Bond Adams Llp

Paralegal Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Bond Adams Llp (Employer)

Damar Training (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £288.19
36.25 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:45 - 17:00.
24 months (duration)
12 July 2021(start date)
Paralegal (apprenticeship standard)
2 July 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for a Paralegal Apprentice to assist with the day-to-day operation of the office and provide a support service for colleagues. Some of the important duties that include answering telephones, arranging meetings, composing electronic correspondence, undertaking admin duties for staff, and managing filing systems.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Using a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Office, to produce correspondence and documents and maintain presentations, records, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Supporting legal professionals with the administration of Immigration matters and other aspects of law
  • Taking enquiries over the phone and other Reception duties
  • Devising and maintaining office systems
  • Using content management systems to maintain internal databases
  • Liaising with staff in other departments and with external contacts
  • Maintaining stationery and equipment
  • Undertaking administrative tasks such as ordering equipment / stationery supplies, and reporting and rectifying faults and enquiries
  • Sorting and distributing incoming post, and organising/sending outgoing post
  • Photocopying and printing various documents on behalf of colleagues
  • Filing legal, administrative, and financial documents in date order
  • Scanning documents to various computerised systems
  • Ensure all files are regularly maintained and are in accordance with our policies on file maintenance
  • Ensuring the office environment is free from hazards and identifying potential issues

Day to day activities:

  • Effectively manage caseload and deadlines
  • Conduct business development and marketing activities
  • Attend meetings
  • Take telephone calls and/or messages as well as calling third parties
  • Fully conversant with Word, Outlook and Excel and used to working with computerised case management systems and any other IT systems/software
  • Assist colleagues with their fee earning work
  • Typing from dictations using an online portal
  • General drafting of documents
  • Completing forms
  • Attending Court, conferences, and other business-related activities

Future Prospects

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, there would be the opportunity to discuss the possibility of a permanent role within the firm, if appropriate for both apprentice and employer.

Reality Check

Bond Adams are fully supportive of developing their staff and have an Investors in People Silver award. Workplace pension after 3 months. £15,000 p/a. 20 days holiday plus bank holidays. Perkbox membership. 

Skills Required

  • Good organisation skills and timekeeping skills are critical
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good IT skills knowledge of computer packages
  • Active listening skills

Qualities Required

  • Intelligence
  • Honesty, ambition, and a strong work ethic
  • Positive can-do attitude towards service delivery
  • Understanding the importance of working in a legal practice
  • Punctuality is critical
  • Prioritise tasks to meet multiple deadlines
  • Commitment to both study and work
  • Discretion (Compliance to the General Data Protection Regulations Act 2018)
  • Accuracy and good attention to detail
  • An ability to remain calm

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English & maths.

A-Level (or equivalent).

Training Provided

Level 3 Paralegal apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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