Dac Beachcroft Llp

Paralegal Apprentice – Employment, Pensions and Immigration Group with DAC Beachcroft - Advanced (Level 3)

Employer:

Dac Beachcroft Llp

Training Provider:

Bpp Professional Education Limited

Weekly wage £346.15
35.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
duration: 2 years
start: 18 January 2021
London
Advanced (Level 3)
Paralegal (apprenticeship standard)
20 August 2020 (application closing date)
As a Paralegal Apprentice with DAC Beachcroft you will be on your way to a career in law and have a real alternative to university; you will earn a salary and have no university fees to pay.

Responsibilities

DAC Beachcroft’s innovative early career development programmes offer unparalleled training opportunities. Join us, and you can expect the kind of support, collaborative culture and tailored development plan that will bring out the best in you so you can deliver high quality, bespoke work for our clients and achieve everything you want to in your career.  

 You will quickly learn how to work on live legal matters. You won’t be thrown in at the deep end; your training will be carefully planned and you will work in a supportive team environment but will be doing a real job and contributing to the DAC Beachcroft business.

As a paralegal apprentice you can expect to be assisting lawyers with their caseload. As your experience grows, with close supervision, you will also have the opportunity to attend various types of hearings and have contact with clients. Some of the typical tasks you can expect to be involved with include:

  • Preparation and collation of correspondence and reports
  • Organising litigation disclosure and hearing bundles
  • Conducting legal and business research
  • Reporting on case law developments
  • Attending Tribunal and Court hearings
  • Assisting with searches
  • Compiling responses to 'data subject access requests'
  • General administration duties such as maintaining an effective filing system

The London Employment, Pensions and Immigration Group is a vibrant, busy and thriving practice comprising some 30 lawyers and 5 support staff. The team acts primarily for major corporate employers, including global financial institutions, insurers and blue chip multinationals.

Typical work includes:

  • Advising on complex and major projects including reorganisations and business transfers
  • Regularly with an international dimension
  • Managing high value litigation in the Employment Tribunal and the High Court
  • Providing specialist guidance on complex matters including business immigration, data protection, equal pay and employee competition 

The team also acts for major NHS organisations and other public sector bodies, advising on significant and strategically important issues, including the handling of whistleblowing cases and disciplinary and capability issues involving doctors. Typical tasks include:

  • Liaising with clients and others
  • Drafting documents
  • Preparation and collation of correspondence
  • Legal research
  • Preparing transaction bibles

DAC Beachcroft recognises and rewards hard work and therefore you can expect to start on a competitive salary and will be entitled to a number of benefits such as pension, life assurance, medical care, bike to work scheme, discounted gym membership and season ticket loans. We also offer a range of interesting social activities and involvement in a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility events.

Future Prospects

Possibility of an employment opportunity upon completion of qualification, dependent on need in the team and the success of the apprenticeship.

Reality Check

Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

BPP have a dedicated team who support students with disabilities, learning difficulties, health conditions and wellbeing. Please contact us at apprenticeshipapplications@bpp.com if you have any queries or would like more information.

Skills Required

  • Strong IT skills including word processing and email
  • Organisation skills
  • Effective communication skills - in writing and in person
  • Experience of Microsoft Office programmes desirable but not essential

Qualities Required

  • Team player
  • Reliable
  • Adaptable
  • Conscientious
  • Able to work to instructions
  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated and keen to learn
  • Good attention to detail

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 112 UCAS points (B,B,C) from top 3 A Levels and 5 GCSEs A*-C including maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Training Provided

As a Paralegal Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services which can afford you exemptions from the first year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship (providing Contract Law was chosen as the elective module).

Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from BPP University Law School and on-the-job learning.

Additionally, you will have the equivalent of 20% of your weekly contracted hours to use towards your study, in order to focus on the educational side of your apprenticeship. This will include a mixture of interactive webinars and face to face study sessions. This apprenticeship will give you an excellent start to your career in law, to provide you with a foundation that could lead to higher level qualifications upon completion of your apprenticeship.

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