Office Assistant Apprentice Forbes Solicitors

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North, has a vacancy for an Office Assistant based at the Rutherford Office in Blackburn.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    9am to 5pm with 45 minute lunch

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office undertaking the following duties:

  • filing of correspondence
  • administration and distribution of correspondence, incoming and outgoing - including   
  • internal mail to other branches.
  • inputting data on to the case management system
  • archiving files
  • reception and switchboard cover

Full training will be provided at the Forbes Training Centre in Blackburn. 

The hours will be 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 20 holidays, plus 8 statutory bank holidays pro rata.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good interpersonal
  • Good organisational
  • Competent IT skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Attention to detail


Personal qualities

  • Team player and ability to use own initiative
  • Willingness to learn
  • To become a competent touch typist
  • Keen interest in working within a law firm
  • Reliable and committed to training and development



Qualifications required

5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths, English Language are essential, and ICT preferred

Future prospects

There may be the opportunity for the successful apprentice to progress within the business and onto further apprenticeship qualifications where suitable opportunities arise.

Things to consider

Forbes Solicitors have an effective ongoing training programme and encourage progression within the firm when suitable opportunities become available. There are other apprenticeships available with Forbes which they may wish to discuss with candidates at interview. Details including qualifications and start dates are to be discussed and confirmed with Forbes at their request.

About the employer

Forbes has nine offices across the North of England, over 320 employees, 38 Partners and is the largest legal practice in the North West outside the major cities. They offer a full range of legal services to both individuals and commercial clients.

The firm has a reputation for its commitment to client care and quality. They hold ISO9001 Quality Accreditation and are recommended in both the Legal 500 clients' guide to the legal profession and also the Chambers directory.

Forbes are also committed to the development of their staff at all levels and have Investors in People status.

Their aim is to keep things as straightforward as possible whilst ensuring the needs of their clients are put first.


Forbes Solicitors


2-8 Wellington Street

St. Johns



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Training provider

  • Full training will be provided, including undertaking the Apprenticeship, which includes a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration at the Forbes Training Centre.
  • Functional skills will be taught if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

Damar Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Damar Training


Kat Buckley 0161 480 8171

Employer's Application Instructions

If you would like to apply or require more information, please click the link below or send a send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Lauren Whittaker, HR Administrator, Forbes Solicitors, 73 Northgate, Blackburn, BB2 1AA, email

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2017