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Business Administrator Apprentice BUCHANAN & CO SOLICITORS LTD

We are looking for someone who can confidently take on the challenges & manage the client base for the fee earners. You will support & engage in all departments giving an in depth knowledge & skills that can be transferred later in your career. As an Apprentice B.A, you will gain an insight knowledge into how the business is run.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be £9,100.00 (£5 p/hr) reviewable after 6 months based on performance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9-5 with 1hr Lunch

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reception Duties

  • Taking incoming call & dealing with enquiries
  • Directing calls to fee earners and taking messages where applicable
  • Making & booking appointments using an online diary system
  • Liaising with clients by phone or face to face, scanning & attaching post
  • Taking cash & card payments and issuing receipts
  • Archiving files
  • Data entry
  • Letter writing
  • Registering wills
  • Using our case management system along with Microsoft packages
  • Maintaining, implementing or improving administration

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.
As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will work upstairs along side a fee earner in the relevant department as a secretary, with the potential to progress into a paralegal role (subject to performance in this role).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Administrative skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or Above) Essential

About the employer

Buchanan & Co Solicitors Ltd. are a long-established solicitors and conveyancing firm serving clients around the Staveley, Chesterfield & Kiveton Park, Sheffield areas. We’re a family run practice with more than 23 years of experience and specialities that include private family law and divorce, conveyancing for private and commercial properties, estate planning and civil litigation.







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Training provider



Hannah Donald

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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