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Solicitor Apprenticeship

Taylor Wessing Services Ltd
5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW
£22,000.00 annually
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Years 1 to 4
You'll spend each year in a different practice area to experience working with our lawyers. You'll be given a dedicated supervisor and buddy who'll support and help you understand each area of law.

Years 5 and 6
Supported by our trainee solicitors you'll rotate through four practice areas, some of which you may've already worked in during your first four years, enabling you to further build your skills and knowledge. You'll be provided with a dedicated supervisor and buddy throughout your final two-year journey.

We're defined by the advice we offer to our clients. You'll need to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of how business works, and how to apply it in real life.

From internal projects through to supporting clients, communication and teamwork will be at the heart of your role at Taylor Wessing. You'll need great negotiation skills, and we'll expect you to work collaboratively, supporting and advising your colleagues as required.

Balancing a variety of pressing cases and client demands, along with your studies, you'll need great time management skills and be able to plan for any contingency.

Being an apprentice will require you to juggle studying and working. We look for individuals who demonstrate a commitment to both. You'll have to be focused, committed, and ready to stay motivated, even in the face of challenging legal and academic issues.

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

You'll work towards an LLB (Hons) Law degree and a Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship. Each week you'll spend four days working in a practice area on client cases, with one day studying with our training provider, University of Law (ULaw).

Years 1 to 4
You'll cover the following with ULaw: Common Law Method and Ethics, Public Law, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, Criminal Law, Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues, Land Law, Real Estate, Business Law, Equity and Trusts, Access to Justice and Legal Services, Criminal Litigation and Evidence and Civil Dispute Resolution.

Years 5 and 6
Studying the SQE with ULaw, you'll cover Business Law, Wills & Succession, SQE 1 Preparation, Skills Portfolio, SQE 1 Bootcamp and Examination, SQE Preparation and Examination, and key practice areas.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of the six-year Apprenticeship programme training and exams, you'll have earned an LLB (Hons) Law degree and be a qualified solicitor. Our aim is to offer successful lawyers a newly qualified role in a practice area of their choice.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Studied 7 GCSEs (including Maths and English) (Grade 6 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subjects (Grade AAB or above) Essential

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