Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship Graduate Fast Track

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Peninsula Business Services
4, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4EW
£18,000.00 annually
10 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What work will I be doing? What duties and responsibilities will I have?
  • To be part of a team engaged in the conduct and defence of Employment Tribunal claims on behalf of clients' case
  • To engage with team members and other colleagues, including the Team Leader(s), in the assessment of claims, which will include merits and general prospects, validity of client contracts and the insurance status of the claim
  • To communicate clearly and concisely, tailoring content and style and promoting free-flowing communication to create strong working relationships, supporting client retention
  • To ensure that all information is logged correctly and accurately in a timely manner and completed in line with Peninsula Protocols
  • To work within the set productivity performance range as determined by the Team Leader/Department
  • To ensure that personal knowledge of employment law and HR best practice is continually updated
  • To review client documentation as required
  • To continually liaise with the client regarding the progress of the case at each stage where information needs to be disseminated to either the client, the Employment Tribunal or the Claimant and his / her representative
  • To ensure that all case files are, on an ongoing basis, appropriately organised and that all relevant case deadlines and hearing dates are identified and appropriately managed
  • To answer calls received and take messages in a professional manner in line with departmental protocols or route them through to the appropriate Litigation Executive/Paralegal
  • To provide support with and for bespoke projects as requested by the Team Leader / Department
  • To attend and complete training as specified by the Team Leader(s) in order to maintain and update knowledge of current employment legislation
  • To document and support, with evidence, completed modules from the Apprenticeship Programme
  • To contribute to a knowledge sharing culture supporting development of others, sharing knowledge, valuing and utilising the different skills and expertise of colleagues
  • To develop and acquire skills to meet the CILEx Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeship standard set out:
  • Taking client instructions
  • Managing the inception, progression and completion of client matter
  • Communication (written and oral) with internal and external clients
  • Reviewing documents
  • Drafting and producing legal documents
  • Conducting and applying legal research
  • Handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Managing and applying financial information
  • Negotiating on behalf of clients and representing clients in informal and formal proceeding
  • Making decisions in legal matters based on legal principles or the rule of law and within all legal and regulatory requirements
  • To qualify as a lawyer through Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

The ideal candidate will have the confidence to deal with various individuals and groups. You will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the-job experience. You will need to be a team player, reliable, adaptable, conscientious, and able to work to instructions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work with technology
  • Customer service skills
  • Practical ability
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word Use of Email/Internet
  • A real commitment to helping our clients through a difficult time

Personal qualities

  • A 'can do' attitude with a thirst for knowledge and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A dynamic and flexible approach
  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Analytical thinking
  • Initiative into action
  • Business awareness
  • Tenacity
  • Strategic thinking
  • Positive approach to change

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades *A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically maths and English
  • A levels
  • Qualifying Law Degree

Future prospects

To be discussed upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

If you will have a long commute, then please carefully consider the cost and time involved before applying for the role.

Other Information:
  • This is a monthly paid post and you are required to work a month in leiu. The salary will be up to £18,000 per annum dependent upon age and qualifications
  • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work
  • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures
  • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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