City-based Cubism Law is launching a solicitor apprenticeship scheme in conjunction with City University London and CILEx Law School. Between four and six apprentices will be recruited to start in the firm’s Fetter Lane premises this September. They will be the first intake in a ten-year plan to train apprentices to become solicitors in the context of a Cubism Law ‘Academy’.
The solicitor apprenticeship is delivered over six years, and Cubism Law intends to incorporate one client secondment into the programme.
Andrew Pena, Director of Cubism Law, said: “We see the apprenticeship route as a way of developing highly skilled, more business-focused, entrepreneurial lawyers of the future. Setting the recruitment of the first intake within the context of a ten-year plan shows our strategic commitment to this initiative.”
Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships at CILEx Law School, said: “It is very exciting to see opportunities like these open up in City law firms. These recruits will be able to get into a law career at an innovative firm, without incurring the debt associated with full-time undergraduate and LPC study.”
Angela Jackman, Senior Lecturer at the City Law School, said: “We look forward to developing a collaborative relationship with Cubism Law and to guiding the apprentices through their six-year programme.”
City Law School and CILEx Law School were the first institutions to announce their delivery of solicitor apprenticeships, with the agreement they entered into with ITV last year.
Candidates interested in applying should visit our apprenticeship vacancies page.