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Paralegal Apprenticeship with Addleshaw Goddard

Greater Manchester
£10.16 per hour - 35 hours per week
Closing date
28 Feb 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
24 months+

Job Details

Duration of Apprenticeship:

 24 months

Job Description:


The Paralegal Apprentice role is for bright and determined individuals with an ambition and commitment to succeeding on our Paralegal Apprenticeship scheme and gaining professional qualifications in a more practical way.


A Paralegal Apprentice will study towards qualifying as a Paralegal at the end of the 2-year programme.

Whilst training, as a Paralegal Apprentice, you will support the Paralegals and Senior Paralegals within the Transactions Services Team (TST), as well as the fee earners across the Firm with routine legal tasks. Paralegal Apprentices will have the opportunity to experience different sub-teams within the TST over the course of the apprenticeship and will have the option to apply to do a seat in the Innovation and Legal Technology team, and/or the TST Scotland team.


This is a busy role where work may come from any of the Firm’s Divisions and, as a result, a Paralegal Apprentice will work on a wide variety of assignments. The complexity of work and responsibility within the TST will develop over the course of the apprenticeship.

Work assignments may include:


  • assessing the relevance of a wide range of documents as part of Litigation cases;
  • drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms;
  • checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content;
  • creating bundles for trial and Employment Tribunals;
  • reviewing and reporting on commercial and legal documents as part of a corporate due diligence exercise;
  • managing electronic data sites, uploading and ordering documents, and liaising with third parties;
  • providing transactional support on Corporate, Banking or Real Estate projects;
  • any additional tasks as required by the business; and



In addition to the above, all Paralegal Apprentices are expected to participate in business engagement and team development activities or initiatives relevant to their role to identify ways in which the TST can support the Firm in a better way. They are also expected to become familiar with and promote the use of legal technology for routine and/or project work.




  • at least 5 GCSEs grades 4 or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths, and 3 A-levels grades CCC or above, 96 UCAS points (or equivalent)
  • ambition and a commitment to succeed in a legal career and
  • an appetite to learn and a commitment to studying a 2-year programme whilst balancing working full-time.



Recruitment Process



  • Eligibility Screening
  • Video/Voice Interview with BPP
  • Situational Judgement Testing
  • Online application via Addleshaw Goddard's recruitment platform.


Successful candidates will then be invited to an in-person assessment centre in the Manchester office on 14th April 2023. We will support with travel arrangements.

The assessment centre consists of: Competency based interview, Written Task, and a Group exercise.


Training Provided:


As a Paralegal Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services which can afford you exemptions from the first two years of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Your Level 4 apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from and on-the-job learning.


Qualification Requirements:


5 GCSEs grades 4 or above (including English and Maths),

3 A-levels grades CCC or above (or equivalent)


Personal Qualities & Skills:

 Attention to detail, Commercial awareness, Motivation

 Communication skills, Collaboration, Time management, Proactivity

Future Prospects:

There are many opportunities to develop your career at Addleshaw Goddard, such as progressing on to the solicitor apprenticeship (with exemptions), subject to vacancies and performance. There are also opportunities to further your study to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive or pursue a career in managing other paralegals.


About BPP Professional Apprenticeships

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

Who Are BPP Professional Apprenticeships?

BPP have been delivering professional qualifications for over 40 years. Training over 80,000 leaners each year, across areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, nursing, healthcare and more.

What BPP Professional Apprenticeships Offers

BPP's programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals. Their programmes offer recognised professional qualifications, with a clear pathway from one level to the next – all the way up to chartered status. Regardless of position, almost anyone can get involved. From entry-level talent, to the most senior leaders. Through an apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to develop a stronger, wider and deeper skill set. 


Once you’re on your apprenticeship, you will be surrounded by BPP’s experts. Including dedicated Coaches who will support you through your journey, and Tutors who will provide their expertise on your chosen course. BPP’s flexible delivery blends digital learning with a face-to-face approach, and in some cases peer-to-peer learning, to help minimise disruption in your working environment.

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