Solicitor - Degree Apprenticeship

Severn Trent Water
11 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
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Help us conduct business the right way

We live in a fluid world and we're a FTSE 100 company moving with the current, our vision is to become the UK's leading water company. Achieving it will take, what we call, Fluid Thinking. As an Apprentice Solicitor you'll get a unique insight into the way one of the UK's biggest businesses functions, as well as how we adapt to rapid, large-scale changes.

What you'll be doing
  • We are offering a unique opportunity to qualify as a solicitor following a six-year degree apprenticeship programme of work-based learning and part-time study.
  • Throughout your training you will be based at our main office in Coventry.
  • This role has responsibility for helping the Severn Trent Legal team in providing legal advice to our colleagues in the business through:
  • Acting ethically, with professionalism and judgement
  • Progressing legal matters and transactions;
  • Applying legal knowledge and commercial judgement to produce solutions which meet the business' needs and achieving our commercial goals
  • Deploying the full range of legal skills - research, interviewing and advising, advocacy, negotiation, drafting, communicating orally and in writing;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and professional relationships with colleagues and other people
  • Managing yourself and your own work effectively.

Training and Development

The apprenticeship training is delivered by our partner Law School, where we will support you with paid time off to attend classes together with study leave for assessments.

In the workplace, you will carry out supervised work-based learning in order to meet the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) competence statement and will produce a work-based assessment portfolio. In addition to examinations throughout the apprenticeship, there will also be an SRA centralised assessment that you will need to pass to qualify as a solicitor.

Qualification is based on assessment from theSolicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and will result in the award of aqualifying law degree (LLB).

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will move into an appropriate non-apprentice Solicitor role in Severn Trent.

What we're looking for

Our solicitor apprenticeship is available to people with:
  • 5 GCSEs, including Mathematics & English - grade C or above (or equivalent);
  • 3 A Levels (or equivalent) - minimum grade C

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in a relevant occupation - Business
  • Administration, Legal Services, Providing Financial Services;
  • Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in a relevant occupation - Legal Services, Professional Services, and Providing Financial Services (may be entitled to exemptions from training);
  • Paralegal Apprenticeship (may be entitled to exemptions from training);
  • Legal Executive Apprenticeship (may be entitled to exemptions from training);
  • Law Degree/ Graduate Diploma in Law / Legal Practice Course (entitled to exemptions from training).

Wonderful for all

We're building an inclusive company.We've created a culture that encourages all of our people to think of every single day as an opportunity to do something better.

Our most ambitious goals depend on forward-thinking ideas, no matter who they come from. As employers, we welcome people from all walks of life and promote diversity and inclusion.

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