Farringdon Community Academy are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing apprentice to work in our busy main school office. You will be the initial point of contact for parents, visitors and students and other stakeholders visiting the Academy.

Desired skills

• Good IT skills including use of Word, Excel, Outlook and databases
- Ability to respond quickly and effectively to issues that arise
- Good written, oral and digital communication skills
- Ability to plan, organise and prioritise to meet deadlines
- Ability to use own initiative and take action accordingly
- The aptitude to adapt to changing circumstances and work well under pressure
- Ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues

Personal qualities

- Outgoing, hardworking and be able to demonstrate a practical can-do approach to the way you work
- A positive attitude and the ability to work using own initiative
- Fast learning, hardworking, with an attention to detail
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Good time keeping

Desired qualifications

GSCE Maths & English at 9-4 or A*- C or equivalent

Future prospects

Possibility of further career progression within the Academy once apprenticeship complete

Things to consider

Working in a very busy school office; face to face contact with parents and other visitors to the school.

Important Other Information

Due to the nature of the role a DBS will be required

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting a relevant qualification all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid. You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.81 an hour (April 2022)

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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