Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Apprentice Administration Assistant NANTES SOLICITORS LIMITED

The apprentice administration assistant will provide efficient and professional administrative support for a range of functions at Nantes Bridport. Other aspects of the role are to cover reception when required and will provide support in maintain the archiving system and related records.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 a 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To cover reception desk when required, answer calls politely, quickly and efficiently.  Receive and place telephone calls in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Collecting and distributing post, taking of messages and ensuring messages are passed to the relevant person in a timely and accurate manner, distribution of faxes. Preparation of outgoing post. Petty cash and banking;
  • Meet and greet the business’s clients and staff;
  • Keeping the reception and office area clean and tidy at all times;
  • Ordering stationary and monitoring the levels of stationery;
  • Placing orders and making bookings;
  • Accurate audio & copy typing;
  • Photocopying of correspondence, documents and other printed matter;
  • Preparation of correspondence and documents;
  • Maintaining the archiving system and related records;
  • Data entry;
  • Provide general administrative support to other staff as required and to provide cover at all Nantes offices when required;
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development;
  • Complying at all times with the detailed procedures contained in the firm’s Quality and Risk Management System;
  • Contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment;
  • Contribute to maintaining and improving office procedures;
  • Any other duties which from time to time may reasonably be required by the firm.

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

The Business Administration apprentice will work towards a L3 Business Administration qualification via Weymouth College and will at the same time have formal training delivered by Nantes.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Prospect of progression to a higher level apprenticeship qualification and to progress within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Nantes Solicitors is a leading law firm based in Dorset with a long established reputation for legal expertise and excellent customer care. The firm has been practising since the 1800s and our heritage has helped us to develop considerable business and local knowledge that can benefit our clients. We have offices in Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, and deal with most areas of legal work. Each of our departments is led by one of our Directors who brings significant experience and knowledge to your matter. We pride ourselves on being forward-thinking and for providing advice that is as straightforward as possible. Our commitment to our clients is to provide a high quality, cost effective service that delivers the best outcome possible. We will listen to your objectives, help you to achieve them and we will resolve any problems that may arise along the way. To discuss your needs with no obligation please call one of our offices or email us.







You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Candidates to apply formally via the Weymouth College Website.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2022