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:


Keoghs LLP - Legal and paralegal apprentices

Keoghs LLP are offering multiple advanced level apprenticeships in Bolton and Coventry.

  • Salary: Variable dependent upon role
  • Locations: Bolton, Coventry
  • Hours: 35 hours a week
  • Closing date: Please check the Damar training apprenticeship website for closing dates and more details

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Exchange Chambers - Apprentice office administrator

  • Salary: £201.92 a week
  • Location: Liverpool
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsGCSE grade A-C in Maths and English
  • Closing date: Friday 26 August 2016

The role of office junior is a key role within any Barristers Chambers. You will be supporting the clerks with the day to day administration of chambers to ensure its smooth running. 

Your role will be varied and will include dealing with post, keeping records, filing legal documents and cheques, printing fee notes, and organising and tidying meeting rooms. You will also be involved in the collection and distribution of briefs to counsel and will assist management with compiling reports. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring the kitchen and business support area is organised and fully stocked. When required you may also be expected to cover reception duties. This will include answering the phone and dealing with enquiries. 

You will be expected to dress smartly and maintain a professional manner at all times. 

This is a great role for an individual who is looking to start their career in the legal sector. You must be flexible, hardworking, enthusiastic, willing to listen and learn and carry out tasks in a professional and diligent manner.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent English verbal and written skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritise, excellent organisation and administrative ability
  • Ability to use initiative and to work well under pressure / to deadlines
  • An understanding in all Microsoft office packages, in particular excel, and ability to maintain records, spreadsheets and databases
  • Good team player
  • Professional telephone manner and the ability to take messages effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to multi-task

Personal qualities:

  • Professional
  • Hardworking
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to listen and learn

Working in chambers can lead to a fantastic career. Many of the clerks (who are well rewarded) join at this level. Indeed, some of our recent juniors have now progressed to clerking duties.

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Clarion Law LLP - Apprentice legal assistant

  • Salary: £192.30 a week
  • Location: Liverpool
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5+ GCSEs A-C including English and Maths, and 3 A Levels
  • Closing date: Friday 26 August 2016

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

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 focussed 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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North Yorkshire County Council - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Northallerton
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A Levels grade C or above 
  • Closing date: Monday 29 August 2016

North Yorkshire County Council's first apprentice will join their legal and democratic services team and will undertake training to support the various legal teams including property, business & economic development and commercial partnerships & procurement, childrens, adults, education & employment.

For more information and to apply, visit the CLS website.

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Gladstone Solicitors Limited - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £122.10 a week
  • Location: Cheshire
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 9.00am-5.15pm, 37 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsA general standard of education is essential for this role
  • Closing date: Tuesday 30 August 2016

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 and assisting with the general litigation process on bulk recovery matters. 

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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Barford Frasor Solicitors - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Rochester
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A Levels grade C or above 
  • Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2016

Barford Fraser is a new and dynamic solicitors’ firm which brings together a team of leading family law experts to advise and support families in Kent and Sussex.

For more information and to apply, visit the CLS website.


Boodle Hatfield - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: London
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A Levels grade C or above 
  • Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2016

Boodle Hatfield has been providing legal services for almost 300 years. The firm is well known for its five major areas; private client and tax, property, corporate, litigation and family. 

For more information and to apply, visit the CLS website.

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Chris Rudd Solicitors - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A Levels grade C or above 
  • Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2016

Chris Rudd Solicitors is a modern, friendly and forward thinking law firm that specialises in niche areas of the law. Their focus is in the delivery of packaged legal services via the internet. They are looking for a local apprentice who has their own transport.

For more information and to apply, visit the CLS website.

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CM Law - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Marsden, Huddersfield
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A Levels grade C or above 
  • Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2016

CM Law is a specialist pro-active law firm who provides a quality legal services across a number of areas of law including conveyancing and land, family and children, employment, private client and probate. 

Salary plus travel expenses (subject to distance).

For more information and to apply, visit the CLS website.

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Hill DickinsonLegal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Marsden, Huddersfield
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A Levels grade C or above 
  • Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2016

Hill Dickinson is an award-winning, full service international law firm covering all areas of law and working across numerous sectors.

For more information and to apply, visit the CLS website.

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Withers LLP - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Marsden, Huddersfield
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English. 3 A Levels grade C or above 
  • Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2016

Withers is recognised as the only international law firm for successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic work. It has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 100 years. 

For more information and to apply, visit the CLS website.

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Shanklys Solicitors - Apprentice secretary

  • Salary: £135.45 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 35 hours
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5+ GCSEs grades A-C, including English
  • Closing date: Friday 2 September 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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Forbes Solicitors - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £192.12 a week
  • Location: Leeds
  • Hours36.25 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs including Maths C and English Language B. Further education qualifications - 3 Bs at A level or equivalent.
  • Closing date: Monday 5 September 2016

Forbes Solicitors are looking to recruit an advanced legal apprentice to join the insurance department within their Leeds office.

The role will include:-

  • Working alongside other fee earners
  • Having direct communication with clients and third party solicitors
  • Preparing court documentation and attending court hearings with counsel, after training
  • Assisting in bulk preparation of complex document intensive cases, e.g. pagination, redaction, photocopying
  • Undertake the advanced legal apprenticeship – Level 3 framework

The successful candidate will have:-

  • Further education qualifications – 3 Bs at A Level or equivalent
  • Five GCSEs, including Maths C and English Language B
  • Have an interest in studying law and working in the legal sector
  • Have the ability to work unsupervised and possess good self-motivation skills
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and be reliable and enthusiastic
  • Possess good IT skills
  • Have the ability to touch type or undertake the Forbes’ touch typing training programme

Candidates must have a full UK driving licence, as travel will be required throughout the North West region on occasion. Access to a vehicle would be desirable.

Desired skills:

  • Possess good IT skills
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team
  • Have the ability to touch type

Personal qualities:

  • Self motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Interest in law

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LEXLAW - Legal administration apprentice - team support

  • Salary: £230.00 a week
  • Location: London
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and Maths. One or more A levels would be an advantage.
  • Closing date: Monday 5 September 2016

The team support legal administrator apprentice will provide administrative support to the legal teams and individual lawyers and work groups as they learn the fundamentals of providing a professional legal service.

Key tasks and duties:

  • Administration of files
  • To support the team and individual fee earners, with administrative tasks and action work as delegated by supervisor/partner
  • Document and file management
  • Providing reception cover
  • Answering phone calls and greeting clients
  • Liaising with clients, including the receipt of key documents
  • Liaising with Chambers and mediation venues
  • Filing documents at court where necessary
  • Ensuring incoming and outgoing post is dealt with effectively
  • Provide team support with data entry and renewal information
  • Diarising key events and ensuring the diaries are maintained
  • Conducting a daily agenda/calendar check with a partner
  • Opening new application instructions accurately and within service standards
  • Ensure work issues or problems are reported immediately
  • Any other tasks required to support the team or requested by management

Additional tasks and duties:

  • Collating information as requested
  • Archiving and retrieval of files

Desired skills:

  • Must have good organisational skills
  • Must have good attention to detail
  • Good IT skills – able to open, read, input and close, Word, Excel and Outlook documents
  • Excellent communication skills with a professional manner
  • Detail conscious and precise
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Previous work experience involving dealing with people is useful but not essential
  • Strong academic qualifications
  • Able to prioritise and recognise importance and urgency
  • Proficient keyboard skills

Personal qualities:

  • Willingness, enthusiasm and ability to learn on the job
  • Hardworking, eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Team worker with a flexible, professional attitude
  • Friendly, confident and reliable
  • Enjoys detail and has a real interest in a legal career
  • Dresses appropriately for a legal office
  • Calm under pressure
  • Conscientious and punctual

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Mellor Hargreaves Solicitors - Legal administrator apprentice

  • Salary: £143.19 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 37.5 hours
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs including English and Maths above C. GCSE Law above C an advantage. A levels or equivalent desirable. A level law would be an advantage.
  • Closing date: Thursday 8 September 2016

Duties will include:

• Post opening, scanning to the IT system and allocating to fee earners 
• Dealing with outgoing post and taking post to DX office 
• Photocopying/scanning and faxing 
• Organising and overseeing meetings including making refreshments 
• Filing 
• Reception duties as required 
• Answering the telephone and taking messages or dealing with queries. 
• Making telephone calls to third parties and clients to chase information. 
• Undertaking other duties as directed

Desired skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good spelling and grammar.
  • Good organisation skills
  • Ability to use initiative and to work well under pressure / to deadlines.
  • IT literate;
  • Good team player.
  • Professional telephone manner and the ability to take messages effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Personal qualities:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Genuine interest in pursuing a career in law
  • A spirit of co-operation and a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Personable
  • Professional

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Kings Chambers - Apprentice clerks assistant

  • Salary: £145.25 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 9.00am-5.30pm, 37.5 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A-C including Maths and English
  • Closing date: Thursday 8 September 2016

This is a rare opportunity working in a Barristers Chambers assisting the clerks and the Director of Chambers and Barristers with various duties.

Kings Chambers has a role available for an assistant clerk.The overall objective of this role will be to assist with the seamless flow of work throughput in clerks room in order for chambers to run efficiently.The job holder will work closely with all the clerks, and the Director of Chambers as well as the barristers themselves. 

Responsibilities and duties are outlined below but not limited to: 

  • Use of LEX case management system
  • Delivering document to various solicitors and the courts locally
  • Use of Internet & law library to search for authorities, use of online databases
  • Photocopying / scanning / faxing
  • Incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries
  • Collecting / returning books from and to the law library
  • Retrieving papers from barrister’s rooms
  • Ordering stationary and other supplies
  • Setting up of seminars and collating of delegate packs

Desired skills:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills in that this role will involve working in a legal environment with senior barristers, judges, etc.
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Pleasant telephone manner
  • Pays attention to detail

Personal qualities:

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Team player
  • Flexible
  • Professional attitude

Keenness to work in a legal environment and understands that Barristers Chambers are different to law firms.

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MSB Law LLP - Apprentice legal assistant

  • Salary: £173.07 a week
  • Location: Liverpool
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum 5 GCSEs grades A-C including Maths, English and ICT
  • Closing date: Thursday 8 September 2016

Required skills and experience:

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and customer service skills
  • Telephone handling skills
  • The ability to use a high degree or self-management and initiative
  • Administration and computer skills
  • Friendly, reliable, willingness to help others, keen interest in law

Role purpose: 

To provide support to the fee earners with administrative duties. To work as part of a team to ensure that all processes are followed to ensure cases are managed within an acceptable timeframe.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the team in all aspects of the management of cases, pre and post litigation
  • Prepare correspondence and documents
  • Diary management
  • Updating clients
  • Answering calls, taking details and liaising with colleagues
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably be required

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

This role will initially be supporting a team with administrative duties. Depending on the apprentice’s aptitude and business requirement this role will either continue to lead onto further administrative support roles or a paralegal role. This is to be confirmed with the employer who is supportive of staff progression.

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LCF Law Ltd - Legal administration apprentice

  • Salary: £145.12 a week
  • Location: Bradford
  • Hours37.5 hours per week, 8.30am - 5pm
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum 5 GCSEs grades A-C including Maths, English and ICT
  • Closing date: Friday 9 September 2016

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.

Key accountabilities:

  • Undertake administrative tasks such as; scanning, copying and filing (both paper and electronic)
  • Undertake certain elements of fee-earning work under supervision. In particular:
  • File creation
  • File archiving
  • Deal with routine client enquiries and communication
  • Generation of suitable client care correspondence
  • Creation of correspondence.
  • Assisting in the management of client matters under supervision
  • Assisting in the day to day management of wills, deeds and file retrieval
  • Telephone and email contact with clients and third parties.
  • You will be working under the supervision of others but as part of the team.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent keyboard skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office 2013.
  • 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

All applicants will be expected to: 

  • Confirm their ability to travel to and from this place of work
  • Confirm their understanding of the apprenticeship scheme
  • Have a passion to study for the qualification and a good understanding of the profession or industry
  • Research the company before applying for the vacancy
  • Understand the job role and long term career opportunities

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Pitmans LLP - Legal administration apprentice

  • Salary: £193.00 a week
  • Location: Reading
  • Hours37.5 hours per week, 9.00-5.30pm
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Positions: Two
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSES grades A*-C including Maths and English. One or more A Levels coudl be an advantage.
  • Closing date: Tuesday 20 September 2016

The apprentice will directly support the solicitors and staff at the Reading office of Pitmans' regional firm, dealing with many aspects of legal administration and working as part of a professional legal team.

Key tasks and duties:

  • Administration of legal files
  • To support the corporate legal teams with administrative tasks and action work as delegated by supervisor
  • Provide telephone support and deal with client queries
  • 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
  • Reach the academic criteria and have potential to progress

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

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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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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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