Business Administration apprentice HARPER JAMES LIMITED

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Business and Operations applicant to join our Operations Team based onsite at our Birmingham office on a full-time basis. You will be working closely with our Operations Manager supporting on a wide variety of tasks but also learning about all aspects of operations within a fast growing law firm.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be responsible for the smooth operational running of the Head Office, reporting into the Operations Manager and working closely with the CEO, the Legal Services Director, the Corporate Services Director and the Heads of departments to provide a comprehensive and confidential support service in a growing fast paced modern legal practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, tech savvy candidate with excellent attention to detail and organisation skills to assist our team with a variety of support and other day to day duties, including:-

  • Ensuring that the office runs smoothly and supporting all ops needs of the team.
  • Reception duties including call answering, greeting visitors, arranging refreshments, ensuring meeting rooms are kept clean and tidy.
  • Facilities management for the Birmingham and Sheffield sites, including management of post, call answering service, organising couriers and absence cover for the Operations team.
  • Admin support for CEO and Senior Management Team including diary management, booking meetings, travel and accommodation.
  • Organising staff events such as the Xmas and Summer parties.
  • Assisting directors, acting as a point of contact and liaising with key stakeholders.
  • Producing reports, presentations and managing data, ensuring correct information is inputted and attention to detail.
  • Arranging meetings and events, including finding locations, refreshments, drafting agendas, sending invites, producing meeting materials and minute taking.



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

Business Administrator Level 3

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of permanent position for suitable and right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, A positive, can-do attitude, Confident


GCSE or equivalent x5 GCSE or equivalent including Maths & English (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

• The opportunity to play a key role in a fast-growing business, which is leading innovation in the legal services sector. • Accelerated professional development and growth opportunities. • A competitive salary and benefits package. • A full-time role in a growing and friendly team.

About the employer

Harper James is a national commercial law firm designed to support entrepreneurial businesses from start-up to exit. Harper James aspires to disrupt the model for which legal services are provided to businesses. The firm’s innovative approach to delivering highly tailored and accessible legal advice is considered genuinely different to the establishment. Harper James was founded in 2014 and is now made up of more than 100 people that will support 2000 businesses this year achieving a turnover of just under £10m. We expect to double in size over the next 3 years.




Floor 5 Cavendish House

39-41 Waterloo Street


B2 5PP

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Training provider



Aksa Munir


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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