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Business Administration Apprentice Ashtons Legal

Our Office Services and Facilities teams are in place to support all of our colleagues with the day-to-day running for the office - enabling them to deliver a smooth service to our clients. As a team, we are responsible for delivering all front of house, postal and admin services in all locations.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700 (sometimes will be required to work 0830 – 1630 or 0930 – 1730, however this will be agreed with you in advance)

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Sorting incoming post, scanning and distributing the post to the correct teams and groups
  • Preparing outgoing post ready for collection at the designated time
  • Franking of our mail, making sure all couriered and DX items are signed for and dealt with correctly
  • Ensuring that any cross office post is ready for collection at the designated time
  • Resolving, as far as possible, the owner of any unclaimed mail
  • Providing photocopying and binding services when requested to all the teams, taking ownership of each reprographics job produced and ensure end users are informed about the production of their work and that deadlines are met. Quality checking all work completed
  • Scanning of all documents, including the preparation of electronic and hard copy court bundles and bibles
  • PDF Amendments
  • Assisting the team with archiving; sending and retrieving boxes as needed
  • On occasion, you may be asked to assist with file destruction at our site in Gorse
  • Document management including the maintenance and timely updating of paper files and appropriate online filing systems; creating electronic files on the relevant systems where this isn’t in place
  • Maintaining sufficient stationery supplies and their distribution to each office at the request of the location based Office Services Assistant
  • Providing reception duties for client meetings, including organising refreshments for meetings when necessary
  • Ensuring equipment required for client and internal meetings is set up and tested ahead of time

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

  • Business Administration Level 3 qualification 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 to be taken if not already achieved. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to non-apprentice role within the team, and possibility of career progression of other roles become available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Creative, Patience, Work well under pressure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 2/C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 2/C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Office environment

About the employer


Ashtons Legal


The Long Barn

Fornham Business Court

Bury St. Edmunds

IP31 1SL

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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Team

01284 788005

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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