Pinsent Masons paralegal apprentices to study alongside firm’s future trainees at The University of Law

updated on 06 September 2017

International firm Pinsent Masons has expanded its training relationship with the University of Law to include programmes for its paralegals and legal apprentices.

The University of Law already teaches the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) to the firm’s future trainees, and will now train up to 20 paralegal apprentices in partnership with apprenticeship specialists Damar Training. The new apprentices will embark on their studies at The University of Law’s London Moorgate, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester centres in November, and should benefit from working alongside their future colleagues studying the GDL and LPC.

Deborah McCormack, head of recruitment and graduate development at Pinsent Masons, said: “We strive to be a market-leading graduate and apprenticeship employer, and developer of both tomorrow’s lawyers and business operations’ talent. Providing innovative new pathways into our business and profession through a blend of graduate and apprenticeship opportunities widens the talent pool we have access to and the ways in which candidates can engage and connect with Pinsent Masons. Recruiting the most diverse and best talent is critical to our strategy to be market leading in our global sectors. Our new apprentices will have the exciting opportunity to help our business shape and evolve our apprenticeship offering and we know they will have a lot to contribute to that process.”