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Business Administration Apprenticeship

“I was inspired by the prospect of earning while learning.”

Caitlin Gledstone, Apprentice Business Administrator

Our Administration Apprentices provide office support to a wide range of teams, while learning on the job.

You’ll be responsible for a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Organising and filing documents
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Booking meeting rooms
  • Managing diaries

This role is designed to teach valuable administration skills, and give you experience of working in a busy office.

Who Is It For?

This is an 18-month programme ideal for those looking to gain experience in an administration role. This apprenticeship is a great way to study towards a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration, while earning a wage.

What Will I Study?

The academic part of the apprenticeship is delivered by CILEx Law School via distance learning.

View more information on what you’ll study and the sort of work you’ll do on the CILEx Law School website.

What Qualification Will I Gain?

When you finish this apprenticeship, you will receive a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.

What Are The Entry Requirements?

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C, specifically Maths and English. If using the numbered grading system, this corresponds to 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4. For more information on how these grades are changing, visit the gov.uk website.

What Could I Progress To When I Finish My Apprenticeship?

There are a number of opportunities open to you at Irwin Mitchell. You may decide to carry on working as an administrator, or look to progress to a senior or supervisory role.

Your skills could also lead you to a more specialised position in one of our legal teams, or in a support function such as customer service or human resources.

About Irwin Mitchell

Founded in 1912, Irwin Mitchell has helped over one million clients so far. These include individuals, small businesses, as well as national and international organisations. We currently employ over 2,500 people across 14 offices.

The IMCF (Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation) was set up in 1997 and has so far donated over £1 million to local and national causes. We give all our employees 14 hours a year to use on voluntary work, to give back to our communities.

Why Work For Irwin Mitchell?

Our apprentices receive a full benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Recognition scheme
  • Sports team sponsorship
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Health plan
  • Contributory pension scheme

We pay our apprentices a generous starting salary of £16,289 (£18,928 in London).

We encourage all our people to embody our brand values:

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity

Our combination of empathy and legal knowledge is a strength that differentiates us from many other law firms.

We're committed to creating a positive working environment that maximises your potential while promoting work-life balance.

How To Apply

Applications for 2018 Apprenticeships are now closed.

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