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Business Administration Level 3

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Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Business Administration Level 3
24 May 2021
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-5 pm, Friday finish at 4 pm
Job Advert
Office Apprentice
North End
£4.30 per hour, Monday-Thursday 9am-5 pm, Friday finish at 4 pm
Providing outstanding client service has always been paramount at Larcomes Solicitors who began life as a small family solicitors practice in Portsmouth over a hundred years ago.
We originally began life by offering family advice locally and these days still offers Family and Matrimonial advice but we now also offer specialist legal advice on Residential Conveyancing and Wills, Trusts & Probate, Employment, Personal Injury, Childcare, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Marine Law, Residential Developments and Waste, Buying and Selling a Business and Landlord and Tenant.
If you are seeking a varied and interesting career in Business Admin, join us, we are a local firm of solicitors who are centrally located and close to all major transport links. You will be based in the Admin team providing full support where you will be needed across all sections of the firm.
A typical day will consist of the following:-
  • Dealing with clients and pre-booked appointments
  • Telephone enquiries and directing clients to the correct department
  • Sorting incoming post when required
  • Daily banking
  • Unpacking and sorting stationary
  • Filing when needed
  • Managing the office recycling
  • Database and file storage management
  • Photocopying
  • Various office duties supporting departments when required
  • General office disciplines
  • Good communication skills
  • EXCELLENT telephone manner
  • Pro-active and friendly manner
Personal qualities
  • Tolerance
  • Patience and understanding
  • Attention to detail


  • 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2, proof of certificates is required
There is no college attendance. Due to this, applications with less than the required grades will not be considered. Equally, applications received without stating maths and English GCSE/Functional Skills results will not be considered.
What does the programme include?
The Apprenticeship will focus on Business Administration and includes the following knowledge criteria:
  • Understanding the organisational purpose, activities, aims, values, vision for the future and resources.
  • Knows the organisational structure and demonstrates understanding of the benefits, knows their role in the team and recognises how their skills will help them progress.
  • Understands Laws, regulations and internal policies all related to their sector.
  • Understands relevant external factors (policy change, supply chain, national/global markets, employment).
  • Business Fundamentals – managing change, business finances and project management.
What attendance is required?
Your assessor will liaise with you to set up mutually convenient times for consultation and assessment visits at your place of work. Attendance at College may be required to complete some parts of the knowledge units.
It is a Government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your “Off the Job Learning” – off the job learning can consist of college attendance, homework/coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring and coaching – plus a number of other tasks.
Learning and assessment

Apprentices build a portfolio of work and work place assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe the apprentices’ ability and skills in their daily role. It is important for the apprentice to take ownership of their own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer. The apprentice’s final grade will be determined by collective performance in the three assessments in the endpoint assessment. To achieve a pass or distinction the apprentice will need to score 60%-79% (pass), 80%+ (Distinction).
The three assessments are:
Online Knowledge Based 50 multiple choice questions - 60 minutes (20%)
Portfolio Based Interview – 30-45 minutes (40%)
Project Improvement Presentation 20-30 minutes (40%)
Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and subject to progress as an employee, we would look to move you from apprentice to full time employee, this is subject to business needs.
Things to keep in mind
Company benefits:
  • Pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days holiday
Pay structure reviewed after 3 months
Centrally located and close to all major transport links