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Barrister Chambers - Apprentice Practice Assistant 3PB Barristers

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious Barrister's Chambers and start a career in the legal profession, whilst gaining a Level 3 Business Administrator qualification.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will rise to £12,500 after 3 months with an increase to £17,000 on completion of the apprenticeship

  • Working week

    9.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday - 1 hour for lunch (unpaid). You will be expected to be contactable outside of working hours if requested

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Practice Assistant you will be employed by Chambers to assist with the promotion and day to day administration of Chambers, and the practices of its members.

Your duties will include:

  • Collecting incoming post and take outgoing post and DX to the relevant collection points; prepare and log all outgoing post and other correspondence
  • Entering incoming briefs, instructions and associated documents on to the Chambers computer system
  • Acknowledging briefs and instructions in accordance with policy
  • Collecting and processing information in relation to briefs and instructions to ensure that fee notes are correct and sent out in a timely manner
  • Processing public funded graduated fee claims
  • Organising and taking books and files to court
  • Answering telephone and taking messages
  • Ordering and delivering of sandwiches as required
  • Ensure office consumables are available e.g. stationery and printer cartridges
  • Ensure the offices and storerooms are kept clear of rubbish
  • Photocopying and scanning as required
  • Running errands as required.

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

  • Business Administrator Level 3 will be delivered remotely during working hours.
  • You will get a minimum of 6 hours per week for apprenticeship-related activities (Off the Job Training).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship, the job progresses to being Practice Assistant, this would have a remuneration increase to the £17/18K mark.  Few years of doing this role, then would become a Practice Manager, this is a significant step in a clerk's life.

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, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Have you taken the cost of commuting to work? (petrol, fares) Are you interested in working in the legal sector? Have you considered what this might mean?

About the employer

3PB provides a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to individuals and businesses alike. They are the third largest and oldest Chambers in the UK. Their barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. 200 lawyers deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across family, criminal and commercial law.


3PB Barristers


4 St. Peter Street



SO23 8BW

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Training provider



Carol Callam

07548 771601

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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