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Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice
The White Rose Academies Trust
£15,000 p.a. with an annual salary review linked to successful completion of previous years training, qualification and performance.

The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of secondary schools in the region - is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see all three of our schools secure an Ofsted rating of Outstanding by 2020.


We are securing our 2020 vision for Outstanding by growing our family of staff with a talented intern who will join us, for one year, in our shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of the Leeds City region.


We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the world and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

Apprenticeship qualification: The successful applicant will be employed by The White Rose Academies Trust central team and will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship course with Leeds City College.


The Apprenticeship will take 18 months to complete.  This will be undertaken on a day release basis.


Units of Study

  • Decision making

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Communication

  • Quality assurance

  • Planning and organisation

  • Project management

  • Managing performance

  • Regulations and laws

  • IT and presentations

  • Record and document production

  • Stakeholders


We are looking to appoint a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice to join The White Rose Academies Trust. 

The successful applicant will complete a Level 3 apprenticeship.  They will then have the choice to progress on to a fully funded part time Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management or Business Enterprise and Management, which can then be topped up to a full degree.  These courses will be fully funded by The White Rose Academies Trust.


As a Business Administration Apprentice, your role will involve demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills. You will also be expected to show initiative, managing priorities and own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.


Areas of responsibility

  • Providing administrative support including diary management, meeting arrangements, travel plans and taking minutes.

  • Produce PowerPoints and format reports producing high quality and professionally presented documentation.

  • Raise purchase orders by processing internal requisitions.

  • Working with the projects team to assist with the planning and delivery of various events and projects.

  • Undertake and lead projects as and when required.

  • Responding efficiently and professionally to enquiries or requests for information.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships within the team and across the organisation.

  • Able to accept and deal with changing priorities related to both their own work and to the organisation.

  • To support, collate information and format reports and documents.


Person specification

  • Show exemplary qualities including integrity, reliability and self-motivation.

  • Personable, positive and professional attitude.

  • Interest in a career in business and management.

  • High-end communication skills across all formats.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with accuracy.

  • Able to respond to requests efficiently and accurately.

  • IT literate and confident with Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • A positive and proactive approach to problem solving and making improvements.

  • Full driving license required as travel between sites across Leeds will be required.


Benefits and progression

  • A good starting salary, plus annual increases.

  • Excellent staff benefits including a generous pension scheme, a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, and 25 days’ holiday per year.

  • An apprenticeship in Level 3 Business Administration.

  • Progression to a part time Foundation degree and a BA Hons degree in Leadership and Management or Business Enterprise and Management. 

  • Enhance your employability in a professional office environment.

  • Develop key skills and experience for your CV, including teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, organisation, high quality administration and project development.

  • Good possibility of a permanent position after the apprenticeship, for the right applicant.

  • Opportunities to apply for promotional roles with the wider college Group.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The White Rose Academies Trust is an Academy group with a very strong local identity.  Working in partnership with our sponsor, Leeds City College, the Trust is committed to ensuring good and outstanding outcomes for all of our schools.  This is the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region. It is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding by 2020.

The White Rose Academies Trust includes three Academies (Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy) and educates 3000 students aged 11-18.

The Trust financial turnover exceeds £20m annually; employs almost 400 staff and owns a property portfolio valued at over £100m.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College Group, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.


As a Trust, we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust, through our membership of the GORSE SCITT and via accessing the Stephen Longfellow Academy Provision.

To apply for this role, please submit a covering letter and a completed application form by Friday 5th April at 12 noon to


For further information, please contact our Head of Communications and Projects, Mrs Yvonne Hare at

Application deadline:     Friday 5th April 2019 – 12 noon

Shortlisting:                        Friday 5th April 2019

Interviews:                         Wednesday 17th April 2019

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Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice - Application Form

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