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Office Assistant Apprenticeship FOOTNER AND EWING LLP

We are a Firm of Solicitors with offices in Southampton city centre, Romsey, Shirley, Totton and Wickham. We pride ourselves on our personal style of service. We are looking for an office assistant to support with the every day running of the business - the ideal candidate will possess a willingness to learn new skills.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly rate will be between £4.81 to £5.50

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (with an hour for lunch)

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your working week will be varied but typical roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting and Greeting Clients
  • Reception telephone duties
  • Maintaining office standards
  • Preparing meeting rooms and diary management
  • Stationery supply and ordering
  • Photocopier maintenance
  • Administrative support to other staff
  • Archiving
  • Filing
  • Shredding

There are two positions available - 1 at our Romsey office and 1 at our Shirley office.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)

Much of the training will be undertaken ‘on the job’, supported by regular visits from a qualified assessor. There will also be a requirement for you to attend workshops on a regular basis

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The Firm fully supports job progression and following a satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship the successful candidate is likely to be offered continued employment with a rise in salary.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, People skills, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Team working is essential. Must be able to travel to Totton College for one workshop every two weeks.

About the employer

We are a Firm of Solicitors with offices in Southampton city centre, Romsey, Shirley, Totton and Wickham. We have been established for nearly 200 years and pride ourselves on our personal style of service.






SO51 8XH

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Training provider



Tia Currie


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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