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An Apprenticeship is an on-the-job training programme combining practical training with study.
As an apprentice you’ll:
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You’ll be supervised at work by your day-to-day manager or supervisor. They’ll be there to monitor your work and generally guide you during your apprenticeship.
Your academic training will be overseen by a training provider. CILEx Law School is the training provider for the Business Administration, Paralegal and Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeships. The Sheffield College is the training provider for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) apprenticeship.
The training provider will also assess your progress in developing the workplace skills, or competences, to the standards required by the apprenticeship.
You may have heard the phrase 'earn while you learn' being used with apprenticeships 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 this. You earn a salary, gain a qualification and gain valuable work experience all at the same time.
Yes, the minimum requirements are as follows:
*If using the numbered grading system, this corresponds to 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4. For more information on how these grades are changing, visit the gov.uk website.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone if the content of the programme means that they will 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.
If you have a Law degree, you can apply for the Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeship. In this case, you’ll be exempt from studying the law subject modules of the apprenticeship - you’ll only need to study the legal practice and professional skills modules.
You’ll be given half or one day per week for your studies during term-time – this varies depending upon the apprenticeship and qualification you are undertaking. We work closely with the training provider to ensure you’re progressing and will achieve the required standards by the end of your apprenticeship.
All our apprentices have a starting salary of £18,109 in London and £15,743 in our other offices. This is reviewed in July each year.
Your contract will be a fixed-term contract, depending on the apprenticeship you choose:
We would expect to offer you a permanent job in the role you’ve trained in.
You can apply on our careers page between 5th March and 9th April 2018, by submitting your CV and answering a few questions regarding your interest in apprenticeships. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre in June. For the paralegal and Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeships, there is an additional stage of a video interview in May.
If you have any further questions, please send these to IMApprenticeships@IrwinMitchell.com.
Applications are now open until the 9th April.
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