Trust Business Administration Apprentice (x2 positions) vacancy at Central Trust

Salary: £4.62 - £8.91
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Miss R England
Location: Pontefract Academies Trust
Closing Date: 17/01/2022 10:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 27/01/2022
Start Date: 01/03/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 37.00
Contracted Weeks: 52.00
Department: Central Team
Pay Grade: National Apprentice Salary

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0045


Salary: £4.62 per hour for under 18, £6.56 per hour for age 18 to 20, £8.36 per hour for age 21 to 22 and £8.91 per hour for age 23 and over

Location: Pontefract Academies Trust, The Barracks Business Centre, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, WF8 4HH

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust compromising of eight schools: six primaries and two 11-16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract.

The Trust’s central team is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking Business Administration Apprentice to join our team on a fixed term 18-month contract. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Executive Leadership Team.

We are looking for a candidate who has a friendly manner and is able to communicate effectively with others, and can work effectively as part of a team, but can also work independently using their own initiative.

The responsibilities of the role are to develop, implement, maintain and improve administrative services across the Trust. You will support and engage with different parts of the organisation, working alongside colleagues in various parts of the team, including HR, Estates, Governance, Data and Marketing, and will interact with both internal and external stakeholders. You will also be expected to show initiative, good communication, managing priorities, problem solving skills, decision making and the potential for people management responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be employed as Business Administration Apprentice and will undertake a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship course. The apprenticeship will take 18 months to complete.

The entry level criteria for this role is 5 GCSE’s, including English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent qualification. If a candidate is unable to evidence these qualifications, a level 2 qualification must be achieved prior to taking the end-point assessment.

For further information on this role or to arrange a visit (dependent on current covid-19 restrictions), please contact the Trust HR Team at 01977 232146 or

Completed application forms should be returned via the Face-Ed system no later than 10:00am on Monday 17th January 2022.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

File Attachments

File Name Description
T_Business Administration Apprentice JD & PS (2021_12_22).pdf Trust Business Administration Apprentice Job Description
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working for Us Booklet

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
5 GCSE’s including English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent, or willingness to work towards Grade C/4 or higher
A willingness to undertake further professional development and training