The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. Our vision is to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background. It will make sure that everyone has the chance to reach their potential, and live a more fulfilled life. It will also create a more productive economy, so that our country is fit for the future.



Job Summary:

We’re looking for Personal Assistants (PAs) to provide essential support to Department for Education’s (DfE) senior leaders, collectively referred to as Senior Civil Servants (SCS). SCS have job titles including: Deputy Director and Director and are responsible for leading policy areas, programmes and corporate services with the department.


  • Using Microsoft Outlook to manage the inbox of a senior leader
  • Using Microsoft Outlook to coordinate the diary of a senior leader
  • Booking travel for your senior leader using an online portal
  • Preparing your senior leader for meetings
  • Taking notes (minutes) of meetings and chasing up actions


  • We are looking for someone with good communication skills
  • Experience of using various computer software packages including Microsoft Office.
  • You will be confident and take the initiative in identifying priorities,
  • Able to resolve issues and be adaptable to secure the most effective outcome.
  • Must have lived in the UK and/or EU for 3 years prior to apprenticeship start date.
  • Not be undertaking another apprenticeship at the same time
  • Please note you will not be eligible to apply for the apprenticeship if you have any degree or degree level qualification, or have a business administration qualification higher than Level 3 or equivalent.





Apprenticeship- Level 3



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