Business Administration Apprentice / Legal Secretary T A MATTHEWS SOLICITORS LTD

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our office in Hereford to train as a legal secretary/administrator with the potential to progress to a paralegal. Alongside your business administration apprenticeship, we will provide training and qualification as a legal secretary. You will be talking to clients or third parties over the phone or in person.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 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 09:00 - 17:00 (including time for training)

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working in one of our busy departments alongside another secretary/s completing the daily administrative tasks to support our fee earning members of staff (Solicitors or Legal Executives).

Tasks will involve but not be limited to:

  • Typing from dictation or copy tying of documents, emails and letters. This may involve transfer documents for property or land for the Land Registry, probate applications, court documents etc.
  • Making appointments
  • Talking to clients or third parties over the phone or in person
  • Filing, photocopying, scanning
  • Other ad-hoc duties when required by the needs of the business
  • You will need to be accurate with good attention to detail and will need to be well organised

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

  • Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship standard
  • Additional Legal secretarial qualification delivered in-house

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential to progress into Legal secretarial/Paralegal role within the firm.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

The law industry can be high pressured so the suitable applicant will need to be able to cope with an ever changing workload.

About the employer

T A Matthews has been serving Herefordshire for a century or more, providing a wide range of legal services and support for private, commercial or farming clients. Our approach is to provide practical, straightforward legal advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We recognise that you are relying on our expertise so our aim is to build trusting relationships with all of our clients. When you contact us, you will be introduced to a dedicated member of our team who will work closely with you to explain the process as clearly as possible so you feel in safe hands. We always try to be as accessible and responsive as possible.







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Training provider



Andy Green

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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