City firm Withers is among first in London to launch solicitor apprenticeship

Withers has become one of the first international law firms to offer solicitor apprenticeships in London.

The firm has run Trailblazer legal apprenticeships since 2014 and will now provide the solicitor apprenticeship from September, when a couple of new hires join two existing apprentices who have progressed to reach the solicitor apprenticeship stage. The solicitor apprentices at Withers will receive teaching from BPP Law School.

Ceri Vokes, training partner at Withers, said: “We are delighted to commence the Trailblazer programme this September, after several years of preparation and work.  The majority of other law firms offering access to the solicitor Trailblazer course are doing so in their offices outside London, and we are proud to be one of the few that are offering this in the City.  Legal apprenticeships are ideal for bright A level students who want to pursue a legal career which could otherwise have been impossible due to the cost of higher education."

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