Business Admin Apprentice SIMPSON JONES LLP

A Business Administrator assists in the day-to-day functions concerning the office and supporting each function with administration and project work. Assist with cover in reception in the event of holidays, absence or diverting of resource.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 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. 9am - 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assist with cover in reception in the event of holidays, absence or diverting of resource.
  • Manage the overflow of telephone calls.
  • Open new files.
  • Provide administrative support to the office e.g., scanning, faxing, photocopying.
  • Action postal duties to include scanning and delivery of post to Joanne Jones every morning and afternoon.
  • Printing of contract packs when required.
  • AML checks- Thirdfort and Creditserve.
  • Searches – as instructed by Conveyancers.
  • The retrieval of deeds following a request or enquiry from a client or colleague.
  • Produce signing in sheets on a weekly basis.
  • Manage the changeover of back up discs.
  • Dealing with confidential waste and its collection.
  • Ensure all basic stationary is stocked up around the office including the filling of all printers.
  • Stock take of all stationary and consumables.
  • Ordering of stationary when required once authorised by a Partner.
  • Action all end of day office duties including card payments and end of day banking in the absence of cashiers.
  • Making sure that at the end of the week the office is clean and all waste bins are empty.
  • The organisation of celebration cards for other colleagues.
  • Any other administration tasks requested on an ad hoc basis by colleagues and the Partners.
  • Ensure you act at all times in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures of the company in respect of client confidentiality & data protection, money laundering and health & safety issues.

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

  • Business Admin Level 3 qualification. 
  • One day at DCG and the rest of the week at the workplace. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

Perk Box, reduction of services for family and friends, social events that often include free food and drink, free eye checks, free flu jab, free hot and cold drinks during working day, last Friday of each month a free breakfast, birthday celebrations for all staff, celebration of national events ie Wimbledon, International Women’s day, National Pet Week etc..

About the employer

A well-established legal business with 2 sites, one in Derby and the other in Ashby.







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Training provider



Amy Hitch

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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