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Earn whilst you learn with the Solicitor Apprenticeship programme
If you are interested in a career in law, but university is not for you, consider a legal apprenticeship.
Our legal apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers who have completed A Levels or equivalent and want a work-based pathway in to the legal profession. Providing you with a practical insight in to the legal sector, and with hands on experience from day one, you could be qualified as a Solicitor in 6 years, the same time it takes to complete the traditional route to qualification.
How it works
You will start your Apprenticeship in September. Your training will take place with The University of Law and all tuition fees will be paid for. All learning materials are provided.
For the first 5 years of the apprenticeship you will work towards an LLB (Hons) in Law and Legal Practice. The final year is spent working towards the SQE.
For 4 days a week you will be working with one of our teams, learning initially about the business and then law and legal practice whilst gaining competence in legal skills, commercial skills and professional conduct. You will be released on the fifth day to study toward your formal legal qualifications.
By the end of the apprenticeship you will have completed Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship, obtained a law degree and qualified as a Solicitor.
The University of Law
You can read more about the academic elements of the course here: https://www.law.ac.uk/study/apprenticeships/for-students/
We have two vacancies; one in our Head Office in Bury, Lancashire, and one in our Commercial Office in Gadbrook Park, Northwich.
You will earn a starting salary of £18,000 which will increase as you progress through the programme.
You will also receive a range of employee benefits.
The application process
If you would like to apply for our Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme, please complete the online application form.
Successful applicants will be asked to come in for an initial first interview, and if that goes well, you will be asked back for a second interview which will involve giving a short talk on a topic provided to you in advance.
Tips for applicants:
- Research our Firm and the apprenticeship scheme
- Research the specific legal areas the Firm specialises in and consider which interest you the most
- Be ready to tell us why you want an apprenticeship with us
- Consider what skills you have and how they may be beneficial as a Solicitor
- And most importantly, be yourself!
5 GCSEs, including maths and English, grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
3 A levels (or equivalent), grades C or above.
We appreciate you may not yet have your A Level results. Please include your predicted results on the application form.
As an Apprentice you have employed status, and therefore you must have the right to permanently live and work in the UK. Apprenticeships are not covered by student visas.