Administration Apprentice

Closing date: 20/10/2017
Experience level: Entry Level
Term: Contract
Department: IP Protection
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Team

We have an exciting opportunity for an Administration Apprentice to join our Intellectual Property Records team, which is part of our IP Protection practice group.

As an Administration Apprentice, you will complete the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, whilst gaining exceptional administrative experience in an international law firm. 

  • Provide efficient admin support to the IP Protection department
  • Process invoices
  • Sorting, scanning and electronic filing away of incoming mail (noting deadlines, new instructions, invoices etc) prior to the Partners daily review
  • Provide a dedicated support service for the records database
  • Create new database records for Fee Earners
  • updating and maintaining the trade mark records and contacts database(Interaction)
  • Inbox monitoring
  • Ad hoc administration tasks as required
Key Skills & Experience

• GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Grade A*-C and 3 A-levels (or equivalent) Grade A* - C
• Committed to developing a long term administrative career in an international law firm
• Experience in an office based environment or professional services environment is desirable
• Ability to work under pressure and handle heavy workload
• Strong communication skills written and oral communication skills
• Excellent proven project and time management skills
• Excellent IT skills and familiarity with Outlook, Excel and Word
• A positive disposition as well as being a strong team player

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.