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Solicitor apprenticeship

1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA
£21,255.00 annually
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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What you will do in your working day

The type of work an apprentice will do very much depends on the practice area they join. Some will join our Managed Services team, which provides support to a variety of sectors and practice areas. Others sit directly within fee earning teams such as our insurance team, dealing with catastrophic personal injury and occupational health claims. Paralegal apprentices will undertake tasks such as preparing court bundles, post-completion work, going to client meetings and preparing updates on claims. The level of responsibility and general workload grows over time, with some apprentices being responsible for managing their own cases.
Apprentices rotate around different departments and teams every 12 months, until the final two years of the programme when solicitor apprentices will rotate departments every 6 months alongside trainee solicitors.

The training you will be getting

Solicitor apprentices must pass theSQE assessmentto qualify as a solicitor. The apprenticeship includes SQE training, as well as the assessments, and typically takes 5 to 6 years to complete.

You will gain valuable legal experience, working towards an LLB (Hons) Law and Legal Practice, complete the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, and receive a competitive salary at the same time. Training is provided by our providing partner, BPP.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This career path gives you great profile within DWF law firm, as the interconnected nature of the role means you will be known by many across the business - most importantly, the firm's partners.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subjects (Grade A,B,B MINIMUM) Essential

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