Early Talent Administration Apprentice

Investing in future talent is so important to our business and our fabulous Early Talent team are now on the lookout for an Early Talent Administration Apprentice to work with them across all things Early Careers and Apprenticeships.  

Home-grown talent is at the heart of our recruitment strategy and as part of the Early Talent team there is nothing more rewarding than being able to positively impact someone at the start of their career, whether that is a first step or a career change.  Our Early Talent team are integral to identifying, developing and supporting our future generation of lawyers and business support professionals, working with schools to inspire young people to consider a career in the legal sector, recruiting our future talent and working closely with them to encourage their development and wellbeing through to qualification. We might be a touch biased, but we believe that we deliver some fantastic programmes.

We can’t think of a better way to wave the flag for Early Talent than to recruit an apprentice in to our team and that is where you come in.  You’ll undertake the Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship, gaining a formal qualification and crucial experience along the way.

This exciting opportunity will be based in our Newcastle office where you’ll work closely with myself and Jemma our Senior Early Talent Advisor. You will be supporting our work experience programmes, apprenticeship recruitment and on-boarding, as well as our apprenticeship development programmes to name a few, alongside general administration; who better to undertake an apprenticeship with than two experts in the field?

What are we looking for?

At the heart of all that we do as team, is candidate and employee experience, and it’s important that you share that ethos too. We’re not looking for someone who has experience but someone who can share our goal in continuing to deliver the best Early Talent programmes in the market.  You’ll have a proactive approach, be organised and eager to learn. In return, we promise to be your biggest cheerleader, offer a variety of work, and of course, lots of cups of tea!

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm’s reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We  continually  work hard to create an open culture  that  sets  us  apart from other firms.  Our  culture gives  us  much more of a human  feel emphasising that  we’re more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other  enabling us  to establish  professional relationships that  can often become lasting friendships. 

Through  our  D&I  initiatives  we create an  environment  in which difference is valued.  We have a  Diversity  and  Inclusion  Group, led by  our  Board Sponsor, which works  with our  colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic  diversity , an LGBT+, a family network and we’re in constant  dialogue with our  people about how we expand  our  networks to better  support everybody) .  We  encourage  applicants from all social backgrounds,  ethnicities disabilities , gender  identities , and sexual  orientations .

As  signatories  to the Mindful Business Charter, it’s important  that our  people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and  initiatives  designed to  support  health and wellbeing, including  our  team of  dedicated  mental health first aiders.  We recognise  that  getting the right work life balance is a  priority  for all of  us  and we’re very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that’s not all, alongside a competitive salary you’ll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

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