Legal Admin in Byker, Tyne and Wear
this was work experience for when i left school, • Post team duties, including: Opening incoming post, ensuring it is not mixed up with other post. Checking to see who incoming post is addressed to and noting the reference and file handler initials. Collecting outgoing post from team trays and sealing it in the correct class of envelope, ensuring date protection is not breached. Assisting in ensuring post is taken to reception on time, to be collected. Arranging the boardroom furniture in the right style for different meetings.
Legal Clerk in Byker, Tyne and Wear
Fast paced, lowly paid, high expectations
Cliques exist in every department. If your face doesn’t fit and you don’t ‘get on’ with management you will not progress.
They expect you to work long hours for low pay and a high case load up to 200 files.
Fee Earner in Newcastle upon Tyne
Great team to work with
A great support structure within the team I was in, although I don't think this was necessarily true in other teams. Good work/life balance. Unfortunately little job security.
Admin in Newcastle upon Tyne
Ok place to work
This has a good company culture, management are professional. This is a relaxed work environment, even though work can be repetitive but their are good benefits and good training.
Post Room Assistant in Byker, Tyne and Wear
Poor management and attitudes
The professionalism of my induction day led me to believe that I would be surrounded by professional people, however, being put into the post team was quite the opposite. The post team manager left the other apprentices to train me on everything, which they made no effort to help me and some of them avoided helping at all costs. One particular apprentice had a very poor attitude in general and towards me, being the newcomer therefore ‘invading’ in their ‘friendship’ group of a post team. The day I started, the post team manager left me with this apprentice, knowing that they have a very poor attitude when it comes to training others as they joked about it frequently. After addressing this with the post team manager, they did not improve the situation or offer me any advice.
Furthermore, information about the apprenticeship was given to me once I asked. I had to ask multiple times as each time it was made unclear. I was supposed to wait 6 weeks before my apprenticeship actually started - I was informed about this because I asked.
I quit after 2 weeks due to being made to feel very unwelcome at the post team.