Hill Dickinson builds on successful apprenticeship programme with new cohorts

International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson is recruiting a further ten legal apprentices to build on the success of its apprenticeship programme. This will be the fifth annual intake of apprentices.

The apprentices are being recruited to follow the Paralegal Apprenticeship: five for the Liverpool office and five for the Manchester office. A further five apprentices will be recruited to follow the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration, based in the firm’s Liverpool office. All new recruits will start in September 2017 and training will be delivered by CILEx Law School.

The apprentices will be working in Hill Dickinson’s employment, property, corporate and commercial teams while studying towards a nationally recognised CILEx qualification.

Since 2012, Hill Dickinson has recruited 40 apprentices and was last year named in the UK’s top 100 employers for school leavers.

Emma McAvinchey-Roberts, Talent and Development Manager at Hill Dickinson, said: “Apprenticeships have proved a great way to recruit new talent. By selecting programmes for individual apprentices leading to qualification as either a legal administrator or a paralegal, we are able to tailor training to the job role.”

Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships at CILEx Law School, said: “We have already seen many young people develop into their roles at Hill Dickinson through the training delivered within the apprenticeship programmes, and we look forward to meeting the new recruits in September. Hill Dickinson was ahead of the game in embracing apprenticeships and is now establishing a larger talent pipeline by utilising the firm’s levy account.”

If you would like to find out more about employing apprentices to apply your levy or take advantage of government funding, call Jenny Pelling on 01234 844326 or email jenny.pelling@cilexlawschool.ac.uk .