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Solicitor Apprenticeship 2023
Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning
almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our
in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing
exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted
adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and
governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please
visit our website: https://www.ashurst.com/.
In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements,
Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants
accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will
undertake professional verification and background checks. These
checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our
legal and regulatory obligations.
Role: Solicitor Apprentice
Reporting to: Supervisor
Hours of work: 9.30 a.m - 5.30 p.m
Starting salary: £24,000 per annum
The Ashurst solicitor apprenticeship is an exciting alternative
route to qualification as a solicitor in England & Wales outside
of our training contract.
The programme is designed to help school leavers kick-start their
career as a solicitor with a structured learning programme.
Alongside studying part-time with The University of Law one day a
week, you will gain hands-on experience of a wide range of legal
work. This qualification cleverly combines the legal knowledge
required for a new entrant into the legal profession with the more
technical demands expected of a junior lawyer.
The programme is structured around the level 7 solicitor
apprenticeship, which includes an LLB (Hons) degree and solicitors
qualifying exams. It takes approximately six years to complete and
all study fees will be funded by the firm.
We will invest the time and resources into ensuring our
apprentices are fully equipped with the tools for success in the
legal sector. In return, we expect commitment, motivation and a
genuine interest in helping our clients. Apprentices will be
allocated a supervisor to provide them with quality training and
opportunities to develop, as well as feedback and guidance.
We are now recruiting for solicitor apprentices to start in
September 2023. The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 17
February 2023. To apply, please submit an online application form.
Exact responsibilities will depend on the department you join, but
the types of tasks you can expect to carry out include:
File opening and closure on case management system
Producing correspondence and reports as required
Preparing files and bundles
Handling telephone communication from colleagues and clients
Assisting fee earners with case load subject to close supervision
Carrying out basic legal and business research
Assisting Partners and Associates with various tasks
Ensuring confidentiality and security of all firm and client
documentation, data and information
Assisting in the overall efficient running of the team
Attending departmental training sessions
General administration duties such as e-filing, photocopying and scanning
As you gain more experience you will be given more
responsibility such as attending client meetings, producing
attendance notes and running parts of files
Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are
carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements
and internal policies
The apprenticeship will be delivered by a combination of online
and face-to-face training from The University of Law, as well as
on-the-job learning. Assessment for the Apprenticeship includes
exams, coursework and a portfolio of evidence.
The University of Law - Learning Provider
The University of Law is one of the UK's leading providers of
legal education and training, and has trained more legal
professionals at different stages of their careers than anyone else.
Essential skills & qualities:
Academic entry requirements:
In order to enrol onto the degree apprenticeship with The
University of Law you will need to have obtained 3 A Levels at Grade
C or above (or equivalent) as well as 5 GCSEs (including Maths and
English) at grade C/4 or above. You do not need to have studied law
Good IT Literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Office
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Excellent organisation and time management skills
Excellent attention to detail
Personal qualities required:
In addition to a keen interest in the law, applicants must also be: