Forbes Solicitors

Office Administration Assistant Apprentice


Forbes Solicitors

Training Provider:

Damar Training

Weekly wage £222.93
36.25 hours per week Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00.
duration: 13 months
start: 9 September 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Business and Administration (apprenticeship standard)
6 September 2019 (application closing date)
Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for an Office Assistant Apprentice to work in the Rutherford House office in Blackburn.


The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office undertaking the following duties:

  • Filing of correspondence
  • Administration and distribution of correspondence, incoming and outgoing   
  • Internal mail to other branches
  • Inputting data on to the case management system
  • Archiving files
  • Reception and switchboard cover

Future Prospects

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has won an employer award for its commitment to staff training and development.

Reality Check

This employer is keen to interview as soon as possible, we would encourage applications directly to Forbes as soon as possible.

The training start date, duration and apprenticeship programme will be confirmed by the employer.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good attention to detail 

Qualities Required

  • Good team player
  • Able to work using own initiative
  • Keen interest to learn
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Good work ethic
  • A willingness to learn to touch type and develop skills as they progress within the Firm

Qualifications Required

5 GCSEs 9 - 4, or equivalent, including maths, English Language & ICT – essential criteria.

Training Provided

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business and Administration, which includes:

  • BTEC Level 2 in Business Administration
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

Training will take place at the Forbes Training Centre in Blackburn.