Apprentice Administrator - Finance Practice Group CMS CAMERON MCKENNA NABARRO OLSWANG LLP

Working in our Finance team in an administrative role, you will gain an understanding of the variety of tasks that are undertaken to support your colleagues in the secretarial team, as well as fee earners and partners in the wider practice group. This role is 5 days a week in the office as all tasks undertaken in this role are purely office based.

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

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm, inclusive with a lunch break of one hour. As part of these working hours, you will be required to attend off-the job training with our designated training provider for a minimum of 6 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

During your apprenticeship, you will become fully conversant in a variety of tasks which the wider team undertake. These tasks include, but are not limited to: 

•    scanning documents, filing them electronically and in hard copy
•    printing and photocopying documents as and when required 
•    a wide variety of general miscellaneous administrative tasks to include matter closing, deeds scheduling, scanning of invoices and correspondence, creation of hard copy folders/files and maintenance of the team library 
•    delivery and collection of items from other Practice Groups or support departments 
•    providing ad hoc support as required and undertaking tasks specific to your practice group area 

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Business administrator apprenticeship standard.

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

As a member of the team, you will be supported and mentored by experienced and knowledgeable colleagues. To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate: 

•    ability to communicate effectively at all levels 
•    ability to prioritise own workload with direction as required 
•    ability to keep calm under pressure 
•    good team player 
•    a "can-do" and flexible attitude 
•    excellent attention to detail 
•    good working knowledge of Outlook and Word

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Our newly created Administrator Apprenticeship Contract will give you the opportunity of gaining valuable on-the-job learning along with structured learning with a competitive salary. It is for a fixed period of 18 months. As an equal opportunities employer following that period you may be eligible to apply for other roles advertised in the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

CMS is a Future Facing law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it. CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent




Cannon Place 78 Cannon Street




Shannen O'Neill

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Dec 2023