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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:


Kennedys LLP - Legal apprenticeships

  • Salary: Dependent on location
  • Location: London, Chelmsford, Manchester and Sheffield
  • Closing Date 18 April 2014
  • Start Date 15 September 2014

The firm

Kennedys is a top 30 leading law firm and is recognised both nationally and internationally. It is known for its expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries.

Kennedys are offering legal apprenticeships designed to help springboard you into a successful career in the legal world. If you are an A-level leaver or equivalent, you will have the opportunity to join the firm on a structured programme which combines work-based learning through support from Kennedys with academic learning through CILEx Law School, gaining nationally recognised qualifications. Our apprenticeship is made up of two phases:

  1. A two year Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services
  2. A two year Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services.

During the apprenticeship you will be immersed in the legal work carried out by Kennedys - assisting lawyers with their cases, having your own responsibilities within the team, carrying out legal research and building relationships with clients.

Application details

Find out more about the opportunities via the following links:

Legal apprenticeship in London
Legal apprenticeship in Chelsmford
Legal apprenticeship in Manchester
Legal apprenticeship in Sheffield


Harrison Clark Rickerbys LLP – Paralegal 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: Four GCSEs, which must include English, plus at least two other academic subjects. All GCSEs must be at grade C or above. 

You will need to complete a probationary period. Then if everyone is happy, alongside your job you will enrol on the ILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice – attending college (e.g. Worcester College of Technology) on a part-time basis for two years, or possibly via distance learning which takes 15 to 18 months. This course starts every September. Your training will be paid for by Harrison Clark (subject to certain terms and conditions).

How do I apply?

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, HR Manager, either via email, or in writing to Harrison Clark Rickerbys, 5 Deansway, Worcester WR1 2JG. Please note that if you are invited to interview you will be required to produce evidence of your G.C.S.E. results.

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 five GCSEs at A* to B grade or be expecting to gain at least three A levels at A* to B grade

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

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

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

Pay and benefits

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

What to expect

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

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

Who are bpl looking for

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

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

How to apply

You will need to download the apprenticeship application form and find further application details here


Brethertons LLP - Business administration apprenticeship 

  • Location: Banbury
  • Entry requirements: GCSE / Scottish or equivalent

Brethertons LLP are a forward looking, award winning, leading regional firm of solicitors with offices in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, we guarantee excellence in the delivery of our legal services and are proactive and forward thinking in our approach.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing individual to play a key role in the office services  team at our Banbury office.
 
This wide ranging role provides an efficient administration service to ensure our office runs efficiently.  
 
The ideal candidate will be flexible organised, I.T. literate, with a ‘can do’ attitude and keen to join our friendly team.
 
This role provides a good insight into the operation of a legal firm and is supported with appropriate training and qualifications.

How to apply

To apply, see further details on the Brethertons website.