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Paralegal Apprentice DIXON COLES & GODDARD

Dixon Coles & Goddard have a great opportunity for a Paralegal Apprentice to assist with day-to-day operation of the office and provide fee earner support. Duties will include: answering ’phones, general admin duties, drafting correspondence and basic legal documents, proofreading documents and operating CMS.

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

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (1 hours break for lunch)

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Responsibilities:

  • Taking notes on meeting and telephone calls
  • Take and make telephone calls to clients and third parties
  • Using and updating LEAP case management system
  • Client onboarding
  • Drafing correspondence and documents
  • Assist colleagues with fee earning work
  • Scanning and filing documents
  • Make basic applications (e.g. to HM Land Registry or the Court)
  • Using a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Office and LEAP case management system, to produce correspondence and documents and maintain records and databases
  • Supporting fee earners with the administration of their files
  • Ensure all files are regularly maintained and are in accordance with our office procedures
  • Scanning documents to various computerised systems
  • Filing legal, administrative and financial documents in date order
  • Photocopying and printing various documents on behalf of colleagues
  • Sorting and distributing incoming post, and organising/sending outgoing post
  • Maintaining stationery and equipment
  • Liaising with staff in other departments and with external contacts
  • Using content management systems to maintain internal databases
  • Devising and maintaining office systems
  • Proofreading documents
  • Taking enquiries over the phone and other reception duties

Company Benefits:

  • Workplace pension after 3 months.
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays.

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

Paralegal Level 3 apprenticeship standard:

  • Functional Skills Maths level 2
  • Functional Skills English level 2

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, there would be the opportunity to discuss the possibility of a permanent role within the firm, if appropriate for both apprentice and employer. There is also potential for further training and progession for the right candidate to a full fee earning role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 x A Levels (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our apprentices and expects our employer partners to share this commitment and to take appropriate steps to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

About the employer

Dixon Coles & Goddard are a small specialist private client firm of solicitors servicing clients across the midlands and the country. Our core practice is non contentious private client work including wills, probate, trusts, lifetime planning and tax planning. We also offer both residential and commercial property services which support our private client offering. We are a small but experienced team who are committed to providing the best quality legal advice in a friendly and accessible way.








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Training provider



Sabina Adam


Apprenticeship standard


Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Aug 2022