Business Administrator – Level 3 Apprenticeship - New Milton Dixon Stewart LLP

Office apprentice required for busy high street firm of solicitors. Working with all team members including partners and heads of department, supporting them with day-to-day tasks.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.00 per hour

  • Working week

    40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The main purpose of the role is to assist in the smooth running of the practice by providing a range of support services within the general office function.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Open the post in the mornings and write cheques and deeds in the log book.
  • Scan post onto the case management system
  • Carry out photocopying required by other members of staff
  • File retrieval and assisting the archivist
  • Distribute mail to various fee earners which arrives into reception
  • All filing when asked
  • Order stationery when needed
  • Go to town hall for trade refuse sacks when needed (NM office)
  • Cover receptionists lunch break and comfort breaks and other times when asked. Also, to cover receptionist at other office if needed.
  • Envelope and frank post. Hand deliver post to local businesses and take franked mail to the post box and Special Delivery mail to the Post Office
  • Ensure that the franking machine is in credit and that there are franking labels
  • Ensure that there is a supply of 1st class stamps (standard and large)
  • Take banking to the Post Office
  • Witness wills (if over 18)

Benefits of working at Dixon Stewart:

  • Day off on their birthday
  • Paid for parking
  • Tea & coffee provided
  • Two social events a year

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

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact. This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study. This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 18 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential career development for the right candidate to paralegal/CILEX training after successful completion of the apprenticeship..

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working


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

About the employer

We are a long established small to medium sized firm of solicitors specializing in residential conveyancing, wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney.


Dixon Stewart LLP


72 Station Road

New Milton

BH25 6LF

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023