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Legal Administrator Apprentice (24 Month Fixed Term Contract)

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The Role

Our Legal Administrator Apprentice role provides a fantastic opportunity for school leavers to gain excellent exposure across a number of practice groups. Our legal administration apprenticeship is a new and innovative alternative to higher education if you would like to earn while you learn.

This 24 month scheme is designed to help our successful candidates to develop the legal administration and business skills necessary for a career in the legal industry whilst completing a formal qualification.  The role involves a rotation across six legal departments providing the unique opportunity to ensure that our apprentices gain the greatest exposure to learn from a range of specialists. They will also complete the CILEx Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration with scope to advance to one Level 3 module based on performance.

The successful candidates will provide general day-to-day administration and co-ordination support for each department.

It is highly desirable that applicants have a genuine interest in the legal sector and a desire to work in a legal support role. Please note these roles are not a direct route to becoming a qualified lawyer at Baker McKenzie.

The successful applicants will be helping Personal Assistants support fee earners in London and must possess a strong client service focus enabling them to interact well with both external and internal clients at all levels.

It is essential that the successful applicants can demonstrate a professional attitude with strong organisational and time management skills.  We are looking for candidates with a very strong work ethic and a genuine interest in further career development in legal support.

Duties will include:

  • Call handling
  • Scanning (bills/expenses)
  • Assisting with matter openings
  • Client event co-ordination
  • Basic marketing co-ordination
  • Billing administration
  • Printing
  • Meeting organisation
  • Travel organisation
  • Bundling and indexing legal documents    
  • Assisting with capacity trackers and working arrangements
  • Assisting with the use of the 'Interaction' system
  • Document/letter (short) production (in conjunction with our Document Production Unit)
  • Faxing
  • Proof reading
  • Ad-hoc administrative duties as required

Key Skills and Experience Required

Entry Requirements: 300 UCAS Points (or equivalent)

We are looking for someone who is willing with a flexible attitude and who displays:

Attention to detail: Quality and excellence are the foundations of our fluency; each of us is responsible for achieving uncompromisingly high standards in the service levels we provide and able to understand things from our internal clients' perspective

Strong Interpersonal Skills: Strong communicator, able to interact with team members and client contacts with confidence; able to listen effectively to truly understand needs and drivers of the business

Communication & Presentation Skills: Solid verbal communication; excellent written and report writing skills; must be able to communicate in English to advanced standard in both written and verbal work

Analysis and Insight: Good research skills; strong analytical thinking and ability; able to analyse key data and findings and then summarise for general presentation

Organisation and Planning: Manages own workload to ensure work is completed in time and a quality service is delivered even when under pressure; prioritises tasks based on their importance and urgency; communicates to internal clients any delays in work or areas of clarification before work is due for completion

Team work and Flexibility: Works harmoniously with different teams across the department and wider firm; proactively looks to support colleagues during times of heavy workload; shares information with colleagues relevant to their job; takes on new tasks as required and demonstrates flexibility and willingness to adapt to change

In addition to the above, strong IT skills in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel would be an advantage

Diversity and Inclusion: Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

The Firm

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. We have more offices in more locations than any other law firm and most of our work has an international dimension.

Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. We're aided in this by our culture- we call it Fluency- which describes how we work, think and behave when we are at our best. Fluency encourages high performance in a collaborative and fulfilling way. Every person in the firm is measured in line with Fluency.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. More than any other firm we can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of one of the world's leading law firms but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

  • FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2014: Ranked 3rd Most Innovative Firm in Europe
  • The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15: currently ranked 80th
  • Chambers Global 2015: More lawyer and practice group rankings than any other firm globally
  • The Lawyer European Awards 2015: International Firm of the Year
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th
  • Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016: currently ranked 7th

To Apply

At Baker McKenzie we welcome direct applications.

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role.  We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on either 020 7919 1000 or


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