Administrator Apprentice

Edward Hands and Lewis Solicitors

Leicester, LE7 2EQ

Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Edwards, Hands and Lewis Solicitors are a large solicitors firm specialising in conveyancing and wills to personal injury and family law with over 100 years of experience and are looking to appoint a L3 Business Admin Apprentice to join their team. This firm has 8 branches and this vacancy being based in their Syston branch.

Annual wage
£11,648 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Business administrator (level 3)
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm with one hour lunch.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

On completion of a successful apprenticeship, the apprentice will gain a L3 Business Admin qualification. The apprentice will spend 80% of their apprenticeship in the workplace and 20% of their time completing 'off the job hours' this includes attending Leicester College one day every two weeks.

Where you’ll work

1320 Melton Road





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Business administrator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Skilled in the use of multiple IT packages and systems relevant to the organisation in order to: write letters or emails, create proposals, perform financial processes, record and analyse data. Examples include MS Office or equivalent packages. Able to choose the most appropriate IT solution to suit the business problem. Able to update and review databases, record information and produce data analysis where required.
  • Produces accurate records and documents including: emails, letters, files, payments, reports and proposals. Makes recommendations for improvements and present solutions to management. Drafts correspondence, writes reports and able to review others' work. Maintains records and files, handles confidential information in compliance with the organisation's procedures. Coaches others in the processes required to complete these tasks.
  • Exercises proactivity and good judgement. Makes effective decisions based on sound reasoning and is able to deal with challenges in a mature way. Seeks advice of more experienced team members when appropriate.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships within their own team and across the organisation. Demonstrates ability to influence and challenge appropriately. Becomes a role model to peers and team members, developing coaching skills as they gain area knowledge.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, in writing or on digital platforms. Uses the most appropriate channels to communicate effectively. Demonstrates agility and confidence in communications, carrying authority appropriately. Understands and applies social media solutions appropriately. Answers questions from inside and outside of the organisation, representing the organisation or department.
  • Completes tasks to a high standard. Demonstrates the necessary level of expertise required to complete tasks and applies themself to continuously improve their work. Is able to review processes autonomously and make suggestions for improvements. Shares administrative best-practice across the organisation e.g. coaches others to perform tasks correctly. Applies problem-solving skills to resolve challenging or complex complaints and is a key point of contact for addressing issues.
  • Takes responsibility for initiating and completing tasks, manages priorities and time in order to successfully meet deadlines. Positively manages the expectations of colleagues at all levels and sets a positive example for others in the workplace. Makes suggestions for improvements to working practice, showing understanding of implications beyond the immediate environment (e.g. impact on clients, suppliers, other parts of the organisation). Manages resources e.g. equipment or facilities. Organises meetings and events, takes minutes during meetings and creates action logs as appropriate. Takes responsibility for logistics e.g. travel and accommodation.
  • Uses relevant project management principles and tools to scope, plan, monitor and report. Plans required resources to successfully deliver projects. Undertakes and leads projects as and when required.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4 / C)
    • Maths (grade 4 / C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Strong organisational skills
    • Multi tasking skills

    Other requirements

    In addition to the skills and qualities listed above, the employer is looking for an apprentice to have: The ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines . Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a professional and friendly demeanour . Discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive information. . Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and handle unexpected situations. Before applying for this role please ensure you can travel to the workplace in time for the start and finish times.

    About this company

    This firm has knowledge and expertise to handle complex legal issues. They are committed to providing clients with clear, straightforward advice and representation, helping them to navigate the legal system with confidence. They understand that dealing with legal issues can be stressful and overwhelming and strive to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible, taking the time to listen to clients and understand their unique needs and concerns. They are proud to be a part of the community, and we take their responsibility to serve their clients and the local area seriously. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    At the end of the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity for progression to a full-time position. During the apprenticeship, the apprentice will gain many transferable skills which can be utilised in other businesses.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Nicky Jones


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262072.

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    Closes in 8 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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