Bidwell Henderson Costs Consultants are an award-winning Legal Costs Consultancy, providing billing and processing services to solicitor’s firms. We are expanding! And we now have an exciting opportunity to join our busy, supportive, and friendly team as a Business Administration Apprentice. The role is varied.. read on for more information!

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour is the starting wage.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 09.00 to 16.30. 30-minutes unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

About us:

Our aim is to become the largest firm of legal costs consultants in the country within the next three years. We have grown to a team of over 50 staff members. We have three Directors and five support staff. We have continually reinvested our time and profits back into the company to grow month on month and secure a future for our growing team. The candidate will be building on our existing reputation and will be encouraged to reach their full potential. When you do a good job for BHCC, we do what we can to keep you happy. It’s as simple as that.

Position - Business Administration Apprenticeship:

Your role will be varied and will involve learning new skills. You will have direct access to a supervisor and team for support. Ideal candidates will be motivated, hardworking, accurate, have the ability to check their own work and above all show excellent client care. Confidentiality is key in this field of work.


  • File management
  • Booking files in
  • Assigning files
  • Updating records
  • Drafting letters and emails
  • Checking and creating invoices
  • Assisting the team with project work
  • Arranging deliveries and collections
  • Liaising with consultants
  • Answering and transferring calls
  • Day-to-day tasks of helping to run a busy office environment

The training you will be getting

You will work towards a level 3 qualification in Business Administration.

80% workplace learning combined with 20% off the job training.

Functional skills level 2 is available if you have not met the grade C/4 or equivalent in maths and English.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After completing the apprenticeship, we keep all apprentices on in full-time employment and there may, depending on the jobs at the time, be job prospects in our Processing Department. There may also be opportunities to join our Trainee Costs Draftsperson course. Please let me know if you require more details on this.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Reliable, Good timekeeping skills, Ability to check own work, High accuracy


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

Things to consider

Store discount. Cycle to work scheme. Health & wellbeing programme. Bereavement leave. Enhanced paternity leave. Enhanced maternity leave. Casual dress. Company events.

About the employer

Bidwell Henderson was established in 2014 by Rebecca Bidwell, Ann Henderson, and Mark Bidwell. We are a Costs Drafting firm that has over 150 clients. In 2018 David Smith, Training Manager, joined Bidwell Henderson intending to curate the Legal Aid Costs Drafting Training Programme. Since then it has only developed and grown creating new opportunities in legal aid costs drafting. In August 2021 we joined the Frenkel Topping Group, which has enabled Bidwell Henderson to expand it's efforts in the legal costs industry.




1 Lea Bank

Broadmeadows, South Normanton


DE55 3LH

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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


Heather Duffield


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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