On this page you will find details of legal apprenticeship positions available at various firms and organisations. The page will be 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.
Job type: Full time - fixed term
Commencing: September 2013
Entry requirements: A levels
From September 2013, we are offering legal apprenticeships in Birmingham, Chelmsford, London, Maidstone, Manchester and Sheffield designed to help springboard you into a successful career in the legal world. If you are an A Level leaver, you'll have the opportunity to join our firm as a legal administrator.
An apprenticeship with Kennedys will teach you the skills you will need to work in a legal environment. You'll be helping our lawyers with administration and office duties and we'll be helping you to build your legal knowledge.
Our apprenticeship programme is made up of two phases:
- A one-year introductory apprenticeship
- A two-year advanced apprenticeship
We have opportunities for apprentices in Chelmsford, London, Maidstone, Manchester and Sheffield.
For further information and to apply, see Kennedys website.
Salary: £9,064 - £11,266
Entry requirements: A Levels (at least three A levels at A* to B grade)
An apprenticeship with Rickerbys will teach you the skills you will need in order to develop your career. You will be working alongside our lawyers and you will have an opportunity to develop your legal knowledge.
Our apprenticeship programme spread over three years:
- Year one is an introduction into the legal environment.
- Years two and three are advanced legal apprenticeship.
We are looking for bright ambitious A level leavers who have decided to pursue a vocational route. As well as demonstrating a passion for working in the legal environment, you will need to show the drive and commitment needed to succeed in this sector.
You will need to have at least eight GCSEs at A* to B grade and be expected to achieve at least three A’ level grades at A* to C grade. You do not need to have studied law at A level, although it would be an advantage.
To be considered for a place you must complete our apprenticeship application form and return it to the Human Resources team, Rickerbys LLP, Ellenborough House, Wellington Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1YD. Further information and copies of the application form can be found on the website www.rickerbys.com.
Commencing: September 2013
Location: Newport and Bristol
Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2013
Entry requirements: At least five GCSEs at A*-C grades and a minimum of 280 points at A Level or equivalent
Apprenticeship level: Level Three
As a legal apprentice with DAC Beachcroft you will be on your way to a career in law and have a real alternative to university.
As an apprentice you will quickly learn how to work on live legal matters and have contact with clients. You won't be thrown in at the deep end; your training will be carefully planned and you will work in a supportive team environment but will be doing a real job and contributing to the DAC Beachcroft business.
You will collect and analyse information on legal issues, and will be proactive in resolving problems. While you are gaining all this experience you will also work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification which includes studying the relevant law and legal processes as well as learning about our systems and business.
The two year apprenticeships will start in September 2013.
We are looking for people with ambition and good academic results who are looking for a career in law through a vocational route rather than the traditional academic route.
As well as having an interest in law and business you need to be commercially aware. You also need to be organised and prepared to work flexibly and hard in what can be a demanding sector.
You will need to have at least five GCSEs at A*-C grades, including Maths and English, and a minimum of 280 points (BBC) at A Level or equivalent (general studies and AS alone will not count).
An apprenticeship at DAC Beachcroft provides commercial experience in a legal environment combined with on-the-job learning, training and assessment. You will not just develop technical skills but also business and personal skills that will equip you for a successful career with DAC Beachcroft.
The apprenticeship will include:
- A knowledge-based "technical certificate" - tested through an exam
- A skills-based qualification - tested through workplace assessment
- Functional skills elements (ICT, Maths and English) if required - tested through exams (depending upon your GCSE grades you may be eligible to apply for exemption from the functional skills element).
Learning will be delivered via a combination of:
- Workshops and sessions
- Distance learning
- On-the-job training
You will be supported by a tutor (also known as an assessor) who will visit regularly to check how you are progressing against the standards and provide training where required.
For more information see the DAC Beachcroft legal apprenticeships page.
Weekly wage: £160.00
Expected duration: 12 months
Commencing: Please note that this not for a live vacancy but rather a prospective application for the apprenticeship scheme
Apprenticeship level: Business and administration level two apprenticeship – legal pathway
Entry requirements: Minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm
Training to be provided
- Business and administration level 2 apprenticeship - legal pathway
- NVQ in business and administration (every three weeks you will have a visit from your assessor at the employer's premises)
- Key skills (if required, up to five days additional training)
- Technical certificate in legal administration. You will receive additional support and tuition in relation to the technical aspects of the qualification from our partner ILEX Tutorial College.
- To complete all allocated tasks within the required time frame 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
- Effective telephone communication skills
- Demonstrate high levels of data accuracy
- Good attention to detail
- Demonstrate a conscientious, 'can-do' attitude
- Be client focused
- Be supportive of team members
- Possibility of an advanced apprenticeship in legal services.
Please see the Damar Training website for further details of how to apply for this role.
bpl solicitors – Legal administration pathway apprenticeships
Salary: Will be based on statutory apprenticeship rate, with phased incremental increases as you progress
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 five GCSEs 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 find further application details here.
Brethertons LLP - Legal administration apprenticeship (family law)
Entry requirements: GCSE / Scottish or equivalent
Brethertons LLP are a forward looking, award winning, leading regional firm of solicitors with offices in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, we guarantee excellence in the delivery of our legal services and are proactive and forward thinking in our approach.
As such we are one of the first law firms in the country to recruit legal apprentices in conjunction with CiLEX and Vision Apprenticeships.
As an apprentice at Brethertons you can expect to apply your knowledge of English law and how the legal system works that is taught as part of the apprenticeship, to a real hands on job.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing individual to play a key role in the family team at our rugby office.
This role will support legal advisers within the team with an efficient administration service whilst learning basic legal processes. It will suit a candidate who has a keen interest in law, it would be desirable for the candidate to have completed their ILEX secretarial diploma but this is not essential.
You will be organised, I.T. literate, with a 'can do' attitude and keen to join our friendly team.
This role provides a good insight into the operation of a legal firm and is supported with appropriate training and qualifications.
Main attributes are reliability, flexibility a willingness to undertake all types of admin work. We will train and develop someone who is keen to progress.
To apply, see further details on the Brethertons website.