What will the apprentice be doing?
The roles will be based in the Research Contracts and Compliance teams, negotiating research contracts, managing systems for assurance and compliance in relation to legislative obligations that particularly apply to the university in its research mission. It is anticipated there will be opportunities to engage in other legal work across the University and potentially secondments outside of the University.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This is a full-time role but with 20% of working time treated as study leave, for lectures/seminars and course work etc. Normally this means four days-a-week at work 'in the office' and one day-a-week for university studies, primarily delivered online. Apprentices study for a law degree during the first four years of the apprenticeship and during years five and six, they study towards their professional qualification taking the Solicitors Qualifying Exam in the final year.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
The end point for this apprenticeship is qualification as a solicitor, and admittance to the roll by the Solicitiors Regulatory Authority. Enabling you to undertake more responsibilites.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative
GCSE or equivalent • 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English. (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Three A-levels (Grade Grade C or above) Essential
Things to consider
38 days holiday entitlement and pension.