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Business Administration Apprenticeship within Criminal Law Practice Mortons Ltd

An excellent opportunity to start a career, complete an Apprenticeship and progress within a busy Solicitors.

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Closing date: 15 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm daily one hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Job Purpose:   Greeting clients and other callers, channelling them to the appropriate person, maintenance of file records and administrative support

  • Operating the switchboard and manning reception
  • Receiving and channelling telephone calls, and taking messages
  • Receiving and channelling emails
  • Opening and dispatch of post
  • Updating records of open and closed files
  • Filing and storage of closed files
  • Inputting time records
  • Photocopying/ printing
  • Diary maintenance
  • Typing of letters and other documents on
  • Bullseye case management system.
  • Dealing with straight forward enquiries
  • Making telephone calls to clients, solicitors, Court etc
  • Any other tasks that may be required



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good telephone manner
  • Presentable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Keyboard and IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Personable
  • Have commitment
  • Maintains excellent attendance
  • Reliable
  • Efficient
  • Able to apply own initiative and common sense
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Presentable
  • Hard working

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths, grades 4-9.

Future prospects

there is plenty of scope at this practice for the right individual to progress to a paralegal role, and/or to achieve police station accreditation to advise suspects suspected of crime. Should the candidate want to go on further and take higher professional qualifications this could also be supported. 

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.
  • Please do not contact the employer directly
  • 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?
  • Do you have a current CV on a word document?

About the employer

Mortons Solicitors are leading Criminal Solicitors, practising over three decades and two generations. Mortons Solicitors were founded in 1996 by Stephen Morton and Simon Morton. In 2016 Mortons Solicitors celebrate 20 years of servicing clients needs throughout North West England & beyond. Mortons request that they are not contacted by other training providers offering CVS!


Mortons Ltd



Middle Hillgate



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Training provider


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



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
  • Functional skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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