Apprentice Legal Secretary Andrew & Andrew Solicitors

An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious individual to join our Legal team delivering a high standard of administration support to fee earners and Directors.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon – Fri 0830AM – 500PM 1 hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Providing administration support to the Non-Contentious Team;
  • Provide quotes for clients and follow-up with relevant paperwork and phone calls;
  • Undertake administrative duties including typing, appointment management, taking and passing on messages;
  • Meeting clients to take ID / paperwork;
  • Use of  digital dictation system to undertake timely and accurate audio typing;
  • Completion of relevant department forms including searches;
  • Open and closing of conveyancing files using in-house software;
  • Undertake photocopying as and when required;
  • Proactively communicate in writing and in person on administration and routine matters.
  • Ensure that all enquiries are responded to in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all filing is up to date.
  • Attend department meetings.
  • Undertake relevant internal and external training where required.
  • Comply with Law Society/ Lexcel standards/office manual/contract of employment.
  • Ensure working area is tidy and ensure that files are put away after use.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Microsoft Office / Word – sending of emails etc.
  • Ability to use a computer and keyboard skills
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Good Telephone Manner

Personal qualities

  • ‘Can do’ attitude which engenders confidence, respect and support of our clients
  • Applies attention to detail
  • Personable
  • Great commitment
  • Reliable
  • Able to apply own initiative and common sense
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Presentable
  • Hardworking

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English Grade C and above or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths Grade C and above or equivalent

Future prospects

• Possibility of full time employment after successful completion of the apprenticeship programme

Things to consider

Benefits • Staff Room facilities • 20 days paid holiday, plus 8 statutory days holiday • This position would suit an individual who has a keen interest in Business Administration • Working in a service providing environment, the successful candidate needs to ensure they promote a professional image at all times. They need to take ownership of their workload and prioritise tasks during the day. They will also be required to provide support to other employees by answering phones and taking messages

About the employer

Andrew & Andrew Solicitors have been providing a friendly, efficient legal service to the people of Portsmouth and the surrounding area for over 50 years. Specialising in all types of personal and family law providing personal legal advice for every stage of life i.e. buying a home, making a will, personal injury.


Andrew & Andrew Solicitors



Kingston Crescent



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Training provider

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend one of PETA’s training centres for off-the-job training.  The majority of training will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

You will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Business Administration Level 2
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT, if required

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PETA Limited

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017