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Level 3 Business Administration

This apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity to develop your business administration skills whilst building a deep understanding of our legal practice areas. Not only will you gain the knowledge and experience you need to take the next steps in your career, you’ll also benefit from expert mentoring and support from our Co-op legal professionals.

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  • Length 18 months
  • Location Bristol
  • Hours per Week 37.5
  • Salary £18,800
  • What happens on the programme?

    Over 18 months, you’ll work closely with your colleagues to develop your business administration skills and build your understanding of our legal practice areas. You’ll get to work on all kinds of projects, giving you the chance to grow your knowledge and experience, while benefitting from expert mentoring and support.

    During the 18 months, you’ll spend around 20% of your working week studying. We’ll provide you with the flexibility and support you need to learn while you work, but you’ll need to show commitment and dedication to successfully balance your studies with your day-to-day-role.

    Choose your career path

    With many different roles within the legal sector, there are plenty of opportunities to take your career in the direction you want. At Co-op, we can offer you comprehensive training, plus a wealth of advice and support. Our apprenticeships can help you get there either in our in-house team or our customer facing legal services business, giving you an opportunity to access a career in law via an alternative route to university.

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    What’s in it for you?

    By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have earned a level 3 industry standard – equivalent to 2 A-levels. With the added bonus of on-the-job knowledge, and an expert professional network, you’ll be set up perfectly to build your legal career at Co-op.

    Your learning doesn’t stop here though. We have opportunities to further your studies and even progress into a legal assistant or case manager role. Within legal services, your career can go in more than one direction.

    How to apply

    We'd love to hear from you as long as you:

    Are committed to your learning and developing a career in law

    Have a good understanding of Maths and English

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