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An apprenticeship is an on-the-job training programme that mixes practical training with academic study.
Your exact tasks will depend on which apprenticeship you choose, but as an apprentice you will:
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You’ll be supervised at work by your day-to-day manager or supervisor. They’ll monitor your work and generally guide you during your apprenticeship.
CILEx Law School will oversees your academic training and monitor your progress as you develop the workplace skills needed for your qualification.
You may have heard the phrase 'earn while you learn' and that is one of the main benefits of an apprenticeship.
If you’re eager to start work but also want to continue your studies, an apprenticeship allows you to do both. You earn a salary, gain a qualification, and gain valuable work experience all at the same time.
The qualifications you need to apply for an apprenticeship are:
You’ll also need to be…
Our apprenticeships are open to anyone if they’ll be learning a substantially new skill. So, if you have a degree in History, for example, you’d be eligible to apply for any of the programmes we offer.
You’ll either get a half or a full day per week to study during term time, depending on which apprenticeship you do.
We work closely with your training provider to help you progress and achieve the standards needed to earn your qualification.
You’ll have a starting salary of £16,289 or £18,928 if you’re at our London office. We’ll then review your salary in July each year.
You’ll also have access to our employee benefits.
The length of your fixed-term contract depends on the apprenticeship you choose:
Your apprenticeship is your first step on a fulfilling career as a professional in your chosen area.
Many people accept full-time roles at Irwin Mitchell after completing their apprenticeship. We’ll help you develop your skills further and you’ll have opportunities to advance to more senior positions.
Wherever your career takes you, you’ll have an industry-recognised qualification and training from one of the UK’s top law firms as proof of your skills and knowledge.
2019 applications are now closed. Check back later for details about 2020 applications.
When applications are open, you can apply online through our recruitment training provider, CILEx Law School.
We’ll then invite a shortlist of candidates to a telephone interview. If successful, there will be a final stage interview held in July.
You can only apply to one of our apprenticeship opportunities once per year. If your application is unsuccessful this time around, you can apply again next year.
We’re happy to answer any other questions you might have about our apprenticeships. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch. If the query is about your application, then please email email@example.com.
Applications for 2019 apprenticeships are now closed.
Check back later for information about how to apply in 2020.
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