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Business Administration Apprenticeship Vaux Fletcher Solicitors

Vaux Fletcher are a new Partnership of experienced local solicitors, Richard Vaux and Victoria Moremon. We have a team of 3 paralegals and 1 solicitor working in residential conveyancing and a team of 1 solicitor and 1 trainee solicitor working in residential and commercial property.

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Closing date: 21 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20

    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

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000097618

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Answering the telephone and placing calls with Solicitors, Fee Earners and other members of staff
  • Taking, relaying and returning messages
  • Checking individuals diaries for daily appointments in readiness to meet and greet clients to escort to the waiting room and informing of their arrival

Arranging Appointments:

  • Assisting with the daily receipt of post and facsimiles and filing by reference to the case management system

New Case Duties:

  • Processing the receipt of new instructions
  • Entering new clients and cases onto the case management system
  • Generating initial client care letters, T&C’s, accompanying documentation and client information forms
  • Conducting conflict checks
  • Receiving client ID documents, completing ID forms, scanning onto the case management system and filing
  • Receipt of completed client information forms and inputting of new data onto the case management system

Closed Case Duties:

  • Liaising with the Accounts Department to ensure there is a nil balance on client and office ledgers
  • Checking the file for duplications that can be destroyed, returning original and new documents to client. Identifying deeds to archive separately
  • Generating a closing letter
  • Completing the file closure form, scanning key documents and saving on case management system, setting a file destruction date, archiving and logging relevant dates and filing location on the case management system
  • Shredding files that have reached their allotted destruction date.

General Ongoing Duties:

  • At all times maintain client confidentiality and adhering to GDPR rules and Solicitors
  • Regulation Authority principles
  • Typing, filing, scanning, photocopying as required on active matters
  • Assisting with ordering of supplies and services

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

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard:

  • On an off the job training
  • Day release at a college or training centre

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Vaux Fletcher are a new Partnership of experienced local solicitors, Richard Vaux and Jonathan Fletcher. We acquired the firm of Gary Johnson & Co. Solicitors in 2020 upon the retirement of the previous sole practitioner. We acquired the existing business and office. We have subsequently invested in the neighbouring premises with the intention of immediate expansion. The majority of the work conducted by the practice is residential conveyancing but we also conduct commercial property, wills and probate and litigation work. During the pandemic we have employed an experienced full time residential conveyancing solicitor and a private client solicitor working part time as a consultant.

Employer

Vaux Fletcher Solicitors

Address

14 BAKER STREET

MIDDLESBROUGH

TS1 2LH

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Training

Training provider

MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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