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General Office Assistant (Apprenticeship)

Trowers & Hamlins
Exeter, Devon
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 170 partners and 1000 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East.  Our global footprint is further enhanced by our strategic partnership with Interlaw which works to facilitate our management of multi-jurisdictional matters.  We have leading practices in Corporate, Litigation, Tax, Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Private Wealth. 

We've always been proud of our natural commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and value the variety of our partnership.  We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. Our strategic direction is shaped by a desire to grow our business in a way that is responsible and sustainable and has the principles of ESG at its core, guiding the way we operate firmwide.

Where you'll work

We are recruiting for a full time General Office Assistant (Apprenticeship) to support our Operations department in Exeter. The role will be flexible and may include working within Central Registry, Front of house, Print/Post room and also completing Team Assistant duties where necessary.

What you'll be doing

  • Opening and distribution of the post each morning
  • Collecting/sorting and franking post each afternoon
  • Ensuring deadlines are met for sending special delivery mail
  • Organising couriers
  • Responsible for delivering "by hand" packages locally as appropriate
  • Undertaking large volume scanning, photocopying and printing requests in-house
  • Stationery orders
  • Assisting with the administration of file archiving and retrieval service
  • Document printing and finishing
  • Providing back-up for the Reception team as necessary
  • Assisting with replenishing catering stocks in our staff kitchens
  • Other administrative duties as required

What you will need

  • Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • A strong team player
  • Ability to use initiative
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • Flexibility and commitment
  • An ability to operate autonomously and/or with minimum supervision
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • A willingness to learn
  • A self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach
  • Common sense
  • Good humour
  • Polite and professional manner

Experience and qualifications:

  • Committed and hardworking
  • Organised and self-motivated
  • Reliable
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Keen to learn
  • Office experience  (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values equity, diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.

If you require any further information on any of our vacancies or would like to discuss any adjustments or additional support that you might need either during the recruitment process or after the offer stage, please feel free to contact our recruitment team on

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.


Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff located across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

Company info
+44 (0)20 7423 8000
3 Bunhill Row

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