Job Code: AppHR/KH

Practice Area: HR Shared Services

Office: Manchester

We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times.

We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction.

With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success.

We are looking for a Business Administration Apprentice to provide admin support for the HR team within the People Investment Group (HR). The apprentice will support on a wide range of routine admin tasks and duties and will be supervised by the HR Shared services team leader.

We will provide the successful applicant with a structured programme of training, leading to a valuable NVQ level 3 qualification in business administration and excellent on the job experience.

Main duties

The role of a Business Administration Apprentice is varied and may include:

  • Handling and updating data spreadsheets
  • Setting up new files
  • Generation of and printing of a high volume of standard letters
  • Photocopying and scanning documents
  • Handling and distribution of all incoming and outgoing mail
  • Maintaining records and filing systems
  • Using excel and powerpoint to produce reports and stats
  • Handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Understanding and utilising basic financial information
  • Any other administrative tasks, as required

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your team and the overall business objectives of the firm.


  • Responsible to: HR Shared Services Team Leader
  • Liaison with: A wide range of employees from around the firm.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, we hope that the majority of apprentices will apply for a permanent position in the firm (subject to business need).

Business & Administration

As a Business Administration Apprentice with BPP, you will undertake the new apprenticeship standard – Business Administrator Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses.

Duration: 24 Months

The ideal candidate will have completed their A Levels and be interested in working in a HR role. They will also have previous practical experience of working in an office environment. We are looking for individuals with a strong work ethic, who take pride in their work and who are comfortable working at a fast pace. Candidates must have the capability to communicate effectively and develop strong working relationships.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft products including Excel
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal skills and the ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels
  • A positive, enthusiastic and proactive approach to their work
  • Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands and prioritise workloads
  • Common sense and general knowledge of the business
  • Ability to exercise judgment and use initiative
  • Ensures all work produced is correct and meets our standards of service.
  • Provides customers with a positive experience reflected through feedback and service impact 
  • Excellent communication skills – particularly active listening and questioning
  • A willingness to offer suggestions on how we can improve our service to customers
  • A familiarity of Microsoft packages and knowledge of workplace behaviours.
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade C or above including Maths and English. Obtained a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent at grade C or above.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at  to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.

To apply, please click 'apply now' and provide the job reference number AppHR/KH.

Join the team, apply now

To apply for this position click the link below and provide the Job Code of the role you are interested in

Apply Now