Apprentice Business Administrator - Pereginate School - REF: 020

Company overview:

"Peregrinate ltd. is a small private independent school which means, unlike many other schools, we are owned by private individuals rather than the government. As such, we operate a small, close knit team with a shared goal of ensuring academic achievement, emotional development and a positive use of time for children who would be classed as hard to reach in a mainstream educational settings.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship standard Level 3 in Business Administration
  • Computing tasks such as copy typing and photocopying
  • Data input (registers)
  • Internal and external electrical communications (e-mail)
  • Answering telephone calls and making calls requested by management
  • Ensuring supplies/resources are at an appropriate level
  • File storage
  • Contribute to office hygiene and upkeep
  • Other tasks required by the business

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted are irrelevant, life skills and strong worth ethic preferred
  • Capable of engaging appropriately with learners
  • High levels of English and Maths
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Willing to learn and expand in the role
  • Exceptional time management
  • High levels of organisational ability and the ability to seek and suggest office improvements
  • Keen to contribute to the business

Location: Norris Green Youth Centre              
Contracted hours: 30 per week                                          
Hourly rate of pay: Age dependent

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

How to apply: 
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