Apprentice Administrator Fishers Dewes Solicitors

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of administration, including: handling mail, reception duties, ordering office supplies and the management of files.

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Closing date: 25 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

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Handling post
  • Filing, archiving and destruction of files
  • Monitor and order office supplies
  • Cover reception duty as and when required
  • Other general administrative duties. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Competent in ICT including Microsoft Packages such as Word and Excel
  • Exceptional customer service skills using email, telephone and on a face-to-face basis
  • A team player who is able to work on their own initiative
  • Organisation skills are essential. 

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Approachable 
  • Eager to learn new skills 
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail is essential. 

Qualifications required

Ideally, candidates will hold GCSE grades A*-C (4-9) in Maths, English and ICT (or equivalent qualifications). 

Future prospects

Potential progression within the company to legal administration and secretarial roles.

About the employer

Fishers Dewes are a high street solicitors covering conveyancing; commercial law; family law; wills and probate and commercial property. We have a team of 47 staff, and 2 offices based in Tamworth and Ashby De La Zouch. This vacancy is based at our Tamworth office.


Fishers Dewes Solicitors



Bolebridge Street


B79 7PA

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT up to Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Staffordshire College


Megan Gallear 01785 710520

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017