Legal Administrator Apprentice

  • Howells LLP
  • Sheffield
  • £12500 per annum

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.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £12,500 p/a
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    16 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Business & Administration
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    Howells LLP


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 reception
  • 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

Company Benefits

  • Flexi time taken has to be agreed.
  • Holidays are 31 days which includes bank holidays plus 4 days flex and 3 days for close down over Christmas.
  • They have a monthly star award voucher
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company pension
  • Social fund

For more information about this vacancy please contact Damar Training on 0161 480 8171 (Ref ID: 241947)

Company website :

  • Communication – written and spoken, active listening
  • Ability to learn
  • Ability to work well with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to manage workload
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent client care

  • 5 x GCSEs including maths and English Grade C/4 or above
  • A Levels or equivalent desirable

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

  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths, English and ICT
  • Ambitious and keen to embrace new challenges
  • Willingness to develop and learn new skills
This will be discussed at interview stage

Working week 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday.

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.

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