Receptionist/Administration Assistant Apprenticeship

Train Shetland - Vocational Training

Closing DateFriday 19 April 2019

Apprentice Receptionist/Administration Assistant

Employer: Harper Macleod LLP

Location: Lerwick

Modern Apprenticeship funding is available for young people ages 16-19 years of age. Some places may be available for 20+ years of age.

We have a potential opportunity for a trainee receptionist/administration assistant to provide front of house and administrative support in our busy Lerwick office, an exciting opportunity to start your career with one of Scotland’s largest law firms. This position will be offered as an apprenticeship position so you will get the opportunity to work towards your SVQ2 and/or SVQ3 in Business Administration. The qualification will be delivered through Train Shetland and will take 1-2 years to achieve.

Amongst a variety of other tasks the position would involve:

  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Handling incoming calls & enquiries
  • General administration & secretarial duties
  • Assisting with events and hospitality

Particular skills required would include:

  • Confident and professional yet personable manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing
  • Excellent IT & typing skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Attention to detail


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career with one of Scotland’s largest law firms. Harper Macleod LLP is committed to promoting equal opportunities and developing a diverse workforce.

To be considered for the vacancy, please apply directly to Train Shetland. Please do not send CVs. Applicants will need to complete a copy of Train Shetland’s application form in which you will demonstrate how you meet the particular skills. Application forms can be obtained from Train Shetland by the following methods:

Phone: 01595 743743



Address: Train Shetland, Gremista, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0PX.

The deadline for receipt of applications will be Friday 19 April.

We look forward to receiving your application.