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Apprentice School Office Assistant (Level 2/Intermediate) – KT&A2288

Herne Bay (



Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 28/02/2019
Industry: Childcare
Vacancy reference: KT&A2288

Employer Description

Reculver is a happy school, with all children, parents, staff and other adults working together as part of a team to create a supportive learning environment.

Relationships are based on strong Christian values and the children’s self-respect, confidence and ability to work independently and co-operatively are encouraged and developed throughout the school.

We work hard to fulfil every child’s potential and always encourage every child to be the best that they can be.

Description of Vacancy

Reculver School in Herne Bay is looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their friendly team.

Your administrative support will assist the general school office and reception as well as the Special Educational Needs team, giving you plenty of variety to your working day and helping you develop a wider range of skills.

If you’re friendly, ambitious and keen to learn then we would love to hear from you.

  • This is a varied administrative role supporting the school office and SEN team.  Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:
  • Providing reception and clerical duties.
  • To organise and manage pupil information on the IT system under direction of the Administration Officer
  • To produce in-house documentation – such as brochures
  • To maintain and manage office information systems.
  • To prepare and type correspondence on behalf of the school.
  • To answer the telephone and relay messages in a polite and efficient manner
  • To welcome visitors to the school and follow important and appropriate safeguarding tasks, with support and training



£136.50 (£3.90 per hour)


35 working hours per week / 44 weeks of the year

Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:30 (includes a one hour, unpaid lunchbreak each day)

Skills Required

The successful candidate should have a good communication skills, be well organised, and have basic computer skills.

Personal Qualities

We are looking for somebody who is cheerful and polite and comfortable working in a busy environment.

Qualifications Required

Minimum GCSE grade C / 4 (or equivalent) in English and Maths

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2018, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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