Administration Assistant Apprentice WARD HADAWAY LLP

Our Facilities Team, based in our Newcastle office, has an exciting opportunity for a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice to join the team. 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

    9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.

    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

  • To provide high-quality and efficient administrative support as required.
  • Provide general administration support to the team and the firm including:  Photocopying, scanning, binding and document management; Post/courier receipt and delivery (internal and external); Court deliveries; Assisting the Facilities Coordinator with stationery stock control and ordering of consumables; Assisting departments and fee earners as required
  • Support the Client Experience Team (as required) in creating a welcoming environment for clients and visitors to the firm in a timely, professional, courteous and helpful manner: ensuring meeting rooms are maintained to high standards; preparing and clearing down meeting rooms before and after meetings: ensuring that stationery and refreshments are regularly replenished and liaise with the Facilities Coordinator in relation to the ordering of consumables
  • Supporting and engaging with different parts of the organisation and interacting with internal or external stakeholders
  • Contributes to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested
  • Comply with GDPR and maintain client and visitor confidentiality at all times

The training you will be getting

You will work towards the level 3 Business Administrator standard with Gateshead College. Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once the apprenticeship has been completed, there would be 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, Initiative, Computer literate, Interest in Law, Self motivated, Project management skills, Adaptable, Decision making skills


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

Things to consider

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.

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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