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17 06, 2018

Marcus Lunt – The advantages of being a legal apprentice

June 17th, 2018|

A career in law has always appealed to me, but the traditional route to becoming a lawyer was off-putting due to the fees and length of time required without a salary. The route I have chosen minimises the cost of training and reduces the time to start earning, while also giving me recognised qualifications and hands-on experience. This is a win-win situation in my eyes.

17 06, 2018

A day in the life of an apprentice – Ben Ingham, Oldham Borough Council

June 17th, 2018|

After leaving school I followed many of my fellow pupils and went off to university (to study English Literature). However I discovered that it wasn’t for me and, after taking some time out, decided to leave, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. I wanted to find a job which allowed me to keep studying and enhance the knowledge I’d acquired, while still allowing me to earn a wage – a legal apprenticeship was the perfect fit for me.

17 06, 2018

A day in the life of a legal apprentice – Ben Bennett-Williams, Clyde & Co

June 17th, 2018|

I did not feel that I was well suited to the normal university route as I have always learnt better by doing rather than listening but I knew that I wanted to work in the legal field ever since I did work experience at a criminal law firm. I began researching different ways into law and after months of research I came across two law firms offering the advanced legal apprenticeship. I then did my research into what this involved and what opportunities it produced and I knew this was what I wanted to do.

17 06, 2018

The Level 3: One year in

June 17th, 2018|

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services is a great way for young people to make in-roads into the legal profession. Although in its infancy, the Level 3 provides a great opportunity for the apprentice to develop the core skills, which, ultimately, a qualified legal practitioner in their day-to-day work will need, whilst simultaneously providing the sound academic foundations required for working in the legal sector.

17 06, 2018

Apprentice to Assistant: 22 months in the life of a Legal Apprentice

June 17th, 2018|

I started my apprenticeship at Morrisons Solicitors as a baby-faced 18 year old fresh out of sixth form. I had never worked full-time before, let alone in an office environment, and I was still coming to terms with the fact that I would never have a 6 week summer holiday again.

17 06, 2018

Apprentice in a UK top 20 law firm – Katie Wallett, Irwin Mitchell

June 17th, 2018|

I have been working as a Paralegal Apprentice for Irwin Mitchell for six months. I first thought of apprenticeships when I didn’t feel completely comfortable at the idea of going to university and was introduced to them by career advisors. I felt my sixth form really pushed students to go down the university route, so I was proactive and worked on my CV before attending careers and apprenticeship events in my local area.

17 06, 2018

Solicitor apprenticeship with a national broadcaster – Holly Moore, ITV

June 17th, 2018|

I have been employed as a solicitor apprenticeship with ITV’s in-house legal department for six months. I applied for the apprenticeship because I wanted to gain valuable practical legal experience as well as getting the necessary qualifications to become a fully qualified solicitor.

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