BPP adds solicitor and paralegal apprenticeships to its offering
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From September 2016 BPP University Law School is offering two new legal apprenticeships, in partnership with some of the United Kingdom’s leading law firms.
The new Trailblazer Solicitor Apprenticeship is a six-year programme, allowing those who take part to ultimately qualify as a solicitor and be awarded an LLB (Hons) Legal Practice. It will be available at all of BPP’s campuses. Eversheds is partnering with BPP on the solicitor apprenticeship.
There is also a new Trailblazer Paralegal Apprenticeship, which gives students the opportunity to train as a paralegal while working towards a Certificate of Higher Education (Legal Services). It can also be used as the first stage of the solicitor apprenticeship, if students choose to continue. Firms that have signed up with BPP to offer this include DWF, Jones Day and Burges Salmon.
Tricia Chatterton, BPP’s director of legal apprenticeship programmes, said: “We’ve been working with leading employers to develop these new schemes, which have been designed to ensure that those embarking on a career in law have the optimum combination of training and on-the-job experience needed to succeed. Many firms are now exploring how the programmes can complement their existing graduate schemes.”