Do you prefer working whilst learning? Are you interested in a career in professional services? Why not consider an apprenticeship in one of our business support functions?
Non Legal Apprentices will work in either one of our central support teams (Office Management, Finance or IT) or within a legal team providing dedicated administrative support.
The starting salary is £18,525 nationwide (excluding London) and £21,158 in London. Throughout the apprenticeship you will have the support of your team members along with a dedicated supervisor and mentor.
Non Legal Apprentices will study a range of modules, usually online, covering the topics required by the awarding body such as CIPD, AAT, ACCA.
The most relevant apprenticeship will be selected based on the role you are undertaking. The Level 2 or Level 3 qualification will be offered depending on your current qualifications and scope within the role.
Level of qualifications
As well as good academics, you must have excellent communication skills, an eye for detail and the ability to follow instructions and be able to work well as part of a team. You do not need legal work experience to apply, but work and life experience is valuable.
In your application we are keen to see your drive and determination for a career in professional services and a good understanding of our firm.
The first step is to make your application. Follow the instructions detailed for each individual vacancy. If you are required to produce a covering letter as part of your application, please make sure you address the following areas:
Spend time producing your answers and don’t hold back- really sell yourself to us! Pay attention to your grammar and spelling, and don’t always rely on your spell checker!
As we shortlist and recruit on an ongoing basis please submit your application as soon as possible.
If your application is successful you will be invited for an initial interview. If you are successful at this stage the next step will be a further interview with the team you will be working with.
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