What will the apprentice be doing?
You will build a portfolio of evidence of the tasks completed in your role and the experience gained whilst working in legal teams within Weightmans. You will learn on the job with a robust support network including a Weightmans supervisor and a dedicated buddy. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of departments covering different areas of law during the six-year programme, with the potential for the programme to be tailored to your requirements and legal team interests.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will complete your part-time study with BPP University Law School for an LLB degree in Law and Legal Practice. One day each week will be dedicated to your learning and studies to ensure that you can maintain a good work/life balance.
We want our future lawyers to have the skills necessary to understand our clients' businesses and our own. Therefore, you will undergo a varied programme to prepare you for your career as a solicitor and enable you to provide the best service to our clients.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
The apprenticeship leads into a permanent role in the business, so apprenitces are able to qualify into a legal team of their choice at the end of the apprenitceship (according to business need/availability). We are a full service law firm, which means that individuals have plenty of choice when it comes to practice areas.
Apprenitces will be qualified with significant legal experience to hand, which makes this opportunity a really attractive prospect for career and professional development.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade 128 UCAS Points) Essential
Things to consider
Whilst we are looking for candidates who have obtained or are predicted 128 UCAS points (or equivalent), if you have narrowly missed out on these grades, we would still encourage you to apply. We will judge each application on its own merits and so this grade criteria may be adjusted based on personal circumstances.