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Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship - Michelmores

Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship - Michelmores

PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
Apprenticeship (solicitor) - graduate
Full time
Role CommencementWithin 12 months
SRA QWE competencesApplying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Negotiation (SRA competences B6) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Project/case management (SRA competences B7) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2) | Written and Oral Advocacy (SRA competences B5) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Working in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3)

Application deadline: Monday, 2 September 2024 at 23:59 (UTC+1)

Our Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship

Our graduate solicitor apprenticeship is designed to help university students get into the workplace sooner and kick start your career by completing your law essentials course (if applicable), and solicitors qualifying examination (SQE) whilst working in the firm. You’ll gain the practical skills to become a successful qualified solicitor in a supportive and collaborative law firm. In 2.5-3 years, you’ll be a fully qualified solicitor.

This is an alternative route to qualification.

Our apprenticeship programmes are designed so all our newly qualified solicitors, regardless of the route they qualify through, are equipped to work with their clients and colleagues in a creative, collaborative, and commercial way which paves the way for them to thrive in their future careers.

How it works

You will be based in either our Bristol or Exeter offices and working within one of our exceptional legal teams. During the apprenticeship, you’ll work in the firm for four days and have one day a week to study for your law essentials course (if applicable) and SQE at The University of Law. The apprenticeship enables you to put the theory that you learn into practice right away. And, at the end of your successful training and SQE, you’ll have the opportunity to qualify as a newly qualified solicitor in one of our legal teams.

You will complete a minimum of 4×6-month seat rotations and get to experience multiple areas within the firm before deciding your ultimate qualification team.

Our graduate solicitor apprenticeship is sector focused and is built around your interests and where you think you want to qualify. Your apprenticeship will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to support you to reach your full potential.

Here’s some examples of the teams you might sit in depending on the sector focus of your apprenticeship:

  • Private Wealth Apprenticeship – Family, Tax, Trusts & Succession, Contentious Probate, Private Property and Landed Estates, Agriculture, Corporate, Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Real Estate Apprenticeship – Transactional Real Estate, Projects, Planning, Construction, Corporate Tax, Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency, Private Property and Landed Estates and Agriculture.
  • Business Services Apprenticeship – Commercial & Regulatory Disputes, Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency, Employment, Projects, Tax, Trusts & Succession, Transactional Real Estate

Why Michelmores?

Michelmores is the destination law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We help enterprises and individuals navigate change to find a positive future.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success. We value and nurture our people’s potential and inspiration and give them a creative, open and collaborative environment in which to develop a career and succeed.

As a graduate at Michelmores, you will find the best blend of varied, high-quality work in a flexible and supportive environment.

Alongside building your understanding of the law, you’ll gain a real grasp of the commercial realities that affect our clients and how we help them make the most of their opportunities.

You will be joining a firm that wants to make a positive difference to the world around them, for their people, their clients, the local communities we work in and the planet. 

Who are we looking for?

  • Individuality
  • The right values and behaviours
  • A growth mindset
  • Future leaders
  • Candidates who are passionate about law and a career at Michelmores

Next Steps To apply please click Apply or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please email and we can arrange a call.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging pages for more information.

Required degree level

  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent
  • Non-law degree