About the employer: We are a leading national commercial law firm. Operating in 9 UK cities and with an office in Dubai, the firm helps clients meet their commercial goals through the delivery of clear and pragmatic legal advice and solutions.
In 2015 we made legal history by becoming the first UK law firm to list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. As a plc, we were able to fulfil our growth strategy: differentiate; incentivise and diversify.
Differentiate: by listing, we demonstrated our progressive and entrepreneurial mind-set – a distinctive approach, which appeals to clients.
Incentivise: We have a unique offer to our staff – equity in the business. An employee share scheme enables everyone working here to have a stake in its continued growth and success.
Diversify: we provides clients with more than legal advice thanks to the ability to acquire other complementary services.
We are a full-service legal business which is home to market-leading real estate, corporate, banking & finance and corporate recovery practices.
We are committed to the regional communities in which we are based, and actively support a number of causes both nationally and regionally. The firm has a reputation as a friendly and sociable place to work and is committed to equality and diversity throughout its offices.
Overview of the role (what will the learner be doing and what will the learner gain): We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a talented Legal Secretarial Apprentice to join our Corporate team in Manchester. This is an excellent opportunity to gain some hands on legal administration experience alongside a supportive team of legal secretaries and fee earners up to Partner level.
Training to be provided (Qualifications to be gained):
Business Administration Level 2
Functional Skills English – Level 1
Functional Skills Maths – Level 1
Functional Skills ICT – Level 1
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Good IT skills
Strong organisational skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to implement and maintain electronic and manual information systems
Ability to prioritise and organise your own workload to meet deadlines
Awareness of the skills and approach required to deliver good customer service
Ability to record and process information accurately
Ability to deal with enquiries in person and by telephone Desired personal qualities:
Discretion and professionalism
Ability and willingness to learn
Ability to work as part of a team
Calm under pressure
Hardworking, eager to learn and develop new skills
Team worker with a flexible, professional
Strong attention to detail
Future prospects: Permanent employment, or next level of Apprenticeship
We will provide full training and support for this position, including allocating a dedicated supervisor and mentor to the successful candidates.
The role will develop with training and experience but we expect the successful candidate to be involved with assisting fee earners in some of the below aspects:
Typing and drafting correspondence
Assisting with and drafting bills
Arranging and booking travel and accommodation
Opening, maintaining and closing files
Updating and maintaining databases
Scanning and preparing documentation
Desired qualifications 5* GCSE’s 9-4 or A to C