Apprentice Office Assistant – Manchester

Are you a bright, outgoing and ambitious person seeking an exciting career in the legal sector? An apprenticeship with St John’s Buildings can offer real career prospects for aspiring barristers’ clerks with the focus and drive to deliver excellent service levels, as part of a large staff team, in a professional services environment.

This is a critical role in the engine room of Chambers supporting our clerks in providing an excellent service to barristers and their clients. Working closely with the clerks, you will see and learn the inner workings of Chambers and what is involved in a clerking career. We are modern chambers having recently implemented Electronic Document Management, so it’s vital that our apprentices are comfortable with using IT.

This vacancy is in our Manchester city centre site, which is well served by public transport.

The successful applicant will be:

  • computer literate
  • a polite and effective communicator
  • scrupulously attentive to detail
  • self-motivated
  • a team player
  • flexible and adaptable, willing to help with a range of tasks
  • punctual
  • well presented
  • keen to learn
  • confident
  • articulate

As a minimum, you will need to be educated to GCSE standard with 5 GCSEs grade C or above (or equivalent) – including Maths and English Language.

Demonstrable experience of administration and customer care in a professional services environment will be an advantage.

The role is based at St John’s Buildings, 24a-28 St John Street, Manchester M3 4DJ. Hours of work are Monday to Friday on shifts 8:30am – 5:30pm/9am – 6pm.

This employment will be linked to a full intermediate level apprenticeship in Business and Administration. Details of the framework are as follows:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business & Administration
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business & Administration

Successful apprentices may have the opportunity to progress to become a barristers’ clerk and enjoy greater responsibility and career development.

If you would like to apply for this role please visit or contact Amber Cartwright at Damar Training, who is our designated apprenticeship training provider. Further details of employment terms and likely salary will also be confirmed at this stage. She can be contacted on 0161 480 8171.