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Solicitor Apprenticeship - 2024

Solicitor Apprenticeship - 2024

companyMayer Brown
locationLondon, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 2 months ago
Apprenticeship (solicitor) - school leaver
Full time
no work experience required
Role CommencementWithin 6 months
SRA QWE competencesWorking in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Applying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Written and Oral Advocacy (SRA competences B5) | Negotiation (SRA competences B6) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Project/case management (SRA competences B7) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2)


Details of the Program

The Trailblazer Solicitor Apprenticeship is open to school leavers who wish to pursue an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor rather than attending a full-time university course. It combines practical experience in the workplace with a formal degree and postgraduate study. You’ll go to work and receive a full-time salary and get valuable, real-life experience in your chosen field while you earn a degree at the same time.

As an apprentice, you will gain the professional solicitor qualification that will demonstrate your commercial legal ability, client service experience, ethical behavior and commitment to lifelong learning and development. Studying under BPP University Law School tutors, you will develop your teamwork, presenting and time-management skills and earn an LLB (Hons) law degree and the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) qualification.

Development & Perks

As an apprentice, you’ll develop professional judgement and the ability to conduct legal work within the ethical and regulatory framework required to work as a solicitor. You’ll also be encouraged to explore different areas of law and practice in depth, including tort law, land law, business law and contract law.

The BPP tutors whom you’ll be learning from are qualified lawyers with experience in real-world practice. All assessments and projects relate directly to practical challenges in your workplace, and you’ll gain experience that you can showcase in a digital portfolio.

To complete the apprenticeship, you must pass the Solicitors Regulation Authority centralized assessment (SQE 1 and SQE 2), which consists of a range of assessments and the compilation of a portfolio of your work experience.

Our online content hub means you can flexibly study—you’ll have access to live tutorials, recorded lectures and online learning materials wherever you are. But we still make sure you’ll receive face-to-face support throughout your studies, with in-person teaching scheduled three times per term at a BPP University study center.


Required degree level

  • GCSE or equivalent
  • A level/CILEX level 3 or equivalent

Years of experience

  • no work experience required

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999