Stephenson Harwood Llp

Solicitor Apprenticeship with Stephenson Harwood LLP - Master's Degree (Level 7)

Stephenson Harwood Llp (Employer)

Bpp Professional Education Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £384.65
35.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
6 years (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Solicitor (apprenticeship standard)
6 positions available
31 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our solicitor apprenticeship offers you an exciting opportunity to work on deals with international clients while also studying and working towards a level 7 solicitor apprenticeship standard.


We'll provide you with exciting opportunities to work on deals with international clients and you will also complete your studies at the same time. On the academic side you will gain lots of useful knowledge which you’ll be able to use in your everyday work. BPP Law School will teach the course through a combination of online and face-to-face learning and you’ll have one day a week to dedicate entirely to your studies.

You’ll be part of a team of partners, associates, trainees and paralegals; you can expect to be helping our lawyers with a variety of tasks. You could find yourself working on anything from a high-profile, £multi-million financial litigation case to a ground-breaking M&A deal. You could also spend time on secondment at a client’s office, absorbing a totally different business culture first-hand.

We would also encourage you to take up one of our international secondment opportunities for our apprentices in our offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore and Seoul – it's an incredible chance to expand your horizons, experience new cultures and explore our global network.

Duties may vary considerably according to the specialist area that the role is based within.

However, tasks may involve:

  • Carrying out factual and legal research
  • Assisting with the opening, progress and closing of files
  • Reviewing documents
  • Drafting forms and other legal documents
  • Handling confidential information

It will be a challenge, but we’ll provide you with lots of support with a dedicated supervisor and buddy/mentor and lots of opportunities for training and development. Ours is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Regular development reviews, both formal and informal, will identify your strengths, pinpoint areas for improvement and give you the chance to discuss your career objectives.

At every stage, your supervisor will manage and guide your development. Ultimately, our people are our firm, so investing in your professional development is a priority. The better you perform, the better we will too.

Here’s a snapshot of the flexible benefits you can choose from:

critical illness cover, cycle2work scheme, dental health scheme, give as you earn, gym membership subsidy, health screening, holiday (purchase and sale), life assurance, pension, private GP services, private medical insurance, retail vouchers, subsidised staff café, travel to work loan.

Interviews will take place between January & April 2022.

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Future Prospects

We hope that you will enjoy your time with us and that you decide to stay once you have finished the apprenticeship. You will be able to apply for a newly qualified solicitor role. We will have a variety of opportunities for you at the firm when you have finished the scheme to best suit your skills and experiences.

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). 

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Skills Required

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office packages such as Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • You'll need strong analytical skills, sound judgement, imagination and meticulous attention to detail
  • Also vital are the communication skills to be persuasive and build rapport, plenty of drive and determination, plus a keen interest in business

Qualities Required

  • We are looking for apprentices who are enthusiastic and keen to learn new skills

Qualifications Required

8 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English.

A-Levels at grade A, B, B (or equivalent).

Training Provided

As a Solicitor apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Level 7 Solicitor apprenticeship standard. Additional learning within the apprenticeship at levels 4, 5 and 6 will enable you to be awarded an LLB (Hons) Law and Legal Practice, from BPP.

Your Level 7 apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face from BPP [alongside our award-winning internal training]. Coupled with the on-the-job learning, completion of the apprenticeship will lead to obtaining your solicitor qualification.

The apprenticeship standard is based on the SRA’s Statement of Solicitor Competence. Achievement of the standard and the associated apprenticeship assessment plan will satisfy the SRA’s regulatory framework for qualification as a solicitor, subject to the SRA’s usual tests of character and suitability.

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