Discover a world of opportunities

We are a growing trust with many opportunities for you to gain experience and skills, whilst earning a wage and gaining a recognised qualification.

Start your journey to a fantastic new career with an apprenticeship at Discovery Trust.

Sharing our passion for learning, you’ll get to enjoy hands-on experience, work towards a recoginised qualification and earn while you learn.

You’ll be part of a growing, multi-academy trust that is passionate about shaping the lives of our pupils. As part of the Discovery family, you’ll play an important part in improving outcomes for all our children and making a real difference to their futures.

Our strong purpose ensures that not only does our work do good but it feels good doing it.


Benefits of an Apprenticeship




Hear from our apprentices

Kai Burns, Sports Coach Apprentice at Woolden Hill Primary School

Kai Burns Sports Coach Apprenticeship

What made you apply for the apprenticeship?

I wanted to begin a journey into working within education through a different route.

Describe a typical day as an apprentice with Discovery Trust

A typical day at Woolden Hill would be to start with some non-contact time to either work on course work or to develop my work which could be to observe or go on courses or go to lessons with my course. I also worked in the classroom to get experience for my level 3 Teachers assistant and then I would also deliver all the PE across the school. I would also attend Wrap around care delivering sports clubs and other extracurricular activities.

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

Learning practically and every day is different.

What are your ambitions for the future?

In September I hope to be accepted on the teaching and learning course at Northampton Uni and train to be a class teacher whilst being the sports coach at Woolden Hill.

What advice would you give to someone considering applying for an apprenticeship at Discovery Trust?

Best thing I could have done to get to where I want to be. The school has been absolutely amazing and supported me on every step of the journey.


Jessica Willett, Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice, Fossebrook Primary School

Jessica Willett Business Administration Apprentice

What made you apply for the apprenticeship?

I applied for an apprenticeship as it allows you learn new skills while also implementing them into everyday tasks and situations. It also allows you to earn money while also learning. I chose to apply for the business administration apprenticeship as I had an interest in business studies at school.

Describe a typical day as an apprentice with Discovery Trust

A typical day starts with various attendance tasks such as speaking with parents about children’s absences or listening to the answerphone messages. The registers then start to be completed when the children have arrived which I need to check to make sure all have been done. Throughout the rest of the morning I then complete a variety of tasks such as filing finance documents, checking off orders that have arrived or charging parents for children’s dinners. This time can also be used to complete apprenticeship work. In the afternoon, registers must be checked again to make sure all have been done and I can then continue with any tasks that had not been completed in the morning until the end of the day.

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

The things I enjoy most about my apprenticeship are getting to work with the children at the school, gaining new skills while also earning money, being able to implement skills that I have learnt into everyday tasks and building positive relationships with other staff members who I am working with.

What are your ambitions for the future?

I hope to continue to progress within the business administration sector and gain experience in a variety or environments such as in businesses but also in secondary schools.

What advice would you give to someone considering applying for an apprenticeship at Discovery Trust?

Make sure to work hard, take advantage of opportunities you are given and make sure you have someone that you are happy to ask for help when needed.


Lauren Wigley, Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice, Captain’s Close Primary School

Lauren Wigley Business Administration Apprentice

What made you apply for the apprenticeship?

I wanted to go into business sector but everywhere wanted experience. I thought an apprenticeship was the best way to go and when I saw this one advertised and it was local I applied.

Describe a typical day as an apprentice with Discovery Trust

I don’t think there is a typical day at work. My role varies massively and sometimes you never know what the day will bring you. Most of the time my day consists of admin duties like answering the phone, responding to emails etc. But there are plenty of times where I will also be doing something completely different as well.

What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

The thing I enjoy most about my apprenticeship is getting to learn new skills, and also getting to learn on the job. Getting first hand experience allows me to have more knowledge on the type of activities I have to do. My colleagues in the office are always very helpful and supportive of my learning which makes my apprenticeship more enjoyable.

What are your ambitions for the future?

To continue learning new skills linked to business administration duties and to build on my knowledge.

What advice would you give to someone considering applying for an apprenticeship at Discovery Trust?

If it is a sector that you are wanting to learn more about and have on the job training then I would recommend it.


Why choose an Apprenticeship with Discovery Trust

Current Apprenticeship Opportunities

As a growing multi-academy trust, we are always adding opportunities for apprentices across our schools and central services, in  Leicester and Leicestershire.

Can’t see an apprenticeship that takes your fancy?  Register for our talent pool and we’ll keep you up-to-date with any suitable apprenticeship opportunities, as they arise.


IT Apprenticeship

Qualification gained – Level 3 Infrastructure Technician

At Discovery, we have always placed a big emphasis on Educational Technology (EdTech) and how it can positively impact teaching and learning.  Our focus is to equip pupils with real world skills so that they can thrive now and in the future and Technology is embedded in all our classrooms and plays a fundamental role in our pupils’ education.

This is an exciting time to join Discovery Trust, as we continue to develop digital skills and the role of the IT Apprentice is critical to the success of our digital strategy.

As an IT Apprentice, you will support our Technicians with a wide variety of technical support – from the day to day running of the network to setting up user accounts, from routine hardware checking, fault finding and general maintenance to updating websites and assisting with the delivery of extra curriculum activities to engage pupils and improve digital literacy amongst students. The role of an IT Apprentice is extremely varied and offers a great opportunity to gain experience and a qualification, whilst earning a wage.



HR Support Apprenticeship

Qualification gained – CIPD Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Human Resources Practice

Working in human resources involves engaging with a range of people and dealing with challenging situations and issues as they arise. You’ll need a motivational attitude, approachable manner and a good understanding of workplace policies and culture.

Entering the HR profession through an apprenticeship is the ideal way to gain valuable, practical experience, applying your learning as it takes place.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to provide confidential and effective HR administrative support within the central services function. This role will be based at our offices Beaumont Leys, Leicester.

The HR Support Level 3 apprenticeship develops the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a HR career. Apprentices gain an internationally recognised CIPD qualification as part of the HR apprenticeship alongside the latest thinking from industry experts.

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