Legal Cashier Apprentice SHOOSMITHS LLP

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Accounts Apprentice to join our Finance team in Northampton. You will be working as part of a local team and a larger firm wide department, supplying an efficient and accurate credit management service. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to broaden their knowledge and gain new skills.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9 am to 5:30 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General duties:

  • Provide copy invoices and statements - both automatic and manual Excel statements
  • Create reminder letters
  • Process write-offs
  • Taking card payments either over the phone or re-direct them to one of our 24hr payment services
  • Monitoring the Credit Management mailbox to respond or resolve any issues raised. This will include clients, legal advisers, members of the Credit Management team and other members of the Finance Directorate
  • Maintain a small debtors ledger - liaising with partners and legal advisers as well as clients
  • Producing debtors' reports - sending to legal advisers on a weekly basis 

This list is not exhaustive, and duties include various other tasks as directed by the Lead Credit Controller.

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

Level 2 Accounts or Finance Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

One of the benefits of working for a wider Finance team is that opportunities in other departments such as Financial Accounting, Finance Administration, Financial Planning & Analysis and Legal Cashiering are made available to internal staff on a regular basis. Alternatively, you could climb the Credit Management ladder and take on roles such as Lead Credit Controller.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience


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

About the employer

Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with a network of offices working together as one team. Our commercial client list speaks volumes for the quality of our lawyers and the experience they provide; from Mercedes-Benz, Octopus Ventures and Travelodge to property developers and some of the UK’s largest banks, we work with a growing number of the FTSE 250 and some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious growth businesses. We work to a simple formula: a can-do ethos, values that are much more than words on paper, and the agility to find the best ways for each individual client. Our culture is the heartbeat of the firm, the measure against which we conduct ourselves with clients and colleagues in hard time as well as good. And in our case that yardstick is a lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity, clear thinking, and mutual support. Every partner and senior manager believes in our values and behaves in line with our values. We constantly check this through appraisals, promotion criteria, recruitment criteria, reward, and recognition surveys.




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Training provider



Hannah Bennett


Apprenticeship standard

Accounts or finance assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Oct 2023