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Solicitor Apprentice

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
Salary
£9,254.44 annually
Closing date
12 Sep 2022

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Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
December
Duration
Permanent
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Across the 6 years you will be involved in up to 6 different placements in the service. In the first 2-3 years, you will carry out routine administrative tasks in the legal team - you'll be exposed to various legal work and tasks as well as support such tasks at a secretarial level so you can build up your academic and professional skills set.

In the second 2-3 years as a Solicitor Apprentice, you will be undertaking trainee-level tasks. On a regular basis you will support the legal service in various aspects, including carrying out legal research, drafting legal documents and correspondence, taking instructions and identifying clients' requirements and goals under the supervision of a qualified Solicitor.

This position provides the work-based experience to compliment the learning-based elements of the Apprenticeship Framework and will offer you a supportive environment in which to gain a wealth of experience and transferable skills.

As a Solicitor Apprentice you will complete a comprehensive programme of training and development to obtain the required skills, knowledge, values, behaviours and competencies to be awarded an LLB in Legal Practice and Skills.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As a Solicitor Apprentice you'll spend 20% of your working week studying, with the remaining time being for you to undertake a comprehensive programme of training and development through planned placements throughout Essex Legal Services in order to gain a broad base of qualifying legal experience.

As a Solicitor Apprentice you will complete a comprehensive programme of training and development to obtain the required skills, knowledge, values, behaviours and competencies to be awarded an LLB in Legal Practice and Skills.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will awarded an LLB in Legal Practice and Skills and can continue your Legal career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Law (Grade 4) Desired
A Level or equivalent Law (Grade C) Desired
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