What you will do in your working day
TLT is a place where ambition and drive really matter. We want lawyers that push boundaries, ask questions and can solve complex problems.
Our training programme puts you at the heart of the action, you'll work on live projects and forge a career that rewards you. This is your opportunity to push boundaries, question convention, and solve complex problems. And as you build your skills, you can decide where your career takes you. You'll be part of an open and collaborative team where you can approach anyone for a conversation and get involved in causes that you care about.
Our 6 year Legal Solicitor Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to grow your legal knowledge and business development experience whilst studying for your law degree. It puts you right at the heart of the action and is all about giving you real work, creating real results and getting recognition for your achievements.
We work with clients from the Future Energy, Digital, Financial Services, Leisure, Food & Drink, Public Sector, Real Estate and Retail & Consumer Goods sectors.
Your supervisor will work with you to boost your technical legal knowledge and sharpen your commercial instincts. Alongside your university studies, you will have the opportunity to attend development workshops which will help you develop the right mindset for success as well as the focus and resilience you need for a career in law.
We're successful because we challenge convention and don't let tradition stand in our way. We're proud to do things differently. Individual thinking matters to us. We trust you to deliver great work for great clients, whatever your role. We look for candidates that have a commercially-agile mindset and are academically bright.
The six year Solicitor Apprenticeship will allow you to obtain a degree in law whilst working alongside legal professionals. During the first two years, you will complete the Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship before progressing onto Year 3 of the Solicitor Apprenticeship, thus allowing you to obtain a Certificate of Higher Education (Law and Legal Practice) whilst covering the same academic materials. During your final two years of the programme, you will join the Trainee Solicitor cohort and during this time undertake your SQE examinations.
Our minimum requirements are:
- 120 UCAS points (BBB A-level or equivalent)
- Right to Work in United Kingdom
TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the Early Careers team on Train@tlt.com.
The training you will be getting
As a Solicitor apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship at levels 4, 5 and 6 will enable you to be awarded an LLB (Hons) Law and Legal Practice, from BPP.
Your Level 7 apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face from BPP [alongside our award-winning internal training]. Coupled with the on-the-job learning, completion of the apprenticeship will lead to obtaining your solicitor qualification.
The apprenticeship standard is based on the SRA's Statement of Solicitor Competence. Achievement of the standard and the associated apprenticeship assessment plan will satisfy the SRA's regulatory framework for qualification as a solicitor, subject to the SRA's usual tests of character and suitability.
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Newly Qualified Solicitor
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade 4 or C and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade BBB or 120 UCAS points) Essential