Charles Russell Speechlys

Solicitor Apprenticeship - Charles Russell Speechlys - Master's Degree (Level 7)

Charles Russell Speechlys (Employer)

The University of Law Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,000.00
35.0 hours per week You'll work 4 days a week from 9.30 - 5.30 and then study 1 day a week with the University of Law.
6 years (duration)
26 August 2022(start date)
Solicitor (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
13 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our Solicitor Apprenticeship is a 6 year programme, during which you'll complete an LLB in Legal Practice, the SQE 1 and SQE 2 exams, and 2 years of Qualifying Work Experience. Across all 6 years, you'll work in our London office for 35 hours per week, 4 days will be spent working in our practice groups and 1 day will be allocated to study.


What will the apprentice be doing?

During the first 4 years, you’ll spend a year in 4 different practice areas where you’ll be involved in many of the day to day tasks of a trainee lawyer. In year 5 and 6, you’ll rotate teams every 6 months. 

Key tasks may include:

  • Drafting documents and correspondence
  • Liaising with clients, other law firms and third parties
  • Conducting legal research
  • As you gain more experience, you’ll be given more responsibility e.g. as attending client meetings with your supervisor and running parts of files

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

In terms of training and qualifications, you will complete an LLB in Legal Practice, undertake the SQE 1 and SQE 2 exams. During the first 4 years, you’ll be studying towards your law degree with our academic partner, the University of Law.  In year 5 and 6, you’ll be studying for the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exams.

Throughout your time at the firm you'll also recieve support from a supervisor and the Early Talent team, plus attend regular training with our internal business school programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of the apprenticeship, you'll qualify as a solicitor and be eligible to apply for Associate level roles at the firm.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Any other 6 GCSEs (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade BBB) Essential
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