Legal Administrator Apprentice HOWELLS LLP

A fantastic role providing administration support for busy legal advice teams, ensuring administration systems and processes operate in a timely and effective manner, adhering to all quality standards. You will be directly responsible to the fee earners, PA to managing partner and the Head of HR.

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

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Howells aims to provide a holistic service and administrators are encouraged to work together with fee earners and with employees in other departments to ensure the best quality service.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To maintain accurate and up to date paper and electronic records
  • To work with and on behalf of fee earners/business support
  • To handle communication including telephone calls, letters and emails with external and internal customers
  • To follow and comply with agreed processes and procedures
  • To carry out general office duties
  • To provide an effective internal/external postal service for the fee earners in the office
  • To support in the archiving and scanning of files
  • To provide support when needed to internal/external auditing processes
  • To carry out reception duties as cover for the reception team, including greeting clients, making appointments and any admin duties associated with receptio
  • To provide support to secretarial teams as and when needed

The apprentice secretaries main day to day tasks are:

  • Handling all telephone calls in a professional and courteous manner, ensuring all calls are directed correctly and messages get to the appropriate person
  • Passing messages to fee earners promptly
  • Ensuring all incoming post and faxes are sorted and distributed quickly and efficiently
  • Giving clients information and proactively responding to client’s enquiries, as appropriate
  • Operating the diary system efficiently including making appointments
  • Making up new files
  • Maintaining files, keeping them tidy and in order
  • Ensuring that physical files reflect electronic files
  • Closing and sending files for archiving promptly
  • Scanning and maintaining the archiving system
  • Photocopying and filing
  • Ensuring all outgoing post is processed and ready for collection each day
  • Carrying out general office duties, including filing, faxing, photocopying and emailing
  • Typing, if required

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, with Legal Pathways, which includes:

Functional Skills level 2 in maths, English and ICT.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This will be discussed at interview stage.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience


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

About the employer

Howells Solicitors is one of the most admired law firms in the north of England. From our South Yorkshire heartland, with offices in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley, we provide expert legal services for you, your family and your business.







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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


Lina Semcenko

0770 131 1602

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: today