Our programme allows you to qualify as a solicitor by completing a Level 4 paralegal and Level 7 solicitor apprenticeship over a period of seven years. This is the same time it would take you to qualify through the traditional route.
You will begin by studying for your Level 4 paralegal apprenticeship whilst simultaneously working and gaining practical skills of how to become a successful qualified solicitor in a supportive and collaborative law firm. The apprenticeship allows you to put into practice the theoretical knowledge you learn, right away.
Following this route you will build the skills you will need as a solicitor and be able to enjoy the practical application of your professional qualification, enabling you to build a strong foundation for your future career. Our apprenticeship programmes are designed so all our newly qualified solicitors, regardless of the route they qualify into, are equipped to work with their clients and colleagues in a creative, collaborative and commercial way which paves the way for them to thrive in their future careers.
How does it work?
During the first two years of your apprenticeship, you will complete the Level 4 paralegal apprenticeship, after which those with the ability and desire to continue with the Level 7 solicitor apprenticeship (you will jump a year by completing the paralegal apprenticeship) will have the opportunity to do so and achieve a law degree and the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) as part of your qualification.
Throughout your apprenticeship you will spend four days a week working closely with qualified lawyers and other professionals in a team, and have one day to study at the University of Law. You will spend time in several of our business support and legal departments, providing you with a breadth and depth of experience.
What is involved in the application process?
- Submit CV and application form
- Video interview and written assessment
- Verbal reasoning assessment
- Final Interview
To be eligible to apply you must have:
- Three A Levels at Grade C or above, or equivalent
- Five GCSEs, including Maths and English, or equivalent, at Grade C/4 or above