Your main responsibilities within the department will include the following:
- Assist the Early Careers team by providing quality administrative support to ensure minimal adverse impact on other roles within the team
- Maintain a first-class service through the cyclical recruitment and development of trainee solicitors and apprentices
- Work with the Early Careers Advisor to book and coordinate events such as law fairs, presentations, assessment centres, trainee induction and development in line with the cyclical nature of early careers programmes
- Build relationships with external stakeholders including training providers and education establishments to raise the profile of early careers opportunities at Irwin Mitchell
- Using own judgement following agreed scoring criteria, undertake the screening of application forms and video interviews, shortlisting and rejecting candidates. Undertake the screening of application forms and video interviews for the trainee solicitor roles, working to agreed scoring criteria
- Support the management of the team inbox or telephone using own judgement to solve queries from current, future & prospective candidates and line managers. Providing an excellent candidate experience by ensuring queries are actioned efficiently
- Organise resources to ensure all assessment centres are fully supported, scheduling in the assessment centres, booking rooms, sourcing assessors from the business and facilitating the assessment centres to ensure they are run efficiently and with minimal impact on fee-earners time
- Collate all feedback to be shared with unsuccessful candidates and schedule in all of the feedback sessions
- Manage invoices and retain records for the Head of Early Careers to approve. With reference to standard procedures, use analysis to reject or challenging suppliers where appropriate
- Attend law fairs and recruitment events to engage with candidates and promote Irwin Mitchells early careers opportunities
- Support the Early Careers Advisor with organising future trainee events to ensure all new joiners are engaged with the firm before they start
- Support the Early Careers Advisor with organising all activities for the two-week legal work placement programmes, trainee induction, apprentice induction and the Newly Qualified conference
- Support the wider Early Careers team with trainee and apprentice catchups, seat moves and qualification
- Produce regular management information and other statistical information as requested by the Head of Early Careers
- Continually monitor, evaluate, and develop current recruitment processes and procedures, recommend ways to improve and develop the candidate experience
- Work collaboratively with our Sales & Marketing team and use own initiative on our social media strategy to ensure we maintain an engaging online presence
Many people accept permanent roles with us after completing their apprenticeship. We’ll help you develop your skills further and you will have opportunities to advance to other roles / senior positions.
Wherever your career takes you, you’ll have an industry-recognised apprenticeship badge of honour and training from one of the UK’s top law firms as proof of your skills and knowledge.
Annual Salary: £17,290
Assessment Events are earmarked to take place mid – late May.
You will be supporting the busy Early in Careers Team in HR, acting as the first point of contact for those interested in an apprenticeship, internship, or training contract with Irwin Mitchell.
The Early Careers Assistant provides effective support to the Early Careers team to attract, select and develop our EC population.
- Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- Proficient in IT packages including Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word and Excel
- A strong desire to work within in an Early Careers environment
- Ability to work well in a business environment
- Ability to work at speed whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to be flexible to suit the needs of the department
- Ability to work as an effective team member
- Ability to work under close supervision and also be able to work under your own initiative
- Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
- Ability to work in a pressurised environment
- Able to work on own and as part of team
- Professional presentation and manner
5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent), including maths and English.
Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)