Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

  • Law


Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bryan Cave combined in 2018. The result? A global law firm with 1,400 lawyers across 32 offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
It’s one of the biggest transatlantic mergers to date. Together, we’re shaking up the legal space with our groundbreaking thought leadership, market-leading solutions and collaborative culture.
For the modern world, we want modern thinkers. This is why our law firm was built to evolve beyond more archaic structures. As a fully integrated international team, we provide clients with clear, connected legal advice across time zones.
More than that, this is where technology meets law. Innovation meets experience. Challenging work meets global impact. And outstanding minds meet true collaboration. Join us as a legal apprentice and you’ll work on the most complex legal matters, finding the kind of cutting-edge solutions that have seen us win a host of innovation awards. If you share our ambition, this is a truly rewarding future.

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, enabling you to gain an industry wide recognised qualification, valuable work experience and a salary at the same time.

The purpose of this role is to support Paralegals and Lawyers with transactional work on a wide range of legal matters, which will include commercial property, corporate, commercial and litigation.

School leaver opportunities


Manchester Legal Apprenticeship

This role provides a great opportunity to start your career in law whilst in parallel obtaining a recognised qualification. You will be exposed to top-quality legal matters, developing both your legal knowledge and commercial awareness. Our rotation-based programme provides you with the opportunity to work across a number of our departments and with colleagues across the firm.

Future career prospects include progression on to the Solicitor apprenticeship, working as a qualified Paralegal or other suitable roles. You’ll be here to shape your career, as well as gain on-the-job experience

As a Legal Apprentice with BPP University, you will complete the Paralegal apprenticeship at Level 3. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services. Progression onto the Solicitor apprenticeship awards you exemptions from the first two years of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from BPP University Law School and on-the-job learning.

If you want to learn more about our Manchester Apprenticeship programme, download our brochure here.


Salary & benefits

  • £16,500
  • Dedicated study day
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance





3 A Levels grades A*-C and 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English and or equivalent qualifications.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good organisational skills, attention to detail and prioritisation skills
  • Enthusiastic, committed and proactive
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality and diversity
  • Strong ’can-do’ attitude


To apply please complete an application form online via our website.

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