Administration Assistant Apprenticeship WARD HADAWAY LLP

Our Debt and Insolvency team, based in our Newcastle office, has an exciting opportunity for a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice to join them. The responsibilities will be wide-ranging and will offer candidates the chance to develop important, transferrable skills, on the job to take forward in the career.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage



  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • File and case management administration including file opening, closures, and archiving
  • Scanning and uploading new instructions onto the client portal
  • Processing of proxies, post receipt and delivery and proofs
  • Administering payments
  • Accounts and invoicing administration
  • Arranging meetings and client events
  • Regular telephone and email contact with external clients and other insolvency practitioners
  • Scanning and copying bundles and key court documents
  • Obtaining client ID and assisting in the preparation of Letters of Engagement
  • Monitoring instalment plans
  • Bulk letter printing
  • Monthly matter balance reports
  • Supporting the Creditor Services team as and when required
  • Other general ad hoc administrative duties, including filing, photocopying, scanning and post duties

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard with Gateshead College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once the apprenticeship has been completed, there would opportunities to progress to full time employment within the Business
  • There may also be opportunities to progress with your studies with the support of the Business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Initiative, Efficient, Work to deadlines, Self motivated, Time management, Proficient in Microsoft Office, Interpersonal skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential

Things to consider

• Holiday entitlement linked to continuous length of service: - Up to 4 years – 25 days - Upon 4 years – 26 days - Upon 5 years – 27 days - Upon 10 years – 28 days • Hybrid working arrangements (40%/60%) • Workplace pension offering up to 6% matched contributions • Life Assurance at 4x annual salary • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme • Access to 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme • Free annual Headspace subscription • Subsidised city centre parking / Annual travel tickets. • Employee Referral Scheme • Salary sacrifice benefits including: - Holiday Purchase – offering an additional purchase of 1 working week (pro rata for part-time employee’s) - Healthcare Cash Plan via Westfield Health • Critical Illness Cover • Benefit Hub – Offering vouchers and cashback rewards • Cycle 2 Work Scheme • Technology Purchase Scheme

About the employer

Ward Hadaway is an independent, full service law firm, operating in three cities (Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester). We are a UK top 100 firm, serving businesses, the public sector and individuals.




Sandgate House 102 Quayside

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tyne And Wear


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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


Adam Clark

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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