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:


Plexus Law Ltd - Legal accountancy apprentice

  • Salary: £211.00 a week
  • Location: Leeds
  • HoursMonday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm, 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of A level. 5 GCSES grades A-C including Maths and English.
  • Closing date: Friday 23 September 2016

Do you want to start an accountancy apprenticeship in Leeds City Centre? This is an exciting opportunity to assist with the Plexus Law's cashiering functions whilst working towards your accountancy qualification.

Key result areas:

  • Dealing with incoming finance post and distributing to relevant individuals.
  • Checking/coding and posting of daily disbursements/invoices/credit notes and expenses on the system.
  • Ensuring day-to-day ongoing maintenance of the disbursements, and general queries re: disbursements/fee notes and invoices. This includes dealing with fee earners and liaising with experts.
  • Completing professional disbursement payment run in accordance with SRA solicitors accounts rules.
  • Entering payments and interaccount transfers onto online banking system.
  • Production of client and office cheques, ensuring daily distributing and obtaining signature of relevant partners.
  • Completing bank reconciliations and dealing with all related queries.
  • Posting Intercompany receipts and payments.
  • Posting office account receipts to relevant ledgers and nominal accounts.
  • Ensuring day-to-day compliance with SRA solicitors accounts rules.
  • All other general cashiering duties including writing off time and disbursements/posting journals and day to day compliance with solicitors accounting rules.
  • Assisting other team members with relevant tasks as requested.
  • Ensure any banking is taken to bank on a daily basis.
  • To ensure filing is undertaken daily

Desired skills:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Team player.
  • Flexibility.
  • Reliability and consistency.
  • High integrity.
  • Show respect at all times to internal and external clients.

Personal qualities:

  • Clear and concise communication.
  • Commitment to quality.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Appropriate level of mathematical skills.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Legal support apprentice

  • Salary: £290.48 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm, 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum 3 A levels grades A-C. Minimum 5 GCSES grades A-C including Maths and English.
  • Closing date: Monday 26 September 2016

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Freshfields) has launched a new paralegal apprenticeship scheme, which offers aspiring paralegals an alternative route into the profession.

The LSC provides transactional and non-transactional legal support to the global firm, using established processes and procedures to ensure consistent, efficient and high quality work.

As an apprentice in the LSC, you will be part of the LSC team. This team is made up of legal support assistants, managers and a continuous improvement and quality assurance team. There will be exposure to a wide variety of transactions and practice areas throughout your apprenticeship.

You will also be involved in the following areas:

  • Development of continuous improvement and process documentation in the LSC
  • Providing corporate support and administration to the global fee earners
  • Working as part of a team to provide support for fee earners
  • Undertaking regular training on areas of law

As an apprentice in the LSC, you will be responsible for carrying out a range of tasks which will include:

  • Document cross-checking, making document amendments and document imaging/scanning
  • Document management, collation and review
  • Contract reviews
  • Database entry/coding, database searching and database maintenance
  • Proofreading of documents including contracts, agreements and transcripts
  • Hard copy document management
  • Legal research (manual or electronic)
  • Creating and populating tables, schedules and agendas
  • Working as part of the LSC team on ongoing projects

You will also contribute to the development and continuous improvement of the LSC by assisting with requirements gathering, process mapping, process evaluation and producing support documentation as required.

You will maintain a daily log of all activity and a record of time spent and keep up to date with the requirements of the apprenticeship programme. You will establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Freshfields staff. You will identify and escalate issues in a timely and effective manner.

Desired skills:

  • High standard of numeracy and literacy
  • Good working knowledge of using Microsoft Office packages

Personal qualities:

  • Attention to detail
  • Logical thinking
  • Prioritisation
  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • A keen interest in law

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Symphony Housing Group Limited - Apprentice legal admin assistant

  • Salary: £140.00 - £243.25 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English
  • Closing date: Wednesday 28 September 2016

Reporting to the Head of legal services and operating within corporate services, the main purpose of the role is to provide administrative support to the qualified staff of the legal services department.

  • Provide administrative and support services to the Head of legal services as directed including arranging meetings, diary management
  • Provide administrative and casework support to the qualified legal staff of the legal services department as directed including keeping the court diary updated, making up trial bundles.
  • Support the administration and management of the external legal panel framework including associated administration and data processing duties as directed
  • Assist in the keeping and generation of standard performance reports and KPIs including VFM spreadsheet
  • Ensure all administrative and system based tasks are undertaken effectively and in a timely manner to provide a positive customer experience including: scanning, filling, raising purchase orders, photocopying, typing letters, collating documentation, collection and sorting of mail, maintaining and updating electronic and paper personnel files, stationery order, invoicing etc
  • Assist with routine enquiries into the department by telephone, email and in person, directing calls as necessary
  • Maintain manual and computerised systems including inputting data, keeping records, statistics, confidential and general filing systems as directed
  • Create and maintain reports, spreadsheets and correspondence using a variety of computer packages including Microsoft Office
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Assist with delivery of guidance and training to internal customers
  • Fully participate in the development of team objectives and initiatives
  • Assist in consulting with all service users and providers relating to delivery of service
  • Monitor, evaluate and make proposals to continually improve services

Desired skills:

  • Ability to work on own initiative and to work effectively with others as a competent team member.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail and a methodical approach
  • Ability to communicate clearly and confidently with a range of people, both on the phone and face-to-face
  • Awareness of good customer service
  • Ability to follow set procedures and routines
  • Experience in an administrative environment is desirable
  • Experience in customer service is desirable

Personal qualities:

Employees are expected to be professional, co-operative and flexible in-line with the needs of the post, department and Symphony Housing Group.

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Thursfields Legal Limited - Legal administration apprentice - coroporate and commerical team

  • Salary: £150.08 a week
  • Location: Worcester
  • HoursMonday - Friday 9.00am-5.15pm, 36.25 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including Maths and English. An interest in working in a legal services environment.
  • Closing date: Wednesday 28 September 2016

The legal administration apprentice will provide administrative support to the corporate, commercial and employment department at the firm's Worcester office.

Responsibilities, duties and tasks:

  • Administration of files
  • To support the team with administrative tasks and action work as delegated by supervisor
  • Client relationship management at the start and end of a transaction
  • Provide telephone support and deal with client queries
  • Opening new instructions accurately and within service standards
  • Ensure work issues or problems are reported immediately
  • File closing
  • Providing cover for reception as and when required
  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management
  • To ensure that outstanding client care is given at all times and to maintain a highly professional approach
  • To manage all documents methodically and efficiently and in accordance with the Firm's procedure and the LEXCEL quality mark requirements
  • To undertake such other duties as commensurate with the role

The duties in this job description should be carried out in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all employees and is consistent with the firm's equality and diversity policy.

Desired skills:

  • Must have good organisational skills
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Good numerical, IT and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Take responsibility for managing a busy role
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • 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

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Keoghs LLP - Legal admin apprentice

  • Salary: £119.23 a week
  • Locations: Coventry
  • Hours: 35 hours a week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Ideally 5 GCSEs including English and Maths. Good IT skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Closing date: Friday 30 September 2016

You will be supporting legally qualified teams with all aspects of general administration and in return we will deliver a structured apprentice programme which will develop you into a high achieving legal administrator, ready for promotion.

The role of the legal administration apprentice is a new one for our firm. You will learn the law in practice and provide administrative support to legal and administrative teams. 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. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Working together to process a high volume of administration work
  • Dealing with any administrative work including photocopying, scanning, faxing, printing, etc
  • Assisting the fee earning teams with filing and organising cabinets
  • Managing own mailbox of work requests using email, word, excel and other office packages

Assist with other functions within the business with the following tasks:

  • Closing files on the case management system
  • Setting up files on the case management system
  • Sorting & distributing post, which may include transporting files between our Bolton offices
  • Assisting reception
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be reasonably required

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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AFG Law Limited - Legal admin apprentice

  • Salary: £127.39 a week
  • Location: Bury, Greater Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 9am-5pm, 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A*-C including Maths and English 
  • Closing date: Thursday 6 October 2016

This is an exciting legal apprenticeship opportunity within a very friendly, professional law firm developing into a paralegal/fee earning position.

This role includes administrative/reception responsibilities and secretarial duties. 

Working within a very busy office with a friendly team of people, you will be expected to carry out the following duties:

  • Reception duties
  • Speaking with clients and other professionals at all levels
  • Inputting data onto the system
  • Organising appointments
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Opening files on a database
  • Word-processing (emails, letters, other correspondence)
  • Filing
  • Photocopying
  • Various other administrative duties to support the team as required

Desired skills:

Must have good organisational skills 

Personal qualities:

  • Friendly
  • Confident
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Teamwork
  • Flexible
  • Professional attitude

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Pabla and Pabla Solicitors LLP - Apprentice data entry clerk

  • Salary: £150.00 - £260.63 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsGCSE grade C or above in Maths and English
  • Vacancies: Two
  • Closing date: Friday 7 October 2016

An exciting legal apprenticeship opportunity for an expanding law firm in Didsbury, Manchester providing administrative support for their legal teams.

  • Answer incoming telephone calls promptly & deal with all incoming electronic instructions within required service levels.
  • Issue clients terms & conditions agreement documentation & ensure timely returns of signed agreement.
  • Identify opportunities to provide other services to the client relating to the claims for uninsured losses & vehicle management requirements.
  • Recording instructions & communications relating to the file.

Desired skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Good telephone manner
  • Ability to explain complex
  • Well organised

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Self Motivated
  • Personable

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Wisemann Law Limited - Apprentice legal assistant

  • Salary: £140.00 - £243.25 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs grades A-C including Maths and English. 
  • Closing date: Wednesday 12 October 2016

Start your career in the legal sector with this exciting opportunity with a Manchester city centre law firm. You will be providing support to the fee earners in busy personal injury law firm, communicating with clients and third parties on a daily basis to assist in the smooth running of their flight delay claims.

Working for a busy legal team you will be responsible for a variety of tasks including:

  • Dealing with client telephone calls.
  • Obtaining information from clients to assist with the progression of claims.
  • Chasing third parties for decisions/information.
  • Collating information for fee earner.
  • Supporting fee earners as and when required with routine tasks.
  • Undertaking other ad hoc duties as directed

Desired skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • Versatility and ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to interact with professional and clients in a friendly, helpful and professional manner
  • Strong IT skills

Personal qualities:

  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Professional and mature attitude
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Conscientious
  • Enthusiastic and focused
  • Ambitious
  • Well presented

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2020 Legal Limited - Apprentice legal assistant

  • Salary: £119.62 a week
  • Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside
  • HoursMonday - Friday 36.25 paid hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsA minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A-C including Maths and English. 
  • Closing date: Saturday 15 October 2016

Providing support to the clinical negligence fee earners and develop a career as a legal assistant.

Role purpose:

  • To provide direct support to the clinical negligence fee earners to enable the department to operate at optimum efficiency. To work as part of a team to ensure that all processes are followed to ensure cases are managed within an acceptable timeframe. This will include but not be limited to the main responsibilities below.

Main responsibilities:

  • To support the fee earner in all aspects of the management of cases, pre and post litigation
  • To prepare correspondence and documents using the firms case management as required
  • To complete all aspects of chaser work as instructed by the fee earners, including the use of workflow as allocated
  • To undertake diary management to support the fee earner
  • To undertake typing and dictation as allocated by the fee earner
  • To ensure all workflow is kept to an acceptable level within the case management system
  • To ensure that the client is kept informed at all times by maintaining contact and communicating case progress
  • To approach medical experts in line with case requirements
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have responsibility towards self-development
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firms and clients documentation and information
  • To provide support to other colleagues as required
  • To be flexible and adaptable in taking on new roles within limits of capabilities
  • To undertake any other duties as may be reasonably be required from time to time

General:

  • We have defined standards of performance to meet external and internal customer requirements. All staff are expected as part of their day to day job role to meet and where possible exceed customer expectations of service and seek value for money in all aspects of their work.
  • To promote and implement our equal epportunities, customer service and performance policies in all areas of work, both internally and externally.
  • Duties may involve having access to information of a confidential nature that may be covered by the Data Protection Act, be commercially sensitive or relate to customer information. In such circumstances confidentiality must be maintained at all times in accordance with the company’s policies. If you are unclear at any time, refer the matter to your manager.
  • All employees have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Employees are required to co-operate with management to enable us to meet its own legal duties and to report any circumstances that may compromise the health, safety and welfare of those affected by our undertakings.
  • Undertake all reasonable personal development activity designed to support you in your role.

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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Shanklys Solicitors - Apprentice secretary

  • Salary: £135.45 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5+ GCSEs grades A-C including Maths and English. 
  • Closing date: Sunday 16 October 2016

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 - Paralegal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds
  • HoursMonday - Friday 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSE grades A*-C including Maths and English. 3 A Levels grade C or above. 
  • Closing date: Monday 31 October 2016

This apprenticeship delivers paralegal competence in a legal practice area (which one will depend on the employer's selection).

This is a new option that is replacing the advanced apprenticeship. This apprenticeship can lead on to further training to become a chartered legal executive at the end of the apprenticeship.

Please visit the CILEx Law School website for more information.

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TLT Solicitors - Legal office assistant apprentice

  • Salary: £198.07 a week
  • Location: Bristol
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A*-C. AS or A Levels would be desirable but not essential
  • Closing date: Tuesday 18 October 2016

A legal administration support role as office assistant apprentice, for the mortgage enforcements team. The apprentice will support the mortgage enforcements team acting for mortgage lenders in taking steps to enforce their security by way of possession of the mortgaged property, at all times having regard to the commercial interests of the client,

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 & 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 recognise 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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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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