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We offer two qualifying criteria options for applying:
You will need to have a qualifying law degree (preferably 2.1 or higher) and either have completed or be planning to complete your LPC before you start.
Under the new SQE route you would need to hold a degree in any subject (2.1 or higher) and have completed SQE1 and 2.
We are also looking for candidates who can demonstrate commercial awareness, a knowledge of the public sector, teamwork, motivation and enthusiasm.
Applications from law and non-law graduates are welcomed.
Method of application
How to applywww.wmjobs.co.uk
Mr Mark Randell
Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- Panel interview
- Written exercise
At Warwickshire County Council (WCC) we are proud of our legal training programme and are committed to supporting our employees with opportunities to develop the career they want and learn new skills.
We have a large legal team offering exciting development opportunities covering the breadth of law that the public sector has to offer. The experiences we offer trainees are second to none – we are an award winning, commercially driven team, acting with integrity, expertise and flair to achieve success. We have high profile external clients including police forces, metropolitan councils, as well as handling all internal work for the County Council.
During our two-year training programme you will be supported with your development while you move around and work within our different areas of law. Each placement will last six months and will include experience within adult social care, education, child protection, contracts and procurement, information governance, employment, planning, and litigation.
You will get involved in case work and all-round aspects of the cases, giving you a great grounding in all areas of the law and how it is practiced.
There's nothing stopping you from going a long way here and personally contributing to the county's success. We will give you regular support, mentoring and supervision, and if you need it, we will fund your Professional Skills Course. By the end of your training programme, you will be able to progress with your strengths and ambition, and you will be able to make an application to the SRA to be admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales.
At Warwickshire Legal Services we do offer work experience placements throughout the year, depending on availability and demand. If you would like to know more about this please visit the apprenticeships and work experience page on the County Council webpage.
The training contract at Warwickshire Legal Services is generally split into four seats, lasting six months each. Trainees will usually spend time within all of the four main departments:
Commercial and regulatory
Adults, education, and debt recovery
Children and families
Trainees will undertake their relevant PSC courses through an external provider whilst working.
Trainees will have regular one-to-one meetings and appraisals to support their development throughout the training contract.
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more here: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/performance/equality-diversity-warwickshire-county-council/6.
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- Child protection
- Adult social care
- Debt recovery
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