Data, Funding & Exams Apprentice

Discipline: Support Staff
Salary: £21,594 - £23,461
Contact email:
Job ref: 013122
Published: 3 months ago
Duration: Until completion of Apprenticeship
Deadline for Application: 18 Jan 2024 23:59

The DFE Apprentice is an exciting role within our DFE team and would be a great opportunity for someone wanting to kickstart a career in Information Management.

The DFE Apprentice will work closely with the DFE Officers to ensure accurate and timely planning, processing of data and administrative tasks relating to Exams/Registrations, Audit, ILR and timetabling, gaining invaluable experience in Management Information Systems (MIS).

As this is an apprenticeship, the role will consist of 4 days of on-the-job training and one day of classroom-based learning per week.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Examinations team to ensure entry deadlines are met and exam arrangements are accounted for, for awarding bodies as specified by the DFE Officers.
  • Providing support with enrolment enquiries and to provide high levels of customer service.
  • Ensuring Examination invoices are accurate and processed in a timely manner.
  • Providing effective administrative support for the day-to-day running of enrolment registration/examination and timetabling.
  • Liaising with the departmental MIS assistants to ensure data is accurate for monthly ILR returns and Audits.
  • Responsible for paper and electronic information (some of which is confidential); computer and data processing equipment including the College network, office stationery and equipment.


For the full job description and person specification, please click here


The Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. They should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within their core values.


Education & Training

  • Evidence of high level of keyboard/ word processing skills with good working knowledge of Word, Excel and the use of the internet.
  • 4-9 in Maths & English GCSE, or equivalent, or willingness to achieve within an agreed timescale
  • Willingness to complete an Apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 3 within an agreed timescale
  • Level 2 Business Administration is desirable but not essential



  • Excellent IT Skills including good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Experience of working with a computerised record system is desirable but not essential


For an informal discussion about the role, please email


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College

At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.

Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.


Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 30 days holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure
  • Local government pension scheme, with a generous 18% employer contribution
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally
  • Free sports and gym facilities
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant
  • A host of training development opportunities
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed creating a better future for all through education and training.


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*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that social media checks will also be undertaken during the recruitment process.


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.