As an apprentice barrister's clerk, you will be an integral part of the team with responsibility in assisting the clerks with the day to day running of Chambers. You will provide support for the clerking team including processing emails, papers, answering telephone enquiries and assisting with the arrangement of conferences.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 14 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - 09.00am - 5.50pm (1 hour unpaid lunch break). 28 days holiday (bank holidays and seasonal leave are additional)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a new opportunity for a proactive candidate to join an established team of barrister clerks that offer full administration support to a large Barrister Chambers.  The position is for an Apprentice Junior Clerk who will assist the Senior Clerk and Clerks in the daily management of the barrister's diaries and case management.  Job roles will be varied but mainly admin support based.  Tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Data processing of client information, maintaining client confidentiality at all times
  • Regular use of telephone systems for liaison with internal/external staff
  • Checking the court lists and assisting with diary management
  • Making sure all the relevant information is entered onto our bespoke diary management system
  • Responsibility of arranging conferences for the criminal team
  • Liaising with those who instruct the barristers for relevant documents
  • Meeting/greeting clients, supporting main reception area

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

  • Full Business Administrator Standard - Level 3
  • On the job training to support role development/progress
  • Off the job training to support qualification requirements (College attendance)
  • Employer to provide dedicated training time to support training requirements
  • Functional Skills support (maths - English - if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of progression options including full-time employment or a further qualification opportunity for the right candidate on successful completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9* /A - 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9* /A - 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the employment the successful candidate will have to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of the employment start process. There may be a requirement to attend College to support qualification requirements and FOCUS Training are based near Marsh Mills, Plymouth. Qualification is mainly delivered remotely but with regular zoom/team meetings supported by regular site visits.

About the employer

KBG Chambers is the largest Barrister Chambers in Devon and Cornwall, who cover all aspects of family, civil and criminal law, throughout the South West and beyond. The Chambers is managed and administered by a committed, approachable and friendly team of clerks who adhere to National Quality Standards to ensure that all client needs are met in a timely manner and without delay. We are based in the Royal William Yard, Plymouth.




Unit 18, Mills Bakery

Mills Bakery

Royal William Yard


You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Trevor Barnes

07836 536590

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.