Level 7 (Higher or Professional) Apprenticeship
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a law degree (LLB) and qualify as a solicitor alongside a practical paid job in a leading international legal practice.
The Osborne Clarke Solicitor Apprenticeship is a 6 year level 7 programme. You will gain an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice from BPP University Law School (BPP) and qualify as a solicitor. All of your tuition fees will be paid and you will earn a salary while you are training.
The apprenticeship will combine practical work based learning with formal study. You will gain valuable, real-life experience in a leading international legal prac...
What is a Solicitor Apprenticeship?
Our Solicitor Apprenticeship programme is a 6 year level 7
programme, combining practical work-based learning with formal study towards
an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice at BPP University Law School (BPP). All of
your tuition fees will be paid and you will earn a salary while you are
training. You will gain valuable, real-life experience in a leading
international legal practice, enhancing your commercial understanding and
growing your confidence in a work environment.
How many roles are available, where are they based, and when
will they start?
We are looking for 4 Solicitor Apprentices to join us in London.
The Solicitor Apprenticeship programme will start in September 2024.
What is the LLB (Hons) Programme?
BPP is an independent university dedicated to business and the
professions. It combines innovative study content with real-world experience
and insight from expert tutors, delivering the practical skills and industry
knowledge to help students to excel in the workplace. As an apprentice you
will spend 20% of your time (1 day per week) studying towards the LLB (Hons)
in Legal Practice. You will study by blended learning, with attendance at
‘live’ online classes and regular face-to-face support classes at a BPP
learning centre. You will also have access to a Virtual Learning Environment.
Will I qualify as a Solicitor at the end of the programme?
As you progress through your apprenticeship you will build a
portfolio of the experience you have gained and the tasks you have completed
in the workplace. You will spend time in Osborne Clarke’s main practice
groups: Business Transactions (Corporate, Commercial); Projects, Real Estate
and Finance; Litigation; and Advisory (Employment, Pensions, Incentives, Tax
and Competition). The programme will be tailored to your individual needs and
goals for qualification, and your responsibility will increase as appropriate
throughout your training. To complete the apprenticeship and qualify as a
Solicitor you will need to pass the SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Exams).
These are comprised of
SQE1: Functioning Knowledge Tests and SQE2: Standardised Practical Legal
Skills Assessments. BPP will provide you with guidance and assistance to help
you pass these assessments.
How will I be supported?
You will receive support and guidance from us throughout your
whole apprenticeship. In each team you will have a dedicated line manager,
and you will also be paired with a solicitor apprentice buddy to help you
settle into life at Osborne Clarke. This is underpinned by our award-winning
HR and career development programme. You will also benefit from a Student
Manager and Personal Tutor at BPP. Your Student Manager is your dedicated
point of contact at BPP throughout your apprenticeship, and their main role
is to support you and monitor your progress in completing the requirements of
the apprenticeship. Your Personal Tutor will meet with you when you attend
face-to-face teaching sessions at BPP, and will assist you with compilation
of your portfolio of workplace evidence and help you to identify how that
evidence links to the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the solicitor
For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 01133 500 333 (Ref ID: 244031)
Company website : www.osborneclarke.com
You will need excellent communication skills, a good eye for detail, the ability to follow instructions and to enjoy working as part of a team.
Grades ABB at A Level (predicted or obtained) and 5 GCSEs at grade 4 including English and Maths or equivalent
As a Solicitor apprentice with BPP, you will complete the
Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship. 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.
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.
Potential opportunity to
apply for a permanent role within the company, upon successful completion of
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