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Legal Apprentice with Costello Medical Consulting

  • Costello Medical Consulting Limited
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • £432.70 per week

An exciting opportunity to join Costello Medical as a Legal Apprentice. As a Legal Apprentice at Costello Medical, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working alongside experienced members of our in-house Legal team, supporting with a variety of legal work across the company’s global business operations

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £432.70 p/w
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    24 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Paralegal (ST0245)
  • Employer
    Costello Medical Consulting Limited


About the Role

In January 2024, Costello Medical reached the milestone of 400 global employees. As the company continues to expand, so does our in-house Legal team, all of whom play a vital role in driving our commercial strategies and contributing to the management of various legal aspects, such as data protection, intellectual property, commercial property, employment, and more.

Due to this exciting growth, we are seeking a talented Legal Apprentice who is eager to make a significant impact on Costello Medical’s evolving legal framework. Working closely with experienced members of the team, you will contribute to the smooth running of our Legal function across all regions in which we operate. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven and proactive individual to gain exposure to a range of legal work and projects with a commercial focus, all whilst developing the skills and knowledge needed to build a career in law.

The successful candidate will work towards the Level 3 Certificate of Higher Education in Law and Legal Practice, which usually takes around 24 months to complete. The apprenticeship training will be provided online by BPP and will include tutor support, access to a virtual learning environment and regular webinars. Further details about the apprenticeship can be found here: https://www.bpp.com/courses/law/apprenticeships/paralegal-apprenticeship

Alongside your structured learning, you will receive on-the-job training and support from several members of our Legal team, including our Head of Legal, Duncan Drummond, who has acquired a wealth of experience in the legal sector throughout his professional career thus far. We also have two other colleagues who have recently completed, or are in the process of completing, their own Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), and can provide support and guidance as needed.

Following completion of the apprenticeship, you could be given the opportunity to apply for a permanent position at Costello Medical with the option of further study.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting with client and supplier negotiations
  • Day-to-day management of the company’s internal document management system, Parchment
  • Providing administrative support for a range of legal projects and collaborations across the company
  • Conducting legal research across a range of topics and jurisdictions
  • Organising and attending meetings, taking minutes, and creating actionable insights
  • Supporting with the creation and provision of company-wide and divisional training
  • Helping to develop and manage company-wide legal policy frameworks
  • Providing a variety of ad-hoc support for senior colleagues across the Legal team and the wider Operations team, where required

The Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process includes a telephone interview with a member of the Talent Acquisition team, followed by an assessment for you to complete in your own time. If successful, you will be invited to an interview with senior members of our Legal team.

We are currently recruiting for our start date on Monday 5th August 2024, and the apprenticeship will run for approximately 24 months. The deadline for applications is Friday 5th July 2024, with interviews taking place shortly after. We would strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application.

For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 01133 500 333 (Ref ID: 248962)

Company website : http://www.costellomedical.com/careers/vacancies/

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • An understanding of legal information and a commitment to upholding its confidentiality
  • A genuine interest in learning about in-house legal work and a desire to pursue a career in law
  • Excellent written and spoken English, and the confidence to communicate information clearly and concisely

  • A minimum of 3 A-Levels (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C or higher
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, at grade 4 or higher

BPP apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry-experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

  • A friendly and approachable demeanour, alongside a dedication to providing excellent customer service both internally and externally
  • Self-motivation, self-awareness, and a willingness to grow your skills and knowledge in a fast-paced office environment

We offer many opportunities for personal and professional development at Costello Medical. Please click below to read first-hand accounts from our colleagues about their time with the company: https://www.costellomedical.com/careers/working-at-costello-medical/

What We Offer

  • A salary of £22,500 per annum
  • A discretionary profit share bonus paid twice per year
  • Full funding and study leave to complete the Level 3 Certificate of Higher Education in Law and Legal Practice
  • A platform for you to start and build your career with a growing and award-winning company that focuses on the wellbeing, motivation, and development of its staff at all levels
  • The opportunity to learn from, and be mentored by, a team of experienced professionals
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank and public holidays
  • The chance to work from home for up to half of your working time after passing probation
  • Flexible benefits scheme offering additional holiday, cash payments and pension contributions
  • 4% employer pension contributions
  • Private Medical Insurance which offers comprehensive cover on a “medical history disregard” basis
  • Cycle to Work scheme and an interest-free travel loan scheme
  • Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection and Life Assurance
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Regular company-funded social activities

Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical: https://www.costellomedical.com/careers/benefits-package-in-the-uk/

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and, throughout the recruitment process, there are a number of reasonable adjustments we can provide. Please click here to read more about this and contact the People Team via recruitment@costellomedical.com should you require reasonable adjustments at any stage.

Please note that this role is available in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge. You can learn more about our office locations here: www.costellomedical.com/careers/locations 

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