Office Administrator Apprentice - Solicitors KEW LAW LLP

Business and administration apprentice required to assist in the day to day running of reception and to undertake general administration duties. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 05 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00

    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 9.00am - 5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000221700

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will be required to welcome both new and existing clients to the office when they arrive, and provide any refreshments to such visitors if necessary

Telephone calls:

  • You will be required to take incoming telephone calls to the office, with such calls being from a variety of people, such as new clients, existing clients, estate agents, other solicitors etc
  • You will be required to assist where possible (although you will not be expected to, neither permitted to, give any legal advice) and transfer telephone calls or take messages if appropriate
  • You will be required to keep a log of each phone call received and the action taken

Emails:

  • You may also receive a variety of emails from people such as new clients, existing clients, estate agents, other solicitors etc
  • You will not be expected to reply to those emails unless instructed to do so, and your responsibility will be to ensure that the email is forwarded to the relevant person in a timely fashion

Typing: 

  • You will be required to provide back up to the two senior secretaries, and will be required to type a variety of letters or produce other such legal documents as may be required
  • You will also be expected to open new files, both on Case Manager and a hard copy of the file

Banking: 

  • You will be required to go to the bank on a daily basis to pay in cheques and cash received on behalf of the firm

Stationery: 

  • You will be expected to check the office stationery levels (at least once a week) to ensure that the office has sufficient supplies
  • You will be required to place orders for new stationery as required. You will also be required to receive all new stationery orders and to put away the supplies in a timely fashion

The training you will be getting

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills if required
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential full-time role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Kew Law LLP is a firm of Solicitors with 8 offices based throughout Essex. The firm practices in many areas of Law.

Employer

KEW LAW LLP

Address

The Old Manor House

Little Square

Braintree

CM7 1UT

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Training

Training provider

RM TRAINING (UK) LIMITED

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

Contact

Katie

katie@rmtraining.co.uk

01702 782001

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


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