Five legal apprentices

Experience

An apprenticeship will give you practical insight into a career in the legal sector and help you to develop transferable skills that will be valued in any profession. Work experience is a huge asset to your CV whatever route you decide to take in the future showing curiosity, commitment and initiative and strengthening self-awareness and commercial acumen alongside.

Salary

You will be earning money from day one. At £15,500 pa, our starting salary is very competitive and above the national living wage. In addition to this, you will benefit from our extensive benefits and rewards scheme, including a firm wide bonus, travel season ticket loans and discounted gym membership.

Qualification

The programme is based on the new Trailblazer Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship. In addition, our training provider, BPP, will provide you with further learning and assessment that will enable you to be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education - Legal Services. This additional feature is set at Level 4 which is the equivalent of the first year of a university degree. If you are awarded the Certificate of Higher Education, you will be able to proceed straight into the second year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Benefits

Whether you have always known that you want to work in the legal profession or you simply want to get experience of working in a professional services environment, the completion of an apprenticeship will open many doors.

At the end of the two years you could:

  • Complete a higher level apprenticeship that would enable you to qualify as a solicitor. It will be possible to complete the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship within a shorter period of time having completed our Paralegal Apprenticeship (five years instead of six). This means you could qualify as a solicitor at the same time as someone who decided to go to university, with the added benefit of six years of work experience.
  • Go to university. Completing our apprenticeship doesn't mean closing the door to further study. Starting on a two year apprenticeship means you have the opportunity to find out if learning in the workplace is right for you. If you decide that you want to experience university you can still go at the end of the two years, but with the added benefit of valuable work experience and transferable skills.
  • Continue working within the firm as a paralegal or move into another role.

Apprenticeship v University

Apprenticeship application timeline

  • 20 October 2017
    Applications open
    Applications open for 2018 Paralegal Apprenticeship.
  • 31 December 2017
    Apprenticeship application deadline
    Applications close for 2018 Paralegal Apprenticeship.
  • February 2018
    Selection event
    Successful applicants will be invited to attend our selection event.
  • April 2018
    Offers made
    Final interviews and offers will be made during April (offers are conditional on A level results).
  • August 2018
    A Level results day
    Offers confirmed. Pre-induction day arranged at the firm to meet the other apprentices. 
  • September 2018
    Start apprenticeship
    Successful applicants begin their two year apprenticeship.

What we're looking for

We are looking for people who can demonstrate a can-do attitude, who are willing to learn and are committed to the opportunity.
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