Apprentice Solicitor with FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Recruiter
Fbc Manby Bowdler Llp
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£288.40 per week
Posted
27 Feb 2017
Closes
29 Apr 2017
Ref
VAC001174111
Specialism
Legal
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
You will gain an industry recognised qualification and experience whilst earning a wage!

The role of Apprentice Solicitor works closely with other fee earners to develop, practice and gain experience during their 6 year Apprenticeship covering both contentious and non-contentious areas of law.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To develop and maintain good client relation skills, gaining clients' confidence and that of other professionals
  • To work and behave in a professional manner and within the higher standards of the profession
  • To comply with procedures set out in the Office Procedures Manual, professional code of conduct, etc
  • Anticipate and where appropriate respond to clients' needs and demands·
  • Participate in the growth and development of the firm
  • To be aware of the firm's business plan and marketing strategies and represent the firm at external forums, events, etc
  • Keep up to date with developments in law and practice so that standard of work is not compromised
  • Keep an accurate record of all work done and training received
  • Comply with the training requirements under the terms and conditions of the apprenticeship contract
  • Attend courses and interviews as required by the Law Society, SRA, the firm and Training Partner
  • Maximise the use of IT systems introduced to assist in the management of cases
  • Where possible, utilise IT to provide a quality, cost effective and efficient service to clients
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Good communication skills at all levels
  • Excellent attention to detail ensuring accuracy at all times
  • Thorough understanding of the firm/departmental business plans and the Client Charter
  • Thorough working knowledge of firm's processes, policies and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft and Excel skills
  • Good working knowledge of the firm's accounting systems (eg ILE)
Personal qualities
  • A flexible “can do” attitude based on excellent client service
  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Comfortable working with tight deadlines
Qualifications required
  • 3 A levels at a A,A,B
  • 5 GCSE's grade A*-C, including a C or above in Maths and English (or equivalents)
Future prospects Becoming a fully qualified Solicitor

Things to consider All applicants will be expected to: • Confirm their ability to travel to and from this place of work • Confirm their understanding of the apprenticeship scheme • Have a passion to study the qualification and a good understanding of the profession • Research the company before applying for this vacancy • Understand the job role and long term career opportunities PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.