chance philosophy resonates throughout everything we do at the Viking Academy Trust.

The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity.

Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their schools - come and see why!

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lisa Blatchford, Chief Operations Officer
  • Address:Chilton Primary School,
    Chilton Lane,
    CT11 0LQ
  • Telephone: 01843 597695
  • Email: coo@vikingacademytrust.com



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.