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Reception Admin Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • £10.50 per hour

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  • Wages
    £10.50 p/h
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Duration
    Not Specified

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


Burness Paull is a top tier independent commercial law firm. With offices located in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, they support clients across Scotland, acting for public and private sector clients.

Burness Paull have a rich history of supporting junior talent join the business through Modern Apprenticeships with routes of progression. A new administration apprenticeship has become available in their Edinburgh office. This role will be support their Front of House team to ensure the provision of 5* professional service.

The Reception Admin Apprentice position will be paired with a Business Administration Apprenticeship, delivered by QA Ltd.


  • Meet and greet clients and notify the Burness Paull contact of their arrival

  • Answer all calls in a friendly and professional manner

  • Arrange travel and accommodation requirements in compliance with travel and expense policies

  • Issue and manage stock train tickets for travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh offices

  • Co-ordinate the meeting room diary ensuring all requirements for meeting/seminars/lunches/functions are noted and communicated

  • Assisting in arranging events/seminars to include equipment hire, ordering of supplies, assist with meet and greet for larger scale events

  • Organise and maintain the provision of refreshments

  • Assist with the ordering and coordinating of food for both internal and external events including ad-hoc company corporate events

Required skills:

  • Can-do attitude and happy to work as part of a busy team

  • Great communication skills are key for working with both Burness Paull colleagues and clients

  • High level of attention to detail and excellent organisational skills

  • Present a professional image and demonstrate excellent customer service skills


£21,840 per annum

Working hours:

Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm


  • 35 days holiday per year (27 basic and 8 public)

  • Group personal pension plan

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Season ticket loan (after 6 months service)

  • Employee referral

  • Discounted car parking

  • You can earn up to 30% of your annual salary in bonuses: the firm wide bonus scheme pays up to 10% of annual salary to all employees if the firm exceeds its profit targets and you can be awarded a bonus of up to 20% of annual salary if your performance is considered to be exceptional

Future prospects:

There are multiple routes for internal progression which will be considered at an appropriate time with your line manager; routes could include moving into the Office or Central Administration teams, Trainee PA or Legal PA

Important information:

This vocational apprenticeship comprehensively supports your specific job role with this particular employer.  Throughout your learning journey, you are fully supported by your dedicated QA skills coach and your mentor at work.  They ensure you settle in, help you develop all the skills you need to be successful in your job role and pass your assessments, and can provide one to one support.

Starting with insights into your current potential, they plan your growth in a programmatic way, close skills gaps with immersive training and ensure what you learn is applicable to what you do. They talk you through the specifics on the qualifications you gain and how they align in particular to your day to day role.

On completion, as well as the valuable work experience you have gained, you get a nationally recognised qualification at SCQF Level 6. 

If you are interested in starting your career and receiving a work based qualification at the same time APPLY NOW!

For more information about this vacancy please contact QA on 01793696141 (Ref ID: 250004)

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