Meikles Solicitors

Following on from the success of their previous apprentices, Meikles Solicitors is now looking for their next Business Apprentice to join them, this role is filled with endless opportunities. You will be learning about all aspects of law and support the different teams across the business.

Vacancy description

  • Greet and welcome clients as soon as they arrive in the office
  • Direct clients/visitors to the appropriate person and office
  • Answer, record and forward all incoming phone calls
  • Ensure reception and the office area is kept tidy and presentable at all times
  • Receive, sort and distribute post/deliveries daily
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk
  • Perform other receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, faxing and anything to assist secretaries and fee earners
  • Dealing with petty cash
  • Making sure office stationery supplies is kept well stocked
  • Assistance to secretaries and fee earners
  • Providing assistance to secretaries and fee earners, to enable them to work efficiently. This includes a wide range of tasks, in particular:
  • Preparing documents and correspondence, including preparing mail and enclosures
  • Photopying
  • Filing
  • Opening and closing files
  • Taking telephone messages
  • Registrations
  • Team working:
  • Covering for others (where applicable) when they are unavailable
  • Other:
  • Contributing to the other activities of the firm as may be required from time to time

Desired skills

  • Proficiency with Word and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Good spelling and punctuation
  • Good general attention to detail
  • Organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • The ability to apply common sense in handling competing priorities
  • Customer service attitude
  • A pleasant telephone manner

Desired qualifications

  • Grade C/4 or above in GCSE maths and English (or equivalent)

Training to be provided

Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Via your ITEC tutor and on-the-job training, you’ll get the opportunity to learn:

  • IT
  • Record and document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communications
  • Quality
  • Planning and organisation
  • Project management
  • Relevant regulation
  • Policies
  • Business fundamentals
  • Processes
  • External environment factors

Salary: £9,379.00 per year

Role: Business Administrator
Job Location: Spennymoor
Company: Meikles Solicitors
Salary: £9379

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