Paralegal Apprentice Scott Rees & Co

This is an excellent opportunity as a Paralegal Apprentice at a large firm of solicitors based in the North West. You'll be part of a team of New Business Paralegals and the first point of contact with potential new clients, be it for potential clinical negligence claims, personal injury claims, wills and probate, and conveyancing services.

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

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,631.80

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000240573

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

It is important that you are comfortable working on the telephone and strive to provide an excellent customer service experience. You will be welcoming new clients to the Firm and assisting with new client due diligence processes.

Main responsibilities:

  • Taking initial instructions from potential clients, engaging both verbally on the telephone and in writing
  • The opening of new case files, including the creation of the file and the despatch of a client care pack to each new client.
  • Arranging sign up appointments if necessary
  • Producing quotes and forwarding these on to potential clients within agreed timescales. Following up the quote as a courtesy with the potential client if the potential client does not engage immediately
  • Understanding of money laundering rules and requesting original ID from new clients in order to satisfy this legal requirement
  • Undertaking conflict searches and understanding of the need for these to be carried out vigilantly
  • Updating clients/sources in a timely manner
  • Receiving and actioning calls and enquiries from various external agencies such as solicitors, conveyancers and estate agents, giving an update on their client file
  • Ensuring that if the initial quote does not convert into a live case, the case file is closed immediately

Company Benefits:

  • On-site parking (free)
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Sponsored Development
  • Remote working opportunities
  • EAP and Help@Hand support programmes

The training you will be getting

  • Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression is available in the Firm once an individual has demonstrated their competence in the Paralegal role
  • The next natural progression route is to be appointed as an Assistant to a Fee Earner as and when the opportunity arises

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 x A Levels (Grade A*-D) Essential

Things to consider

Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our apprentices and expects our employer partners to share this commitment and to take appropriate steps to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

About the employer

Scott Rees is a legal firm specialising in Personal Injury and Conveyancing. They have 120 employees, ranging from Admin and Shared Services, Paralegals to Partners. The Firm’s mission is to offer its services with honesty and integrity, providing a national service to all clients.

Employer

Scott Rees & Co

Address

5 The Parks

Newton-le-Willows

Merseyside

WA12 0JQ

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Training

Training provider

DAMAR 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

Lina Semcenko

Lina.Semcenko@damartraining.com

07701 311 602

Apprenticeship standard

Paralegal

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: 29 Apr 2024