Barnes Marsland

Apprentice Legal Receptionist


Barnes Marsland

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Weekly wage £136.50
35.0 hours per week Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00. One-hour (unpaid) lunch break.
duration: 53 weeks
start: 9 March 2020
Intermediate(level 2)
Business and Administration (apprenticeship standard)
27 February 2020 (application closing date)
As the Apprentice Legal Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for clients and will build up a good knowledge of the main fields of legal work whilst also developing your administrative skills. If you are ambitious, a good team player, and ready to make your mark then we would love to hear from you.


Get a valuable insight into the world of Law - and build up your administrative skills at the same time - with a leading Broadstairs-based firm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established, leading law firm in East Kent and develop a range of skills that will support you throughout your career.

Barnes Marsland Solicitors have a successful history of supporting apprentices in the past and this latest opportunity would be perfect for anybody looking to start their career, particularly if you are interested in a career in Law.

This is a varied and busy role where you will develop a range of administrative skills.

Tasks will include - but are not limited to - the following:

  • Answering the switchboard and dealing with queries from clients or others or transferring to the appropriate person
  • Greeting visitors - including clients - in reception and informing the appropriate person of their arrival
  • Conducting incoming and outgoing post routines
  • Circulating Memos as requested
  • Carrying out banking procedures (cheque receipts and posting slips)
  • Maintaining stationery supplies; placing new orders when needed
  • Keeping the office diary system up to date
  • Maintaining the Office Reception Book
  • Photocopying and faxing all documentation as reasonably requested
  • Carrying out file archiving and retrieval as necessary
  • Keeping the reception area neat and tidy
  • Buy or ensure that refreshments and other necessary ancillary items are available in the office
  • Making refreshments for clients where appropriate and reasonable
  • Carrying out paper shredding as required and contacting the shredding company to arrange collection of sacks
  • Scanning post and other documentation as and when required

Future Prospects

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate
  • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification 
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment 
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers

Reality Check

  • The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application               
  • If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered


  • We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date.

Travel Information:

  • The role is conveniently based on Broadstairs High Street, a two-minute walk from the Railway Station from which the Loop Bus Service serving the other Thanet towns can be caught
  • You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Confident / friendly telephone manner
  • Good ICT skills and ability to work with a range of systems (computer, fax machine, franking machine etc)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work to deadlines and complete tasks in a timely manner

Qualities Required

  • Presentable
  • Ambitious
  • Willing to learn
  • Good team player

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE grades 9-4 (A* to C) in maths and English or equivalent qualifications in these subjects

Training Provided

  • Business and Administration level 2 framework
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook
  • It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades

Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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