Withers LLP is to recruit four school leavers for its newly launched apprenticeship scheme based at its City office.
The apprentices will be recruited into the real estate, employment and litigation departments and will undertake the CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services.
Simon Luckett, HR Director of Withers, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this scheme, which is ideal for bright A level students who are motivated to pursue a legal career which would otherwise have been denied them because of the cost of university education. This scheme makes an important contribution to the firm’s other social mobility programmes and will help to dispel common myths about the obstacles to seeking a career in law.”
The Advanced Apprenticeship is part of an apprenticeship framework which is being developed to take school leavers right through to qualification as a lawyer. Withers is one of the firms leading the new government Trailblazer initiative for paralegals, Chartered Legal Executives and Solicitors.
The apprentices’ training will be delivered by CILEx Law School from September, and recruitment is being handled by Vision Apprentices.
Jenny Pelling, Business Director of CILEx Law School, said: “This is another major breakthrough for apprenticeships. For a leading firm like Withers to adopt the apprenticeship route shows its potential for aspiring young lawyers.”
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