Legal apprenticeships

On this page you will find details of legal apprenticeship positions available at various law firms and organisations. The page is updated as and when we are made aware of new positions. Please keep checking back to find out about new opportunities.

For more on what it's all about, see our "What is a legal apprenticeship?" page.

Current apprenticeships available at:


Hogan Lovells - Paralegal apprentice (real estate)

  • Salary: £14,000 pa
  • LocationBirmingham
  • Duration24 months
  • Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm, 35 working hours with one hour for lunch
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*-C. Two or more good A level grades ideally.
  • Closing date: Tuesday 17 January 2017

The trainee paralegal apprentice will work within the specialist real estate department. Dealing with the administration and support of the legal team, you will learn on the job as well as study for the national legal qualification. This is a rare and valuable opportunity to join a top flight law firm and begin a career in the legal sector.

Main responsibilities:

  • To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch by email or post with accuracy and an eye for detail
  • To administer electronic and paper filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures required by the firm
  • General office duties as instructed
  • To make client appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain an up-to-date diary for the real estate fee earners
  • Processing documents and maintaining IT files and records
  • Input and accessing of time recording information; accessing accounts information.   
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information
  • To undertake keyboard data entry as required
  • To undertake specific training associated in progressing the apprenticeship, and such other training as required by the firm to fulfil the role
  • To provide support to other departments / support staff as required

Requirements:

  • Provide high quality support service to the department legal team, providing appropriate and timely services to allow fee earners to maximise income
  • Maintain good relationships, gaining confidence and that of other professionals.
  • Be able to provide first point of contact for support services to the team
  • Be aware of and follow Hogan Lovells’ policies and procedures with particular attention to the standards of service, health and safety and equality and diversity.

Desired skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to listen to and follow instructions from clients and supervisors
  • Meticulous- good attention to detail
  • Strong reading/ comprehension skills
  • Happy to pursue continuing education
  • Interest in a legal career
  • Initial research skills – (further skills to be trained)
  • Able to work unsupervised when task fully understood
  • Able to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Happy to ask when don’t understand task/ request
  • Willing to go the extra mile - just not satisfied with the basic job

Personal qualities:

  • Perseverance - able to complete delegated tasks in full to the finish
  • Willing to put in time to get the job done
  • Take responsibility for tasks
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Proactive and happy to take initiative if appropriate
  • Team player
  • Willing to help others in the office if the need arises
  • Good telephone manner
  • Calm persona with mature attitude able to deal with older and distressed clients
  • Ability to stay calm even if difficult circumstances/situations
  • Well-presented [dresses appropriately] for a legal office
  • Hardworking - not a clock watcher
  • Positive attitude
  • Confident in themselves in the workplace
  • Responds to enquiries and circumstances as appropriate and necessary

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TLT Legal Ltd - Office legal assistant apprentice, mortgage enforcements

  • Salary: £198.00 a week
  • LocationBristol
  • Hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm, 37.5 hours per week
  • Duration13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent
  • Closing date: Wednesday 18 January 2017

A legal administration support role as office assistant apprentice, for the mortgage enforcements team. The office assistant apprentice will support the mortgage enforcements team.

Key tasks and duties:

  • Process inbound post
  • Filing at regular intervals
  • To distribute post and action workflow requirements
  • To support the case handler with administrative tasks and action work as delegated by the team supervisor
  • Provide telephone support and deal with client enquiries in the case handlers absence
  • Opening new instructions accurately and within service standards, input data and prepare initial letters and documents
  • Telephoning courts, solicitors and clients making accurate and detailed attendance notes.
  • General Photocopying
  • Collection of cheques from cashiers at regular interviews
  • Prepare outgoing post and DX for collection
  • File closing
  • Ensure work issues or problems are reported immediately to team supervisors
  • Liaising with colleagues and clients and ensure they are kept fully up-to-date
  • Escalating issues outside of authority or competence to appropriate person
  • Ensure that accurate details of all relevant information is maintained on the paper file or SOLCASE as appropriate
  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management
  • To carry out work delegated by the team supervisor efficiently and within relevant service standards

Additional tasks and duties:

  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management
  • To carry out work delegated by the team supervisor efficiently and within relevant service standards

Desired skills:

  • To complete all allocated tasks within the required timeframe and to the required level of accuracy
  • To demonstrate satisfactory levels of literacy and numeracy
  • To write simple business letters
  • Effective record keeping
  • To have basic knowledge of and be able to use common functions of relevant computer applications with appropriate training
  • Demonstrate high levels of data accuracy
  • Demonstrate a conscientious, 'can-do' attitude
  • Be client focussed
  • Our research shows that our clients and our employees would describe us as energetic, entrepreneurial and driven
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Previous work experience involving dealing with people is useful but not essential

Personal qualities:

  • Attention to detail
  • A professional and friendly manner
  • Willingness and ability to learn on the job
  • Friendly, confident and reliable
  • Hardworking, eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Team worker with a flexible, professional attitude
  • Motivated
  • Proactive and can take initiative if appropriate
  • Confident while understanding own limitations of knowledge and experience
  • Able to recognize importance and urgency
  • Happy to pursue continuing learning while working
  • Happy to ask for clarification if don’t understand task being requested

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SD Wills and Probate Limited - Legal administration apprentice

There are two legal administration apprenticeship opportunities at SD Wills and Probate Limited:

  • Salary: £165.00 a week
  • LocationBristol
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C including Maths and English. One or more A levels would be an advantage.
  • Closing date: Friday 20 January 2017

Simpson Solicitors is a trading name of SD Wills and Probate. The successful apprentice will assist with legal work, welcome clients, and help with reception/telephone and initial enquiries. This is a real step towards a legal career in a niche practice.

  • To prepare mail and enclosures for dispatch by e-mail or post
  • To administer electronic and paper filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with firm's procedures
  • Sharing in general office duties; post opening; dealing with clients and others on the telephone both in taking detailed messages and in progressing the case wherever possible
  • Reception duties including taking of external telephone calls to be recorded in writing as typed attendance note showing start and end times of all calls
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain any diary entries as required
  • To provide support to other staff as required
  • To assist and shadow lawyers attending clients and potential clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm's standards for client care
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm's and clients' documentation and information
  • To create typed documents as required
  • To undertake specific training associated in progressing the apprenticeship, and such other training as required by the firm to fulfil the role
  • To have a responsibility towards self-development
  • General administration of files
  • Document and file management
  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management

Desired skills:

  • Must have good organisational skills
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Previous work experience involving dealing with people is useful but not essential

Personal qualities:

  • Calm under pressure
  • A professional and friendly manner
  • Willingness and ability to learn on the job
  • Friendly, confident and reliable
  • Hardworking, eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Team worker with a flexible, professional attitude
  • Dresses appropriately for a legal office

To find out more about this apprenticeship, please visit the government apprenticeship website.


  • Salary: £128.00 a week
  • LocationDerby
  • Duration13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C including Maths and English. One or more A levels would be helpful but not essential.
  • Closing date: Friday 20 January 2017

The legal administration apprentice will work with the specialist wills team at the Derby office of Simpson Solicitors. Assisting with the administration of the legal work for the team including dealing with client appointments, assisting the legal team with admin duties and in time, producing draft wills.

Key tasks and duties:

  • To prepare mail and enclosures for dispatch by email or post.
  • To administer electronic and paper filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the firms procedures.
  • Sharing in general office duties; post opening; dealing with clients and others on the telephone both in taking detailed messages and in progressing the case wherever possible
  • Taking of external telephone calls to be recorded in writing as typed attendance note showing start and end times of all calls
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain any diary entries as required
  • To provide support to other staff as required
  • To assist potential clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firms standards for client care
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firms and clients’ documentation and information
  • To create typed documents as required
  • To undertake specific training associated in progressing the apprenticeship, and such other training as required by the firm to fulfil the role
  • To have a responsibility towards self-development
  • General administration of files
  • Document and file management
  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management

Additional tasks and duties:

  • Opening and Closing matter files
  • Collating information as requested
  • Archiving and retrieval of files

Specific requirements:

To work with the team to create and maintain a happy working environment, from which a friendly yet professional service is offered to all clients.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be very well organised with a careful and accurate approach.
  • Have good organisational skills but be confident enough to ask when unsure
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • Should be comfortable with older people and have a caring and empathetic nature understanding that every case has potential to become contentious or difficult
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Have a mature perspective
  • Have a confident and friendly manner on the telephone.
  • Be friendly, warm and welcoming to clients and colleagues in line with our values.

To find out more about this apprenticeship, please visit the government apprenticeship website.

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Shoosmiths - Advanced apprenticeship in legal services

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Northampton
  • Duration: 24
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C including Maths and English. 3 A levels grade C or above.
  • Closing date: Friday 20 January 2017

We have a fantastic opportunity for a legal apprentice to join our busy residential conveyancing team. As a legal apprentice, you will receive full internal training from the firm alongside completion of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 3 qualification. 

You will play an integral role in supporting the case teams throughout the full conveyancing process (from inception through to post-completion) and will be given training to develop your knowledge of the different types of transactions (freehold, leasehold, shared ownership, new build, etc.).

Main responsibilities:

Full internal training will be provided to develop the successful candidate, alongside completion of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) Level 3 qualification.

The apprenticeship programme runs for a two year period, and provides the perfect foundation for a candidate to further progress their education to achieve full fellowship status with CILEX in the future, should the candidate make the decision to do so.

As part of the apprenticeship programme, your responsibilities will include:

  • Work within a team to assist with the full conveyancing process - this will be from opening and incepting files, carrying out local searches, liaising with customers as well as other third parties and post-completion tasks.
  • Use a case management system to produce, store and diarise activity on each case
  • Progress the administration of transactions proactively and keep customers updated.
  • Work within a strictly regulated, compliance driven environment
  • Take client instructions, and ensure that information is clearly communicated between the parties as required
  • Various administrative duties such as dealing with post, filing, file closures and distributing faxes 

Career progression:

There are fantastic opportunities for progression within the Conveyancing department following the successful completion of your 24 month apprenticeship, which would see you develop into a fully-fledged case handler responsible for your own residential conveyancing case load. There are further opportunities to progress beyond this to senior case handler and assistant conveyancer in the long-term.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Ability to work within a business environment
  • Ability to work with technology
  • Customer service skills
  • Excellent telephone manner.

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent team player
  • Treat colleague’s clients and suppliers with equal respect.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
  • Dress appropriately and deal with all contacts in a professional manner.
  • Act at all times in accordance with the firm’s valued legal services agreed behaviours.
  • A commitment to on-going development and education.
  • Strong attention to detail

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Clarion Law LLP - Apprentice legal assistant

  • Salary: £192.30 a week
  • LocationLeeds
  • DurationTwo years
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5+ GCSEs grades A to C including Maths and English. 3 A levels.
  • Closing date: Friday 20 January 2017

Launch your legal career with this exciting opportunity at modern law firm, Clarion Solicitors. As an apprentice legal assistant you will support their costs team and develop a range of legal skills and experience.

Duties will include:

  • Complete ‘file opening’ procedures so new client details are on the system
  • Generate detailed bills of costs
  • Assisting with administration of client debts
  • Planning and production of verbal and written communication
  • Production of spreadsheets to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Undertake legal research
  • Preparation of legal documents (copying/putting into files)
  • Use of word processing, Excel and Powerpoint software to format and present high quality documents and presentations
  • Management of an online diary system
  • Support in the coordination of the planning and organisation of events and team marketing activities
  • Coordination of the planning and organisation of meetings
  • Attendance at meetings and writing up subsequent file notes
  • Management of online and paper filing systems
  • Researching and collating of information
  • Any other administrative tasks as requested e.g. photocopying, filing etc.

Desired skills:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills - clear spoken and written English
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Adherence with all company processes and procedures including health and safety, data protection and equality and diversity
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Client focused at all times
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and be accountable for own work
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Personal qualities:

  • Respect for confidentiality
  • Willingness to get involved in the wider business through charitable and social activities
  • Respectful of others
  • Excellent time-keeping
  • Good working attendance
  • Professional
  • Enthusiasm

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Gladstones Solicitors Limited - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £175.00 a week
  • Location: Knutsford
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.15pm, 37 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: A general standard of education is essential for this role. 5 GCSEs grade A - C including Maths and English.
  • Closing date: Saturday 21 January 2017

This is a great legal apprenticeship opportunity to work within a growing, friendly law firm, supporting the legal team with administrative duties.

This role will involve various administrative support to the legal team.

The duties will include:

  • Opening and closing files
  • Answering calls
  • Filing and serving documents
  • Scanning / faxing / photocopying / emailing
  • Inputting information on the system
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Checking documents
  • Taking payments over the telephone
  • Creating bespoke reports for clients
  • Liaison with clients and accounting

Desired skills:

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Organised and logical approach
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Interpersonal skills with customer service orientation
  • Team player
  • Good IT skills, MS

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Desire to learn
  • Smart presentation
  • Initiative and common sense
  • Reliable
  • Polite helpful manner
  • Excellent time management
  • Keen interest in law

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LCF Law Ltd - Apprentice legal administrator

  • Salary: £192.30 a week
  • Location: Bradford
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Educated to A level standard. 5 GCSEs at grades B and above to include Maths and English.
  • Closing date: Wednesday 25 January 2017

Do you have the desire to work within the legal sector? Are you looking for a route in to the Legal Sector that does not involve university? LCF Law are currently recruiting for apprentices. These are administrative roles with the opportunity to develop within the firm for the right person.

Key accountabilities:

  • Filing
  • Scanning
  • Dealing with post
  • Photocopying
  • Some manual handling in terms of carrying boxes
  • Answering calls and liaising with departments
  • Other general administration support as required by the team

Desired skills:

  • Excellent keyboard skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent spelling and grammar
  • Confident telephone manner

Personal qualities:

  • Common sense
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Organisational skills
  • Can show initiative when required
  • Flexible and professional approach
  • Ability to work independently and in a team effectively 
  • Commitment to work outside hours
  • Keen desire to work in law

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Withers LLP - Administration apprenticeship (legal)

  • Salary: £341.34 a week
  • Location: London
  • Duration52 weeks
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent to include both Maths and English. One or more AS and/or A levels could be an advantage.
  • Closing date: Friday 27 January 2017

As the legal administration apprentice you will be directly supporting the real estate team at the central London office. You will be dealing with many aspects of legal administration and working as part of the professional team.

Key tasks and duties:

  • General administration support to relevant practice group and departments
  • Photocopy, scan and print documents using the photocopiers/multi-functional devices (MFDs)
  • Scan/e-file post and/or documents where required
  • Assist with keeping e-files are up-to-date (in date and time order)
  • Assist with keeping hard copy filing up to date (in date and time order)
  • Prepare, schedule and archive files using Elite Enterprise system
  • Retrieve boxes from central records and deliver to relevant fee earner/secretary
  • Manage the process for files to be returned to store
  • Assist with client file opening and related processes
  • Data entry using InterAction (ie entering details from business cards)
  • Assist with the monthly billing process
  • Input information into Excel spreadsheets
  • Assist other practice groups or support departments
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Additional tasks and duties:

  • Deal with incoming and outgoing mail
  • Photocopying and collating bundles
  • Archiving and retrieval of files and client documents
  • Researching client or practice area information

Desired skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to manage self and prioritise workload effectively, with the ability to multi-task
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Previous work experience involving dealing with people is useful but not essential
  • Methodical approach with excellent attention to detail.
  • Effective record keeping
  • To have basic knowledge of and be able to use common functions of relevant computer applications with appropriate training
  • Demonstrate high levels of data accuracy

Personal qualities:

  • Organised and accurate with a high level of attention to detail
  • Flexible attitude, enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Commitment to support others
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Good work ethic
  • Willingness and ability to learn on the job
  • Friendly, confident and reliable
  • Team worker with a flexible, professional attitude
  • Motivated
  • Confident while understanding own limitations of knowledge and experience
  • Able to recognise importance and urgency
  • Demonstrate a conscientious, 'can-do' attitude

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Lyons Bowe - Legal administration apprentice

  • Salary: £200.00 a week
  • Location: Shepton Mallet
  • Duration: 13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent to include both Maths and English. One or more A levels could be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Closing date: Friday 27 January 2017

As the legal administration apprentice you will be directly supporting the solicitors and staff of Lyons Bowe a young and growing firm. Dealing with many aspects legal administration and working as part of a professional team.

Key tasks and duties:

  • Administration of files
  • To support the team with administrative tasks and action work as delegated by supervisor
  • Provide telephone support and deal with client queries.
  • Telephone/Reception duties when required
  • Opening files
  • Ensure work issues or problems are reported immediately
  • File closing
  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management

Additional tasks and duties:

  • Deal with all incoming and outgoing mail
  • Photocopying and copying bundles
  • Archiving and retrieval of files

Desired skills:

  • Must have good organisational skills
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Previous work experience involving dealing with people is useful but not essential
  • Any audio typing experience welcome

Personal qualities:

  • Calm under pressure
  • A professional and friendly manner
  • Willingness and ability to learn on the job
  • Friendly, confident and reliable
  • Hardworking, eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Team worker with a flexible, professional attitude
  • Interested in a long term legal career
  • Dresses appropriately for a legal office

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Keoghs LLP - Paralegal apprentice

  • Salary: £141.00 a week
  • Location: Bolton
  • Duration13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent to include both Maths and English. A levels or equivalent. Proficient in use of IT systems. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Closing date: Friday 27 January 2017

We are looking for highly motivated people who have real interest in pursuing a career in law as a paralegal. You will undertake a variety of tasks to support the litigation teams to facilitate the rapid settlement of cases and closure of files.

The role of the paralegal apprentice is new to the legal team.

You will learn the law in practise and provide support to colleagues in the legal team.

The aim of the role is to develop legal skills so as to provide opportunities to build a legal career and realise your full potential.

You will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the-job experience.

  • Updating systems with file allocations, diary records, court dates, directions, applications and orders as well as general activity, ensuring accurate recording of activity to allow progress tracking.
  • Drafting of routine court documents.
  • Liaising with courts, counsel, opponents, experts, witnesses, insureds and brokers to progress the case.
  • Examples of tasks include requesting and providing updates; requests for extensions to comply with directions; dealing with GPs, hospitals, booking counsel for hearings and conferences; and appointments with experts.
  • Following up on outstanding instructions, documents and other actions to ensure that responses are received within required timescales.
  • Making payment requests using the appropriate payment request process for the client and chase to ensure payments are received and dispatched within required deadlines
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Undertaking minor investigations on liability so as to provide fee earners with basic information to be able to progress the claims.
  • Undertaking administration duties on files.
  • Undertaking additional ad hoc duties to support the fee earners and the team, as required.

Term; permanent (with a 6 month probation period). We fully expect successful apprentices to remain with us moving into a competent paralegal role and through our career pathways.

Desired skills:

  • Numerate with an interest in technology and systems
  • Good communication skills and enjoys working as part of a team
  • Proficient in use of IT systems and good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical thinking
  • Prioritisation

Personal qualities:

  • Highly motivated, able to fit into the business culture
  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Team player
  • Keen interest to work within a legal environment
  • Flexible approach
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Friendly with a willingness to help others

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Shanklys Solicitors - Apprentice legal secretary

  • Salary: £140.00 - £243.25 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • Duration12 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5+ GCSEs grades A to C or equivalent including Maths and English
  • Closing date: Saturday 28 January 2017

Great opportunity to start your career in the legal sector at personal injury specialist law firm. You will be providing full secretarial support to a small fee earning team.

  • Working in a personal injury department you will be providing full secretarial support to the fee earners
  • Audio typing
  • Answering the telephone and taking accurate messages and forwarding to fee earners
  • Printing letters, enveloping and franking
  • Photocopying and faxing
  • Other duties as may be required by the role.

Desired skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Methodical
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong IT and typing skills
  • Experience of case management, digital dictation & Excel an advantage

Personal qualities:

  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Co-operative
  • Punctual
  • Conscientious
  • Enthusiastic
  • Quick learner
  • Well presented

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Bevan Brittan - Legal apprenticeship

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Bristol, Birmingham, London and Leeds TBC
  • Duration13 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English
  • Closing date: Tuesday 31 January 2017

If you are interested in these apprenticeship opportunities, Bevan Brittan recommends that you consider applying for their Legal apprenticeship Easter vacation scheme - this one week of work experience with the firm will give you a great foundation for your apprenticeship application. 

For more information and to apply please check the CILEx Law School website.

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Aequitas Legal Solicitors Limited - Legal adminstration apprentice

  • Salary: £8,000
  • Location: Manchester
  • Duration14 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C or equivalent including Maths and English
  • Closing date: Saturday 4 February 2017

Are you looking for a position working in a growing, dynamic and award winning personal injury practice based in Manchester? Are you confident, enthusiastic and possessing a positive outlook?

Multi award winning personal injury law firm is seeking to recruit an apprentice legal office assistant who has the drive and ambition to work their way up.

Genuine career pathway for the right candidate to progress towards a legal fee earning role.

The successful candidate will be wanting to progress their career in the legal sector.

Key tasks:

  • Deliver messages to the courts
  • Undertake photocopying tasks
  • Collect and distribute mail
  • Prepare post for dispatch
  • Take banking to the bank
  • Act as relief telephonist/receptionist
  • Log and scan post onto computer system
  • Use of proclaim
  • Provide refreshments when asked to do so

Desired skills:

  • Basic IT skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good time management

Personal qualities:

  • A passion to help, be supportive and learn
  • The right attitude and aptitude to develop and grow themselves
  • The characteristics of a team player
  • Genuine interest in law

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Kennedys Law LLP - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £15,750 (regional), £18,500 (London)
  • Location: Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Manchester, Sheffield, Taunton and London
  • Duration: Two years
  • Closing date: Tuesday 28 February 2017

The firm

Kennedy’s is a growing international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. We have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields. Our team handles both contentious and non-contentious legal services for many industries including: insurance and reinsurance; healthcare; construction; transport; maritime and international trade; rail and aviation. In addition we have an active company and commercial practice specialising in commercial disputes, banking and finance, contracts, corporate recovery, procurement, property and regulation. We have a strong workplace team who specialise in employment, health and safety and environment matters. Our global network enables us to meet the current and future needs of our clients, the insurance market and the aspirations of our people.

The role

The paralegal apprenticeship scheme at Kennedys will give you an introduction to law.

The scheme will combine learning with working in one of our legal teams helping to build legal knowledge and the skills required to work in a legal environment.

You can expect to be helping lawyers with their caseload.

Typical tasks include: liaising with experts; proposing instructions; chasing for reports and comments; researching case law; opening new matters and taking witness statements.

Kennedys recognises and rewards hard work and therefore apprentices can expect to start on a competitive salary of £15,750 - £18,500 per annum depending on location.

Additionally, you will have one day per week to use as study leave, in order to focus on the learning side of your apprenticeship. This will include a mixture of interactive webinars, and face-to-face study sessions.

This apprenticeship will give you an excellent start to your career in law, with plenty of opportunities available upon completion.

Future prospects

Once the two-year apprenticeship has finished, there may be an opportunity to join the solicitor apprenticeship scheme to continue your professional development and training. This could ultimately lead to you qualifying as a solicitor.

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Charles Russell Speechlys - Solicitor apprenticeship

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: London
  • DurationSix years
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A levels grade C or above. Or relevant work experience
  • Qualification: LLB in Legal Practice (accredited by City Law School) and qualification as a solicitor.
  • Closing date: Friday 10 March 2017

To apply for the Solicitor apprenticeship programme please email your CV and cover letter to apprenticeships@crsblaw.com.
The subject title of your email should include your name and ‘Apprenticeship application’, e.g. Joe Bloggs – Apprenticeship application.

Please include the following in your cover letter:
• Why you would like to become a solicitor
• Why you would like to undertake an apprenticeship programme
• Why you would like to work at Charles Russell Speechlys 

For more information please check the CILEx Law School website.

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Bond Dickinson - Legal services apprenticeship

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Duration24-30 months
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A levels grade C or above.
  • Closing date: Wednesday 31 May 2017

Bond Dickinson LLP are an award winning legal firm with seven city locations across the UK. They’ve recently received recognition for their apprenticeship programme in the form of two awards reassuring you that the quality of support you'll receive there is second to none.

For more information and to apply please check the CILEx Law School website.

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BPP Professional Education - Paralegal apprentice

  • Salary: £326.63 a week
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 37.5 a week
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, including Maths and English. 3 A levels grade C or above.

BPP’s legal team is based in London and we advise BPP on all legal issues relating to its business (both in the UK and overseas) including: commercial contracts, data protection, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, employment law, intellectual property law and beyond.

We also draw on the expertise of external law firms as and when required and have connections with some of the top law firms in the UK and around the world. We are searching for an enthusiastic person to join our team as a paralegal apprentice with a view that they will join the BPP Paralegal Apprenticeship programme in September 2017.

As a paralegal in BPP’s Legal Team, you will have exposure and support the team in all of the areas of work set out above. You will be expected to be a fully-operational member of BPP’s Legal Team and must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be confident in yourself and your ability. You would be part of a highly supportive and collaborative team and receive an immensely varied and interesting experience.

Your role will include managing data, reviewing documents, drafting and producing legal documents, carrying out legal research, handing confidential and sensitive information, understanding and utilising financial information and communicating (written and oral) with internal clients. If you are interested in BPP as a business, meet the job specification and feel that you would fit into BPP’s Legal Team, then please complete the online application form.

Skills required:

  • A genuine interest in legal practice and the law
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Confidence
  • A positive attitude with enthusiasm to learn
  • Motivation and problem-solving skills.

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Professional attitude and appearance

Future prospects:

Possibility to continue working as a paralegal within BPP’s legal team.

7 month fixed term contract, full time with a view that if the with a view that if the paralegal is successful during their 7 month role that they will join the BPP Paralegal Apprenticeship program in September 2017.

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Bott & Co - Legal apprentice

  • Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

This is a rare opportunity to join an award-winning law firm as a legal apprentice, with full internal skills training and education provided through CILEx Law School. There is the possibility to continue with sponsored education, progressing on to legal secretary, legal executive, or solicitor, dependant on your own personal drive and ambition.

Applicants should be self-motivated, smart in appearance, with an eagerness to learn and progress. A good standard of education is required with high levels of numeracy and literacy. This would be a demanding yet rewarding role for the successful applicant who has the full commitment required to the role and all of its duties.

A good understanding of IT knowledge would be advantageous but not essential.

Primary responsibilities:

  • To effectively develop legal apprentice/manager relationship
  • To provide general office admin support to fee earner/PA teams
  • To maintain accurate company filing systems
  • To assist in the post room
  • To maintain an open mind and flexible attitude towards the on-going development of the business needs

This position includes annual holiday entitlement of 20 days per annum rising to 25.

Working hours are 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Applicants should forward a full CV with covering letter to:

Claire Walsh, Bott & Co Solicitors, St Ann’s House, Parsonage Green, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1HG or by email: c.walsh@bottonline.co.uk

Due to these apprenticeships being highly sought after, we unfortunately cannot respond to each individual applicant, but only to those who have been shortlisted.

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LEXLAW - CILEx legal apprentice scheme

  • Location: London

If you are a young person with good GCSEs or A-levels, our new legal apprenticeship scheme offers a great alternative to studying law at university. These rare apprenticeships suit hard-working young people with a strong academic background; those committed to learning new skills and gaining legal knowledge and those holding a genuine desire to become a qualified lawyer. As a legal apprentice, you support the firm’s solicitors and barristers and follow their guidance whilst yourself training to qualify as a lawyer.

Legal apprentices need to have the confidence to deal with both individual lawyers and legal teams.  You work in our legal support team and need to be reliable, adaptable, conscientious, and able to work to instructions. The day to day duties and responsibilities of legal apprentices could be:

  • Administrative support to lawyers
  • Reception cover which can involve answering client calls and greeting clients
  • Liaising with clients including facilitating the receipt of key documents
  • Conducting legal research
  • Drafting legal documents and letters

We are now seeking bright, enthusiastic and committed legal apprentices who would like to become qualified lawyers, firstly via the CILEx legal executive qualification.  The successful candidates will work within an existing legal apprentice team and be registered with CILEx as an apprentice and will provide assistance to our lawyers which will include a range of administration and office duties.  The firm will pay you a salary (in excess of national apprenticeship rates) and pay for all your education and training costs while offering you long term employment in return for your commitment to our clients and our team.

LEXLAW work closely with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), Vision Apprentices and Damar Training to offer the ‘Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration’ and the ‘Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services’, with the opportunity to progress onto the ‘Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services’.

Learning takes place mainly during employment through the development of ‘on the job’ skills. However there is an ‘off the job’ training element which will take place through a distance learning provider and a monthly visit from your tutor. Both the on and off the job elements of the legal apprenticeship lead to nationally-recognised legal executive qualifications which are awarded by CILEx.

We’re based in Middle Temple in the City of London, so if you live in Greater London and have a passion for the law and have the the drive and determination to succeed in what can be a demanding and fast paced sector then we would love to hear from you. We want to see how well you can put together a covering email and CV, so once you’re ready email us at legal.apprentice@lexlaw.co.uk and we will be in touch.

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Harrison Clark Rickerbys LLPParalegal apprentice scheme

  • Salary: National minimum wage during training/market rate once ILEX course completed
  • Location: All offices - state which office(s) you are interested in working in
  • Entry requirements: 4 GCSEs, which must include English, plus at least two other academic subjects. All GCSEs must be at grade C or above. 
We are proud to introduce our new ‘Paralegal Apprentice Scheme’. This is an entry-level scheme aimed at those who have a keen interest in developing a real and fulfilling career in a legal environment.
 
You can join our successful professional team and have the opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ – working as a paralegal apprentice alongside our experienced fee earners, resulting in a fulfilling long-term career and the benefit of a first-rate qualification under your belt.
 
We accept applications year-round. Your application will be held on file until we need an apprentice, when all applications will be reviewed and successful candidates will be invited in for interview. We will also advertise specific paralegal apprentice vacancies as they occur on our website (if you have already applied for the scheme you do not need to re-apply). We may recruit apprentices for any of our offices, so if you are applying speculatively rather than in response to a specific vacancy on our website, your covering letter must state which office(s) you are interested in working in.
 
Interested? Please send a copy of your CV together with a brief letter explaining the reasons why you want to start a career in law and why you are the right person for us to Mrs Nikki Powell, Head of HR, either via email: npowell@hcrlaw.comor in writing to Harrison Clark Rickerbys, 5 Deansway, Worcester WR1 2JG.
 

bpl solicitors – Legal administration pathway apprenticeships

  • Salary: Will be based on statutory apprenticeship rate, with phased incremental increases as you progress
  • Location: Dorchester
  • Apprenticeship level: Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in legal administration, with the opportunity to progress to the level 3 advanced apprenticeship in legal services
  • Entry requirements: At least 5GCSEs at A* to B grade or be expecting to gain at least three A-levels at A* to B grade

Specialist conveyancing firm bpl, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and Vision Apprentices have teamed up to be able to offer the new level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in legal administration, with the opportunity to progress to the level 3 advanced apprenticeship in legal services. The training will be delivered in house, offering a day's induction in the programme and then 13 week programme on the legal environment with a day's teaching and short activities to be submitted for marking and feedback. Monthly visits/support from ITC appointed assessor.

After you have completed the one-year apprenticeship, the shining stars among you will be invited to apply for the second phase of the programme - bpl advanced pathway to consolidate their learning and development, and a career within their chosen field.

Our aim for you is that you will become an integral part of the firm, and continuing to develop your own expertise in the operational field, be it administration or finance.

Pay and benefits:

  • Your starting salary will be based on statutory apprenticeship rate, with phased incremental increases as you progress
  • 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Nationally recognised apprenticeship qualifications
  • All training costs fully funded

What to expect:

If you are one of the ambitious people we're looking for, here's what you can expect. To begin with, you'll learn the ropes as an office assistant, and - from your first day - you'll be assigned a friendly, helpful mentor who will support you and give a solid introduction to the legal world. Before too long you'll be talking the language and finding your way around the heart of business. At that point you'll begin your studies.

A bpl training programme is much more than just a job, it offers you the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications within a legal environment, without fees and loans, and provides you the start a very promising - and rewarding career. We will fund your qualification alongside the day job and we're looking for committed young people who could become our stars of the future.

Who are bpl looking for:

We are looking for bright ambitious school leavers who have decided to pursue a vocational rather than academic (uni) route. You need to have high levels of motivation, be ambitious without being arrogant, and be as confident dealing with clients as you are studying a textbook, possessing excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - is a vital skill. You'll be willing to work hard and not afraid to ask questions. That means you have to have a good attitude to hard work, and it also means you need to fit with our culture.

As well as demonstrating a passion for working in a legal environment and sharing our values, you will need to show the drive and determination to succeed in what can be a demanding sector.

How to apply:

You will need to download the apprenticeship application form and return it to us at careers@bplaw.co.uk and we will be in touch with you. 

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Fletchers Solicitors - Legal Apprentice

What the apprenticeships entail:

At Fletchers, we currently have eight apprentices; they work in various different teams within the company, gaining a range of skills and knowledge. Apprenticeships allow staff members to gain more than a qualification but also make decisions on their career aims and goals.

In addition to our current apprentices, we also have various members of staff who have completed their apprenticeship at Fletchers and been successful in gaining full time employment with us.

Apprenticeships are a type of work-based training, they combine training and real work. They are available to people aged 16-19 years old and are often an alternative to further education and college. With an apprenticeship you will have a job within the industry you want to be in and will earn whilst you learn.

Alongside your job, you will receive high quality training, which is specifically tailored to suit the industry your apprenticeship is within. Apprenticeships are available in over 80 different industry sectors and can help to develop your prospects and career.

  • Receive on the job training
  • Earn while you learn
  • Gain specialist skills
  • Alternative to college and university
  • No student loans
  • Excellent career progression
  • Achieve a qualification
  • Meet new people!

If you'd like to apply for an apprenticeship with us, you can fill in an enquiry form, or drop us an email today. Alternatively, you can call us on 01704 503111 to discuss our current available vacancies.

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