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Apprentice Legal Assistant MEWIES SOLICITORS

To provide secretarial and administrative support to the Family Law Department to help facilitate the smooth handling of client matters.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,004.32

    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

    Days of the week: Monday - Friday Start time: 9am Finish: 5.15pm Option of occasional Saturday Morning 9.30am to 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000071688

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Preparing legal documents, correspondence and court forms by audio and copy typing using digital dictation for multiple fee earners at times.
  • Photocopying and scanning documents and correspondence.
  • Answering the telephone, assisting with client enquiries both on the telephone and face-to-face and taking messages when required.
  • Liaising with other law firms, authorities, barristers chambers and other third parties.
  • Making appointments using Outlook calendar and tasks.
  • Filing of correspondence and documents and keeping records up to date, ensuring that all files are maintained to the Lexcel standard.
  • Preparing mail for posting/emailing/faxing.
  • Covering reception/collecting or taking post and DX/banking to fill in when required.
  • Assisting with monthly billing of the practice’s Family clients, including costing the file and preparing bills.
  • Supporting the Head of Family in arranging marketing and networking events including dealing with invitations and attendance where required.

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

This is an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration (Level 3).

It will involve a combination of on and off the job training in the workplace.

You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning & Development Advisor alongside weekly college attendance in Skipton.

After 18 months you will be entered to undertake an End Point Assessment, to complete your Apprenticeship.  

The End Point Assessment will comprise of a Project, a Knowledge Test, and a Presentation/Interview with the assessor.

More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the potential for a permanent role as a Legal Assistant or Legal Secretary.  There is also the possibility of progressing to a trainee fee earner and further qualifications. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Good keyboard skills, Good knowledge of Microsoft, Good grammar and spelling, Ability to multitask, Professional and friendly, Punctual, Team Player, Discreet – confidentiality, Willingness to learn and adapt

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - C (9-4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C (9-4)) Essential

About the employer

Legal Firm providing legal services to individuals and businesses.

Employer

MEWIES SOLICITORS

Address

CLIFFORD HOUSE

KEIGHLEY ROAD

SKIPTON

BD23 2NB

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Training

Training provider

CRAVEN COLLEGE

Contact

Sarah Haworth

apprenticeships@craven-college.ac.uk

01756 693681

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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