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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

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Park Schools Federation, Shirebrook
Salary details
National Minimum Wage - under 18 £4.81, 18-20 £6.83, 21-22 £9.18, 23 and over £9.50 per hour
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - To complete an apprenticeship for 21 months from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
25 June 2023
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Do you want to start a rewarding career in Education with endless opportunities?  Are you a school leaver wondering which path to go down? Could you benefit the lives of children in the local community and make a difference? Do you want to learn the skills involved in supporting pupils in their education and gain job satisfaction shaping young peoples’ life journey this is the job for you? In this role you will develop into a Teaching Assistant professional and make a difference.         

If the answer is YES then this is the job that you have been waiting for!!  At Park Schools Federation we have been supporting Apprentice Teaching Assistants for 12 years. Apprentice Teaching Assistant roles within the school have historically led to staff developing even further. Staff who have previously completed the apprentice training programme and we were fortunate enough to be able to employ them have gone onto becoming the following:

  • 1 Qualified Teacher with a teaching and learning responsibility and a member of the Middle Management Team,
  • 2 Qualified Teachers
  • 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistants
  • 5 Teaching Assistants and 9 current Teaching Apprentices. This proves that the qualification can be used to launch careers within the schools and further beyond

To be considered for this position, you'll have a good standard of education including a minimum of English, IT and maths at GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).

Also you will need: 

A genuine interest in working with children

An understanding of the principles of Equal Opportunities and the importance of confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information

Good communication and team working skills

The ability to use your initiative when necessar

Provisional Interview Date: 4 July 2023


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.