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 - Legal apprentices

Plexus Law are offering several advanced level apprenticeships in London, Evesham, Croydon, Manchester, Halifax, Leeds, Liverpool.

  • Salary: Variable dependent upon role
  • Locations: London, Evesham, Croydon, Manchester, Halifax, Leeds and Liverpool
  • Hours: 37.5 hours a week
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English. A-levels are essential for some of these roles.
  • Closing date: Please check the Damar training apprenticeship website for closing dates and more details

Plexus Law has developed carefully tailored packages to meet specific needs stretching from a traditional relationship to the provision of bespoke in-house services. The firm has a reputation for responding innovatively to client needs, utilising the experience of its staff, emphasising the highest quality and focusing on managing costs in all cases. 

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Tpf Law Ltd - Apprentice legal administrator

  • Salary: £143.93 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • Hours: 37 hours a week, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs A*-C
  • Closing date: Wednesday 20 July 2016

A fantastic opportunity for a candidate to join TPF's highly successful personal injury team. They are looking for candidates with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who have a passion for excellent customer service skills

Job description: 

  • Managing and updating the case management system, Proclaim. Using the system to open new client files and preparing the files to be passed to the paralegals
  • Carrying out legal research - the research will be aimed at finding out preceding cases relevant to a case, relevant statutes, court decisions, legal articles and other writings.
  • General administrative duties - answering telephones, taking messages, drafting documents, data inputting and managing the case management system
  • Using the accounts package to ensure client files are in line with the Proclaim case management system
  • Drafting legal documents and proof reading - creating documents to the courts, insurance companies, clients, medical agencies and other general correspondents
  • Investigation - carry out investigations in relation to a case in order to authenticate or validate information.
  • Attending court - you may, from time to time, be required to attend court hearings with your team leader.

Desired skills:

  • Competent computer abilities
  • Having high attention to details
  • Having competent written and spoken communication abilities.
  • Able to process deal large amounts of information.
  • Researching skills

Personal qualities:

  • Being able to work under pressure
  • Being well organised.
  • Being sympathetic and tactful
  • Being respectful for confidential information.
  • Being patient

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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Kilburn & Strode - Legal administrator apprentice

  • Salary: £288.46 a week
  • Location: London
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSES, Grades A*-C including Maths and English. One or more A-levels could be an advantage. GCSEs or A-levels in science subjects are helpful for the context of this role.
  • Closing date: Monday 25 July 2016

The legal administrator apprentice will be directly supporting the administrative/secretarial role secretarial role which supports the team of patent attorneys working for a specific and well known international client.

The successful apprentice will be working in a team of patent attorneys and will assist the administrative/secretarial role. The team are responsible for prosecuting patent applications and defending patents from challenge by competitors. 

Key tasks and duties: 

  • Administration of files
  • To support the team with administrative tasks and action work as delegated by supervisor/partner
  • Document and file management 
  • Provide team support with data entry and renewal information
  • Opening new application instructions accurately and within service standards
  • 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:

  • Collating information as requested
  • Archiving and retrieval of files

The successful candidate must have the following skills as an essential requirement:

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

Kilburn & Strode are looking for a candidate with the following personal qualities:

  • Willingness 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 may have an interest in science and or engineering
  • Dresses appropriately for a legal office 
  • Calm under pressure

Candidates will possess or demonstrate the following: 

  • Computer literacy - able to open, read, input and close Word, Excel and Outlook documents
  • Clear verbal communication skills, with a professional manner
  • The ability to prioritise, recognising importance and urgency
  • Detail conscious and precise
  • Proficient in keyboard typing and experience in audio typing would be an advantage

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Admiral Law - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £14,900
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSES, to include a B in English Language. A minimum of 3 Bs at A-level.
  • Closing date: Friday 29 July 2016

Admiral Law is now recruiting for legal apprentices to join us in our Cardiff city centre office in September 2016. The apprenticeship will initially be for a two year term for school leavers only, with an opportunity to extend this for those who show potential. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your legal career in a law firm with a difference.

Here’s what we can offer you:

  • First class training
  • Tailored support
  • External education with the option of working towards formal qualification
  • Recognition at each step on the way, dependant only on your own drive, work ethic and ambition
  • A full time salary of £14,900 p/a  

We already enjoy a great relationship with our local colleges and there are a significant number of handlers in Admiral Law are enrolled on CILEx courses. We are now looking for apprentices who are committed to a legal career, eager to learn and ready for a challenge.

To apply, please go to www.admiraljobs.co.uk and search for Apprenticeships under Legal Vacancies. Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 29 July 2016.

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Sweeney Miller - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: At least apprenticeship national minimum wage
  • Location: Sunderland
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grades A-C are essential, as are 3 A-levels grade C or above
  • Closing date: Friday 29 July 2016

The role at Sweeney Miller is based in our residential conveyancing department in Sunderland and will involve supporting a conveyancing team in all aspects of the residential conveyancing process. 

This apprenticeship delivers paralegal competence in one of five areas of legal practice: civil litigation, employment practice, family practice, property or private client.

This apprenticeship can lead on to further training to become a chartered legal executive at the end of the apprenticeship.

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Bevan Brittan LLP - Legal apprentice

  • Salary: £299.06 a week
  • Location: Leeds
  • Hours: 36.25 hours a week, Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.15pm
  • Entry requirementsGCSE grades A-C are essential, as are A-levels (BBB)
  • Closing date: Sunday 31 July 2016

Vision Apprentices are working with Bevan Brittan to recruit Legal Apprentices to work in their Leeds office.

Bevan Brittan is a top 100 UK firm renowned for its work with organisations who deliver public services in the public, private and third sectors. With close to 300 staff and partners across its four offices in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Leeds, Bevan Brittan is strategically placed to deliver expert legal advice to public service providers across the UK. We work with every local authority in the country and are a proud member of the NHS Litigation Authority panel among other notable clients. It is our commitment, passion for excellence and people centric approach that make us a prime choice for both clients and those wishing to work for us.

Bevan Brittan is now looking for individuals who share our values to begin their legal career as a legal apprentice and begin a journey to success. This scheme offers a route into law for those who do not wish to go to university. Our two year CILEx accredited apprenticeship combines on the job learning with academic teaching from CILEx Law School, and will enable you to achieve the CILEx Level 3 advanced apprenticeship in legal services. By the end of the apprenticeship you will be operating at a level equivalent to a paralegal.

However your development will not end there. Bevan Brittan is committed to providing career development and a route to qualified lawyer status to those who demonstrate the capability and dedication required to progress.

During the apprenticeship you will be based in our property department and you will be supervised by a qualified lawyer throughout.  

Administrative duties:

  • Assisting fee earners with managing and monitoring email and voicemails
  • Photocopying, binding and legal bundling                            
  • Producing standard correspondence
  • Diary management and organisation of meetings or small events
  • Carrying out general administrative tasks as required

Legal duties:

  • Assisting fee earners with their caseload under close supervision, working efficiently, effectively and economically 
  • Carry out basic legal research under supervision
  • Liaising with clients in a professional manner      

General duties:

  • Supporting business development activities as required
  • Complying with all risk and best practice guidelines
  • Ensuring the confidentiality and security of all firm and client documentation, data and information
  • Complying with all necessary training and any work associated with it
  • Operating safely in the workplace
  • Undertaking other related duties and responsibilities within the team and firm as required
  • Meeting the requirements of the CILEx qualifications
  • Conducting yourself in keeping with the firms client promises and values 
  • Keeping up to date with new legislation, procedures and techniques
  • Undertaking any other duties as may be reasonably required 

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign with a view to start the apprenticeship in September 2016. After completing your application you will be contacted by a member of the Vision apprentices team to complete the following three questions:

1. Please explain why you are pursuing a career in law?

2. Please explain why you are interested in working for Bevan Brittan?

3. Why is the apprenticeship of interest to you and what are you hoping to gain from it?

When you have completed and returned these questions, all applications will be shortlisted and should you meet the criteria set in the above job description there will be a telephone interview carried out by Vision apprentices with a view to shortlist for a possible assessment day. 

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Keoghs LLP - Legal admin apprentice

  • Salary: £119.23 a week
  • Location: Bolton and Coventry
  • Hours: 35 per week
  • Positions: 12
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Closing date: Monday 1 August 2016

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 and 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

At Keoghs we fully expect our apprentices to develop through our career pathway into higher level legal roles or onto further qualifications to really realise their full potential. We fully expect successful apprentices to remain with us moving into other roles within the business.

Please check the Damar training apprenticeship website for more details.

Keoghs LLP - Paralegal apprentice

  • Salary: £141.00 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • Hours: 35 per week
  • Positions: 10
  • Apprenticeship level: Advanced level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: A-levels or equivalent. A minimum of 5 GCSEs (level grades A-C)
  • Closing date: Monday 1 August 2016

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

The role of the paralegal apprentice is new to the legal team. You will learn the law in practice and provide support to colleagues in the legal team. The aim of the role is to develop legal skills so as to provide opportunities to build a legal career and realise your full potential. You will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the-job experience.

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

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

At Keoghs we fully expect our apprentices to develop through our career pathway into higher level legal roles or onto further qualifications to really realise their full potential. 

Whilst the starting salary is £7,350 per annum increase will be awarded as skills are acquired. Once the apprenticeship is completed, paralegal apprentices would earn up to £13,600 per annum.

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Lincoln House Chambers - Apprentice office administrator

  • Salary: £230.76 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 40 hours
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 5 GCSES, Grades A*-C including Maths and English.
  • Closing date: Monday 1 August 2016

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a prestigious Barristers' Chamber in the heart of Manchester. If you are keen to work within the legal sector, highly motivated and energetic, this is your chance to join an expert team.

Basic duties:

  • Collection and dropping off the DX at the start & end of each day
  • Sorting of all post (in the clerks room and in the barristers' pigeon holes)
  • Making sure all the briefs are scanned onto the system
  • Entering the case information onto the appropriate files onto the system
  • Ensuring that barristers are provided with (or informed) upon receipt of case information
  • Ensuring availability is provided when required
  • Providing briefs to barristers when requested for forthcoming hearings
  • Maintaining the library storage system on the ninth floor
  • Chasing briefs from solicitors
  • Delivering briefs and other manual correspondence as and when required
  • Assisting counsel with their papers as and when required
  • The banking of barristers cheques
  • Answering incoming calls when required
  • Ensuring chambers common areas are kept free from boxes and anything that may present a health & safety risk
  • Ensuring chambers are kept clean & tidy at all times
  • Ordering stationery and other office requirements
  • Assisting director of clerking as and when required to do so

Desired skills:

  • Well presented
  • Confident
  • Punctual
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities:

  • Willing to learn
  • Patient
  • Polite and friendly
  • Calm under pressure
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Co-operative

The successful candidate will gain extremely valuable knowledge and experience within the legal sector and may have the opportunity to progress onto an advanced level apprenticeship.

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Bennett Williams Solicitors - Apprentice legal administrator

  • Salary: £132.00 a week
  • Location: Birkenhead
  • HoursMonday - Friday, 35 hours
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements5+ GCSEs grades A-C including English and Maths
  • Closing date: Thursday 4 August 2016

If you are ambitious, highly motivated and are keen to pursue a career in the legal sector this is your chance to join a commercial dispute and insolvency law firm who have a nationwide and household name client base.

The successful candidate will combine office based work with part time study for a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Legal Administration. Duties will include: 

  • Legal text processing
  • Handling mail
  • Providing reception services
  • Delivering customer service
  • Legal database processing
  • Other duties as may be required by the role

Desired skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 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.

Personal qualities:

  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Co-operative
  • Punctual
  • Conscientious
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ambitious
  • Well presented

The successful candidate may have the opportunity to progress onto an advanced level apprenticeship.

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Bruce, Lance & Co - Business administration apprentice

  • Salary: £288.46 a week
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Hours: 38.75 hours, Monday - Friday 8.30am-5.15pm
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsMinimum of 6 GCSES, Grades A-C including Maths and English.
  • Closing date: Friday 5 August 2016

Our first legal apprentice is likely to need to undertake a number of administrative roles within the firm, to include basic closing and archiving of files together with dealing with duties such as reception, photocopying legal documentation, paginating bundles and general administrative support across a number of different areas covered by the office and solicitors.

The apprentice will, however, also be involved in debt collection work using a case management system. They will be assisting a solicitor in dealing with personal injury work on the personal injury portal and there will be occasions when they shall be required to attend court to issue proceedings, support barristers and liaise with clients, taking instructions on simple issues where necessary.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To work with solicitors within all departments, including contact with clients and others involved in various matters.
  • Assist solicitors by closing and archiving files and taking them to our storage facility.
  • Retrieving files from our storage facility where necessary and retrieving key documents where required.
  • Cover some time on reception when full time receptionists are unavailable over lunch.
  • Collect the post and DX every morning and deliver the DX every evening.
  • Make and receive telephone calls where appropriate.
  • Prepare and process correspondence using word processing and prepare other documents where appropriate.
  • Attend and minute meetings.
  • Assist in the use of the personal injury portal on occasion.
  • Generate documents for debt collection using a case management system and liaise with client and debtors where appropriate.
  • Photocopy documentation where required and paginate bundles for court hearings.
  • Liaise with third parties generally such as barristers and the court on occasion.
  • Attend court to issue proceedings on occasion.
  • Attend court and conferences with counsel where required.
  • Assist with the preparation of post and documents generally.
  • To ensure the confidentiality and security of the firm’s and client documentation and information.
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so.

The ideal candidate will have the confidence to deal with various individuals and groups. You will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the-job experience. You will need to be a team player, effective at prioritising work, reliable, adaptable, conscientious, and able to work to instructions, as well as managing a busy diary and being extremely flexible.

Desired skills:

  • Ability to work with technology 
  • Ability to work in a business environment 
  • Hands on and practical ability 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word 
  • Ability to organise and manage a diary 
  • Use of email/internet

Personal qualities:

  • Team player 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Reliable 
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) 
  • Confident 
  • Analytical 
  • Resilient 
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements 
  • Mature attitude 
  • Ability to deal with sensitive personal client situations effectively 
  • Driving licence and access to a vehicle are desirable but not essential

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AFG Law Limited - Legal admin apprentice

  • Salary: £127.39 a week
  • Location: Bury, Greater Manchester and Bolton
  • HoursMonday - Friday 35 hours, 9am-5pm
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Positions: Two
  • Entry requirements5 GCSEs, grades A*-C including Maths and English.
  • Closing date: Please check the Damar training apprenticeship website for closing dates.

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

There are a variety of prospects for staff within AFG depending upon your commitment, interest and abilities.

This employer is keen to recruit an apprentice as soon as possible. If you feel you are a suitable candidate please apply now. 

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TLT LLP - Legal - office asssistant apprentice, morgate enforcements

  • Salary: £198.00 a week
  • Location: Bristol
  • Hours9am - 5.30pm, 37.5 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Intermediate level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirements: Minimum of 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C
  • Closing date: Friday 12 August 2016

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

Key tasks and duties:

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

Additional tasks and duties:

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

Desired skills:

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

Personal qualities:

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

An exciting opportunity to join this award winning national law firm to start a career in the legal sector, beginning with the fundamentals of legal administration. This opportunity provides long term prospects for a motivated and smart apprentice willing to roll their sleeves up and start in a supporting role. There are further opportunities to progress within this growing innovative business after this first apprenticeship is successfully completed.

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HCC Solicitors - Apprentice paralegal

  • Salary: £230.76 a week
  • Location: Manchester
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, 35 hours per week
  • Apprenticeship level: Higher level apprenticeship
  • Entry requirementsA-levels and experience working within a law firm are essential for the role.
  • Closing date: Saturday 13 August 2016

An excellent opportunity has a risen to be part of a young and dynamic team, working in a busy and modern solicitors. Based in the city centre, you will be handling a mixture of defendant motor portal, small claims & fast track cases.

The role will comprise the following duties:

  • Research using internal resources
  • Working to court deadlines
  • Advocacy
  • Reporting to insurers
  • Writing letters negotiating settlements
  • Drafting court documents
  • Diary management
  • Use of in-house case management system
  • Keeping in constant touch with the clients to ensure communication and continuous workflow
  • Defendant claims process

Desired skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Personal qualities:

  • Proven ability to work to deadlines.
  • IT skills such as Word / Excel / Outlook are expected.

The successful candidate will get a caseload and it's truly the starting to become a solicitor.

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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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