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Business Administration Apprentice (RKS) -2023


Business Administration Apprentice

Location: Manchester & Leeds

Great rewards + benefits + early careers pathways

There are many alternative career pathways within a major international law firm like Addleshaw Goddard. You don't need to be a lawyer to be a leader in this supportive and inclusive professional environment. Just be yourself. And start by being a totally unique Research & Knowledge Co-ordinator (Apprentice).


As a premium law firm working for many thousands of leading organisations in over 100 countries, we don't deal in typical problems, typical solutions or typical careers. Our business is about finding the smartest route to the biggest impact, for our clients, our colleagues and the communities we serve. That means bringing great minds together and helping individuals to be the best they can be.

The many awards, nominations and top rankings we are proud to have received in recent years include accolades for training, peer support, innovation, gender equality, culture and diversity.


Our award-winning Research & Knowledge Services team includes experts in legal research, business research and analysis, as well as the strategic management of know-how. It is a cornerstone of our collective ability to deliver trusted insight for our clients.

In the entry-level role of Research & Knowledge Co-ordinator (Apprentice), you will be providing support for colleagues in the team and the wider firm. You will also be developing your own knowledge, skills and experience, whilst completing the Business Administration apprenticeship, with a view to progressing to a more senior or specialised role within the team. In the longer term, it could prove a stepping stone to a variety of other roles across the firm.


There is no such thing as a ‘typical' Addleshaw Goddard candidate. As a firm, we have always been shaped by different ways of looking at the world. We know our success depends on giving opportunities to people from the widest range of backgrounds, locations and perspectives.

Of course, there are some attributes we would like you to bring to this role (listed below). However, your personality and individuality matter just as much – we want you to be yourself and we will do our best to build your skillset.

  • IT literate (Microsoft Office packages).
  • Committed to professional development of self and team.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Team player with good organisational skills.
  • Analytical and methodical with attention to detail.
  • Able to work on own initiative to tight deadlines and co-ordinate competing activities whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner at all times.
  • Dynamic, and possessing a positive attitude to change.
  • Minimum 5 GCSEs, including English and Maths at Grade 4 or above.
  • 3 A-levels or equivalent at grades C or above (Accounting or Maths desirable).


With Addleshaw Goddard, you can expect a supportive team culture, a flexible, friendly and state-of-the-art working environment, and an attractive salary and benefits package.

For the role of Research & Knowledge Co-ordinator Apprentice, we will reward you with a starting salary of £18,500 a year, with the potential for salary increments in your second year.

Core benefits include Life Assurance, Income Protection, Pension and Bonus schemes, with additional Health & Wellbeing benefits and services, plus many voluntary Lifestyle benefits, ranging from a cycle to work scheme, gym allowance and Give As You Earn scheme to season ticket travel loans and railcards.

Our early careers pathways are based on delivering the right training and development opportunities for you as an individual. Our dedicated early careers team is on hand with advice and assistance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of a person's sex, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, background or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to having a diverse team and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities.

To do this effectively, we'd like to hear from you as soon as possible if there are things we can do to support you through the application or interview process – for example, providing you with additional time, organising appointments on particular days, or providing any accessibility support you may require to access our resources or buildings.  If you would like to discuss ways in which we can support you, please email


The recruitment process is as follows:

  • CV and Application Form
  • Audio Interview
  • In-person Assessment Centre w/c 19th June or w/c 26th June 2023

Closing date: 1st June 2023 (please note, due to a high volume of applications received, we may close the deadline earlier. To avoid disappointment, complete your application as soon as possible).

Start date: September 2023

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One St Peter's Square, Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 3DE

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  • Location:
    Leeds, Manchester
  • Vacancy Type:
    Early Careers Opportunities
  • Full time/Part time:
    Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    1 June 2023
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