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Legal Business Administrator Apprentice RICHMOND ANDERSON GOUDIE

Richmond Anderson Goudie are looking for someone who can learn the role of reception and hopefully train within their accounts department which will help the apprentice to become skilled in multiple areas. The ideal candidate will have good numeracy skills as it is essential to the role. You will Provide assistance to legal team by preparing draft correspondence and other assistance to paralegals and lawyers.

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Closing date: 05 Feb 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 to Friday, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this role you will be working for a law firm and providing support to different departments including reception work. Some of the duties include:

  • Assistance to solicitors and office manager
  • Provide kind, courteous communication while receiving visitors to their office
  • Provide excellent customer service while answering, screening, and forwarding incoming phone calls
  • Schedule and confirm appointments via phone, email, and schedulers
  • Receive, sort and process daily mail
  • Manage intake of potential clients with attention to detail for information while providing empathetic communication skills
  • Provide assistance to legal team by preparing draft correspondence and other assistance to paralegals and lawyers
  • Maintain reception area and set up rooms for meetings
  • Greeting clients and offering refreshments
  • Providing assistance to the accounts department 
  • Provide efficiency in other clerical receptionist duties such as filing (mainly electronically), photocopying, scanning, and processing documents

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

  • Level 3 Business Administration at Stockton Riverside College
  • Functional Skills maths & English, if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Honest, Discretion, High standards of appearance, Good verbal & written skills, Office experience, Able to use initiative, Good grade in Maths


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-B/9-6) Desired

About the employer

We are a leading provider of legal services based in the northeast of England with offices in Chester-le-Street and Durham City. The Practice was previously known as Richmonds which has been providing legal services in the northeast of England since the early 1900s and has had an office in Chester-le-Street since 1964. The Practice changed its name to Richmond Anderson Goudie in 1992 and merged with the practice of Grierson Shaw & Co of Durham City in 2008 to form the Richmond Partnership. We offer specialist advice and representation to private, publicly funded and business clients in a wide range of legal fields to include : Residential and Commercial Conveyancing Tenancy Agreements Wills and Probate Powers of Attorney Licensing Criminal Matters Child Care Family Law Accident and Personal Injury Litigation Employment Housing Matters Mental Health Matters General Civil Litigation We pride ourselves in providing the best possible service we can and on seeking and achieving the best possible results for our clients.








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Training provider



Anna Harper

07436 795883

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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