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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Business Administration Apprentice

This post provides an exciting opportunity to work in a supported learning environment to develop skills and knowledge whilst completing a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship with dedicated training time.

If you are looking to develop your skills and experience in business administration in the education sector, this could provide the ideal first step in your career.

The Business Administration Apprentice will report to the Executive Assistant (Communications and Marketing) and will assist with providing a confidential, effective and flexible administration support service to the WeST Executive Team.  This will include general reception and administrative duties as well as providing a professional and efficient first point of contact with the Trust.

You will appreciate and support others in the wider Core Services team; undertake personal development through training and other learning activities, including performance management and effective engagement and completion of Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. This will entail professional development in all 3 areas of the apprenticeship to ensure the knowledge, skills and behaviours meet the national standard. In return you will receive the necessary training and support from the Trust in the form of on and off the job training and mentoring.

The Trust offers memberships of the Local Government Pension Scheme; a salary-related, defined benefit scheme and one of the most generous in the UK.

If you have an interest and motivation to develop your skills and experience in business administration in the education sector, possess good communication, organisational and IT skills, and a positive attitude along with a commitment to successfully complete an apprenticeship, we would be keen to hear from you.  

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Anna Tapley, Executive Assistant (Communications and Marketing) on 07736 973034. More information about the apprenticeship scheme can be found at or for more information about Westcountry Schools Trust, please visit

Applications forms are available from and completed applications should be submitted to this address by 9am on Monday 7th December 2020.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.