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Office Administrator Apprentice JOWETT KENNEDY FIDLER LLP

A role to help the administrative functions of the business including support for the secretarial team, reception and operational functions. You will learn core office skills, have a number of administrative duties and be supervised by a number of experienced staff members.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £300.00

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 9.30 am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001764563

This is an opportunity to join a growing law firm based in Leeds City Centre. We are a firm of solicitors and provide legal advice to a range of businesses both nationally and internationally. This is a chance to join an exciting and inclusive firm and work in an environment where everyone’s contribution is valued. You will also have the chance to take part in the firm’s wider initiatives such as its charity and CSR initiatives.

You will work with the administrative and operations team which supports a team of around 20 lawyers. The successful candidate will work across key support functions in the business including the secretarial team, reception and our operations management function which looks after all back-office matters. You will undertake a number of general office administration and reception duties and learn about the operation of an office environment. There will be also be the opportunity to assist and support the operations manager and learn about the different functions of a law firm. Typically, tasks will include:

General office administration:

  • Photocopying, scanning & document management
  • Handling of post (inbound and outbound)
  • Monitoring of supplies and stationery ordering
  • Filing and general office duties
  • Using and helping to maintain and manage administrative systems such as archiving and the document management system

Reception:

  • Answering telephone calls and redirecting as appropriate
  • Greeting and looking after clients
  • Managing meeting room bookings and organising room use by staff
  • Arranging supplies and equipment for meetings

Operational management support:

  • Collating information and documents
  • Attendance at meetings and note taking
  • Making calls to and liaising with suppliers
  • Written communication with suppliers
  • Helping with social media activity

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Enthusiasm
  • Willingness and ability to listen and learn
  • Good organisational skills
  • High standard of presentation and communication skills suitable to a professional services environment
  • Ability to work co-operatively with a wide variety of people

Personal qualities

  • Ability to get along with a wide group of people
  • Quick learner
  • Must be reliable and dependable
  • A willing to “pitch in” at all times and be a team player

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE, or equivalents, maths and English Grade C or above or Grade 4 or above

Future prospects

There is potential to join the support team long term. This will depend on business need at the end of the apprenticeship but for example, as the firm grows, a successful candidate might be able to join the legal secretarial team or be appointed in another administrative role.

Things to consider

It is crucial that the candidate understands and maintains confidentiality at all times. We are a law firm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and confidentiality is critical to the operation of a law firm. This applies to all staff members.


About the employer

A role to help the administrative functions of the business including support for the secretarial team, reception and operational functions. You will learn core office skills, have a number of administrative duties and be supervised by a number of experienced staff members.

Employer

JOWETT KENNEDY FIDLER LLP


Training

Training provider

LEEDS CITY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College

Contact

apprenticeships@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

Training to be delivered by Leeds City College.

Units of study:

  • Understanding the organisation
  • Meeting regulations and legislation
  • Systems and resources
  • Product and service knowledge
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal organisation
  • Dealing with customer conflict and challenge
  • Developing self
  • Being open to feedback
  • Team working

Functional Skills qualifications: Level 1 Functional Skill in English and maths if needed.

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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