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Business Administration Apprenticeship within a Law Practice Highcross Law Llp

An excellent opportunity to start a career, progress, and complete an apprenticeship within an established firm of solicitors.

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Closing date: 15 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, with half an hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The job description entails a wide range of duties and responsibilities including the following, but not limited to:

  • Preparing correspondence and documents through typing, checking for errors before passing to fee earner. Proof reading, if requested to do so
  • Administer filing in correct dated order on a timely basis including daily filing, opening/closing/storage/retrieval of client files in accordance with office procedures
  • Maintain the files in accordance with requirements of the firm’s risk management procedures
  • Preparing mail with relevant enclosures for outgoing post
  • Managing and maintaining an up-to-date office diary including arranging appointments, meetings and book meeting rooms
  • Providing refreshment for clients, visitors and the fee earners where required or requested to do so
  • Attending with clients, visitors and all callers to the office (in person or by telephone) in a professional and friendly manner at all times
  • Answering telephone calls promptly, assisting if possible or otherwise taking a detailed message and ensuring that the same is passed promptly onto to relevant colleague(s)
  • Undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development
  • At all times, maintaining the confidentiality of office and client documentation and information
  • Copy, scan or otherwise duplicate of documentation as requested by fee earners
  • Prepare an inventory of all stationery on a regular basis and inform line manager to order stationery in good time prior to supplies being depleted
  • Comply with all anti-money laundering regulations as per office and legal requirements
  • Ensure that workspace, the reception area and office meeting rooms are left in a neat and tidy condition at all times
  • Generally assist colleagues in achieving a smooth operation of the firm’s business in a diligent, friendly and professional manner

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Professional telephone manner
  • Good knowledge of IT

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Well mannered
  • Self-motivated
  • Professional
  • Smart appearance

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths at grades A*-C/9-4

Future prospects

  • An excellent opportunity to start a career, progress, and complete an apprenticeship within an established firm of solicitors

Things to consider

  • Please check prior to application that the business is a viable, affordable commute
  • Please have a CV prepared on a Word document
  • An apprenticeship and employer requires any potential candidate to be dedicated, please consider this before applying
  • Vacancy is for an immediate start, please consider this if you are still in education
  • The closure dates are for a guideline only and the vacancy may close prior to the dates advertised. How far do you live from the business and please detail how long it will take to travel?

About the employer

An established growing legal practice based in Leicester with a national and international client base. Highcross law have placed the vacancy with gateway training consortium and request that they should not be contacted by other training providers. Any training provider contacting this company will be reported.


Highcross Law Llp



Saint Matthews Gower Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gateway Training Consortium Limited


Celia Powell

The successful candidate will be completing an NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration.

Course Content:

  • Utilising IT programs and software
  • Decision making
  • Managing a quality service
  • Project management
  • Understanding the organisation and stakeholders
  • Relevant regulations and policies
  • Business fundamentals
  • Professionalism and performance management

You will complete the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard.

  • This Apprenticeship will involve off the job training
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role
  • The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 18 months
  • This course has multiple start dates throughout the year

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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