Apprentice Solicitor

  • Direct Line Group
  • Leeds
  • £19500 per annum

As a Solicitor Apprentice, you will work your way through various departments within DLG Legal Services, developing your technical and soft skills whilst studying towards the Solicitors Qualifying Exams on the 6 year Apprenticeship with a view to qualifying as a Solicitor and gaining a permanent position in one of our Litigation teams.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    245592
  • Wages
    £19,500 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    23/01/2024
  • Start Date
    01/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    6 years

  • Location
    Leeds
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Law
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 7
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Solicitor (ST0246)
  • Employer
    Direct Line Group

Description

What you’ll be doing:

Your apprenticeship rotation could follow this or a similar path:

· Year 1 - You will start in our Customer Response Team, learning the start of the claims process, being responsible for initial contact with the client, completing telephone Q&A’s with the client, proactively managing their expectations and providing clear and correct information using a friendly and professional manner.

· Year 2 - You will then progress to the Settlement Unit to learn the end of the claims process, chasing and dealing with incoming payments, clearing balances and closing files.

· Years 3 & 4 – You will work in our Motor Damage or Dispute Resolution teams, assessing who is at fault and the value of the claim as well as dealing with litigation tasks such as drafting court documents, dealing with court directions and preparing for trial and providing advice to our clients.

· Years 5 & 6 – You will complete your apprenticeship working in our Personal Injury Litigation team, dealing with employer liability and public liability as well as road traffic accident claims, assisting with higher value claims and dealing with all aspects of litigation.

There may be an opportunity to work in other areas of the business such as our Project Team and our Quality Assurance team.

You will be expected to manage cases efficiently and effectively, identify and investigate any conflicts, complaints and report any issues to a team leader, ensure good working relationship with your team, team leader, management and admin staff as well as external organisations and suppliers and the work-source.

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 01133 500 333 (Ref ID: 245592)

Company website : http://www.directlinegroup.com/

Computer literacy is essential as you will be working on a case management system and using office applications such as Outlook, Word, Teams, Excel and PowerPoint.

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above and 3 A ‘Levels with 128 UCAS points.

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.

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.

An ability to communicate effectively by telephone and written communication is essential as is the ability to use your own initiative, prioritise and work as a member of a team.

Your high level of enthusiasm will be matched by your attention to detail and your trustworthiness.

Prior work experience desirable but not essential.

At the end of Apprenticeship, there is a opportunity to gain a permanent position in one of our Litigation Teams.

"Feeling empowered and included is incredibly important to DLG and is something I have lived and breathed with my interactions with my fellow colleagues and customers."

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Direct Line Group's vision is to create a world where insurance is personal, inclusive and a force for good. Their purpose is to help people carry on with their lives, giving them peace of mind now and in the future.

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