Business Admin/Secretary Apprentice Uprights Solicitors Limited

An exciting role has become available in a law environment and should the successful candidate wish to pursue a career in law it is the perfect placement, there will be opportunities for further education and possible support in pursuing a law professional qualification, whilst also gaining practical experience.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    30 Hours, general office hours to cover business needs e.g 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri inc 1 day spent at college.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To support Paralegals with transactional support on a wide range of personal injury matters, employment law, family law, and wills and probate.

  • Support Paralegals with routine legal tasks, matters and transactions
  • Open files, review documents and produce reports for clients
  • Conclude post completion documentation
  • Obtain and report on third party searches
  • Contribute proactively to the development of processes and other continuous
  • improvement activities
  • Work on projects as per business requirements
  • Ensure all hardcopy materials and information stored electronically which contain confidential information are securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Enthusiastic, committed and proactive
  • Determination to complete work to the highest quality with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and work efficiently to meet tight deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Ability to follow processes and instructions and use common sense
  • Organised with a strong ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Friendly approach
  • Helpful approach to customers
  • Excellent telephone manner

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above including English and Math - essential
  • Minimum of 3 A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above – desirable but not essential

Future prospects

Yes, if successful candidate shows aptitude, may even consider support for further education on a part-time basis.

Things to consider

All applicants will need to be well presented in formal dress. There will be a lot of time spent involving telephone calls so a good telephone manner is essential.

About the employer

Uprights solicitors is a family run business, situated in Leek, Staffordshire. Uprights was established on 9th September 2003. The team at Uprights have a wealth of experience and support the local area with matters of Personal Injury, Employment Law, Family Law, Wills and Probate. At Uprights we pride ourselves on providing each and every client with a high quality service. Our reputation is built on speed and simplicity.


Uprights Solicitors Limited



Market Street


ST13 6HZ

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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship L2 Business Administration 

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Kath Ferns 01298 330515

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply directly through the college.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017