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Apprentice Administrative Assistant – KT&A1521

Location: Folkestone (CT19 4DP)
Closing date: 25/01/2018
Industry: Administration
Vacancy reference: KT&A1521

Employer Description

Centenary Solicitors are a niche law firm working in the areas of Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse, Military Accidents and Commercial Services.

We aim to provide a high standard of advice to all of our clients often in their most vulnerable times. We act for clients on a national basis throughout England and Wales.

Our offices are currently based on Sandgate Road Folkestone although we will be moving to Cheriton Road in the next month or so.

Description of Vacancy

We require an Administrative  Assistant to assist with our growing companies administrative duties such as, Filing, Banking, File Opening, Case Management Monitoring, Data Entry and much more.  Full training provided.  This is a very varied and exciting role.


Successful candidates will assist within our Administrative Duties.  This is a very exciting and varied role where the successful applicant will learn all areas of Admin.

The role will involve, although is not limited to the following:

  • Electronic Book Keeping
  • Business Accounts Management
  • End of Month Accounts Reconciliations
  • Filing
  • Photocopying
  • Marketing assistance (where required)
  • Database Management
  • New Client Files
  • Banking
  • Answering Telephones
  • Incoming and outgoing mail


£136.00 per week plus any paid overtime

Raising to £180.00 per week plus overtime after 3 months and £220 per week after 9 months plus overtime.


Monday to Friday


1 hour paid lunch.

Paid overtime

Qualifications Required

GCSE Grades A-C in Maths

GCSE Grades A-C in English or equivalent.

Skills Required

  • Excellent English communications skills
  • An analytical mindset.
  • Organisational skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Ability to use Word, Excel and Outlook

Personal Qualities

  • Team Worker
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Punctual
  • Willing to learn and become an asset to the firm
  • Confidence

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2018, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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