Apprentice Business Administrator

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and organised Apprentice to play a significant role in providing excellent administrative support to the Edge project and the Kendal College team.

Age Appropriate National Minimum Wage.

Full-Time || Apprenticeship

Closing Date: Friday 25th August

The successful candidate will be dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic to deal proactively with local businesses and tutors and develop strong relationships and contacts. This is a fast-paced, challenging role that will provide the successful Apprentice with an unmatched level of experience and a thorough education in how to undertake Business administration.

If you enjoy working within a great team and want great opportunities to show us what you can do, then we would love to hear from you. Kendal College prides itself on looking after and rewarding its staff and, as part of our great team, you would be entitled to perks such as staff discounts, mentoring, and plenty of training opportunities to help you build a career with us.

Job Purpose

  • To provide administrative support to relevant departments and The Edge Project.
  • Liaising with employers and facilitating the college training function.

Please Download the full Job Description here.

Specific Duties

  • Processing and updating personal and qualification data onto the College’s student tracking system.
  • Maintaining effective student filing systems, for easy retrieval of data.
  • Ensuring that paperwork is complete and audit compliant when being entered onto the system, and using effective chasing mechanisms to collect any non-complete paperwork.
  • To work flexibly to assist with a range of tasks across the department as required, including general office duties i.e. photocopying.
  • To ensure that all data is processed and recorded in an accurate and timely manner, with efficient throughput of paperwork in all workflow cycles.
  • To make telephone calls, deal with routine enquiries, supply accurate information or take messages.
  • To undertake staff development as appropriate to meet College targets.
  • To adapt to developing working practices, ensuring effective and efficient performance, and that procedures are adhered to and deadlines met.
  • Effective use of the College’s communication systems including email and telephone.
  • Confidently communicate with local businesses on a consistent basis to develop productive working relationships.

As a College employee you will be expected to embrace our College values and implement College policies and procedures by:

  • Seeing learners as our priority
  • Embracing equal opportunities and respecting diversity
  • Working co-operatively with colleagues
  • Respecting and valuing the work of all our stakeholders
  • Striving for continuous improvement
  • Adhering to College policies and procedures
  • Promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the college is subject to an Enhanced DBS check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check.

Whether you are a graduate, an experienced professional or looking for a change in career, we would like to hear from you.


The latest job application form, along with a detailed job description, can be downloaded from the College website.

Please use the additional information section of the form to expand on any experience and skills you feel are relevant to this post.  Please note if there is insufficient clarity about how your experience and skills criteria is met, we may not be able to shortlist you.

We regret that we are unable to accept CVs in isolation but please feel free to include this as an enhancement to your official application.

If you have a disability, which means you need to receive and/or complete our application form in another format such as large print or audio tape, please contact the Personnel Department on 01539 814742.

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or via post to Personnel Department, Kendal College, Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AY

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