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Receptionist Apprenticeship in Business Administration

  • Grays Inn, Central London / West End (WC1), WC1R 5JD
  • £12,500 per annum
  • Advanced apprenticeships
  • Expired

We are WhiteHat, the tech startup matching young people to the best career-focused apprenticeships on offer. The vacancy you are looking at is a Receptionist Apprentice role at Mercantile Barristers through WhiteHat.

To assist with their increasing caseload and structured expansion they now require a Front of House Administrator to join their team on a permanent basis.

The company

Mercantile Barristers is a modern and dynamic commercial barristers’ chambers based in the traditional heart of legal London at Gray’s Inn. We provide complete and full circle expert legal services to businesses, professionals and high net worth individuals.

Grades required

  • Level 3 qualification (BTEC, A-Level, NVQ or equivalent).
  • Five GCSE grades C – A* (or 4-9), including Maths and English (Literature/Language) or Functional Skills level 2 in both.
  • Ideally, we are looking for recent school leavers (college/sixth form/ secondary school) and non-graduates for the role.

Full description

Location: near Chancery Lane station and Farringdon, London.

Duties will include covering the switchboard

  • Meeting and greeting clients and visitors
  • Basic data input
  • Maintaining the waiting area
  • Assisting with the general administration of chambers
  • Scanning, photocopying, and filing documents
  • Collecting and distributing post and DX.

The role will also involve all aspects of support in litigation case management from pre-action conduct through to trial and appeal where necessary in compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules.

Hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri.


Business Administration Advanced Standard.

As part of your WhiteHat Apprenticeship, you will have access to our Future Leaders Foundation modules to develop 6 key competencies, underpinned by well-being, self-awareness, motivation, conscientiousness, effectiveness, grit.

Future prospects

A full-time opportunity may be available if the candidate excels in the role.

After your Business Administration apprenticeship progress into HR, Recruitment, Sales, Marketing & PR, Real Estate, Personal Assistant, Office Management, Business Management. Most of the above can be completed in a higher-level qualification.


You’re not just applying for a role with this employer, you are applying to be a WhiteHat apprentice, and we will be with you every step of your apprenticeship journey.

WhiteHat specialises in bringing young people age 16+ together with top companies from around the greater London area. Our goal is to help our apprentices on their journey as they begin their career paths within the world of business.

Job Type: Apprenticeship

Salary: £240.00 /week

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