Academy Administrator Apprentice

Apprenticeship Level: Level 3 (Advanced)
Organisation: Mereside Primary School (part of St Chad's Academies Trust)

Applicants will work in both finance with the academy business manager and general administration to gain the breadth of experience necessary to be able to support the academy staff and pupils on a day-to-day basis. Mereside Academy aim to provide a placement where apprentices can reach their full potential and progress in their chosen career. The role includes invoice entry payroll input and petty cash recording. To apply please click here.

What will the apprentice be doing?

Finance Training will include:

• Order processing
• Invoice entry
• Payroll input
• Petty cash recording
• Monitoring and reporting from in-house systems on payments received and due. Other day to day general finance work

General administration duties will include:

• Reception desk duties including face to face and answering the phone
• Dealing with admin emails
• Photocopying
• Maintaining pupil system records
• Collating information
• Postal duties within the academy
• Liaising with class based staff and senior Leaders
• First aid (Upon completion of accredited training)
• Plus any other duties as and when they are deemed appropriate for your training

Training will be provided on in-houses systems, safeguarding, child protection, prevent and fire safety and first aid.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Number skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Literacy skills


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE’s or equivalent, including English & maths (Grade 4) desirable

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the possibility of employment following the completion of the apprenticeship for the right candidate.

What will the apprentice get at the end?

A certificate of completion of the level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard.

About the employer

Mereside school was established in 2009 as a merger of two neighbouring schools. In 2019 Mereside joined St Chad’s Academies Trust when they academized. As a school Mereside strives to give opportunity to all pupils joining them to achieve and develop to the best of their abilities. Mereside Academy are looking for staff who want to help pupils to be the best people that they can and to provide great role models for the children within our academy.

Address – Mereside Academy, Springfield, Shrewsbury SY2 6LE

Link to apply


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Academy Administrator Apprentice

Apprenticeship Vacancy Details

Reference Number: VAC1000142587
Organisation: Mereside Primary School (part of St Chad's Academies Trust)
Apprenticeship Level: Level 3 (Advanced)
Apprenticeship Duration: 24 months
Job Location or Region: Shrewsbury
Wage: Annual wage - £8,236.80
Working Week: 30 hours per week. Monday to Friday, term time. Specific times to be confirmed with employer.
Possible Start Date: 22 June 2023
Positions Available: 1