Forest Gate Community School, London - Business Administrator Apprentice (Level 3)

Forest Gate Community School


Working for Forest Gate Community School
Forest Gate Community School is a learning community in which our students have high aspirations for themselves and each other. We want our students to grow into well-informed, well-balanced, and confident citizens. We aim to provide a disciplined and safe environment where young people learn effectively and respect each other.

As a school we are committed to an attitude of positivity and a belief in the life-changing power of education. We strive to remain a successful school for the sake of our children and the local community. To do this we must continually give and receive feedback, check our organisation and our environment and act quickly to make things better.

The administration team are well-established and have evolved with school’s growth and success over the years. Each team member contributes to the running of the school which allows students to thrive in a learning environment.

So, with in mind, they’re looking for organised people like you to provide a comprehensive and professional support service to the school’s administration team situated in London.
What it's like being a Level 3 Business Administrator

As a business administrator apprentice for Forest Gate Community School, your goal will be to contribute to an outstanding office function, by providing admin support. Your key responsibilities will be:

To keep and update the school events calendar
To manage internal and external post including pigeonholes
To complete administration tasks that come in through the admin@ email address
To manage the birthday card list and to supply birthday cards to the Headteacher for each member of staff when required
To update student files with medical and SEN information
To independently follow and complete relevant checklists and trackers
To provide updates and reports to the Headteacher as required
To understand all key office functions
To complete general administration tasks when required
To cover reception duties when required
Any other tasks reasonable and relevant to the role as directed by a line manager



• Some experience of working in a customer facing role would be an advantage but not a requirement


Ideally English, Maths and Science GCSE A-C grade or equivalent (however lower grades will be considered, so don’t be put off)

Skills and characteristics

• Computer literate. Reasonable knowledge of MS Office suite of applications or equivalent.
• Well-developed keyboard skills
• Good standard of numeracy and literacy
• Team Player
• Enthusiastic
• Positive attitude
• Self-motivated
• Adaptable

So how does the apprenticeship work?

Over 12 months, you’ll devote 20% of your 37 hours of working time towards a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at Forest Gate Community School, who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career. The best part? You’ll be earning £20,103.00 a year while you learn.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

Tiro and Forest Gate Community School’s ultimate goal is to transform you into a fully competent business administrator, ideally open to accepting a full-time, permanent position within the team.

Not ready to apply yet?

Drop us a message and we’ll answer any questions you might have

Role overview

Wage: £20,103 per year

Hours per week: 37

Length: 15 months

Required: Should be able to work in a team have good communication skills