Legal Apprentice

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  • Employer Kennedys Law LLP
  • Job type Higher Apprenticeships
  • Salary £15,750 (regional), £18,500 (London)
  • Deadline 28/02/2017

  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, London, Chelmsford, Cambridge and Taunton
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 09/12/2016

The Firm

Kennedy’s is a growing international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. We have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields. Our team handles both contentious and non-contentious legal services for many industries including: Insurance and reinsurance; Healthcare; Construction; Transport; Maritime and International trade; Rail and Aviation. In addition we have an active company and commercial practice specialising in commercial disputes, banking and finance, contracts, corporate recovery, procurement, property and regulation. We have a strong workplace team who specialise in employment, health and safety and environment matters. Our global network enables us to meet the current and future needs of our clients, the insurance market and the aspirations of our people.

The Role

The Paralegal Apprenticeship Scheme at Kennedys will give you an introduction to Law.

The scheme will combine learning with working in one of our legal teams helping to build legal knowledge and the skills required to work in a legal environment.

You can expect to be helping lawyers with their caseload.

Typical tasks include: liaising with experts; proposing instructions; chasing for reports and comments; researching case law; opening new matters and taking witness statements.

Kennedys recognises and rewards hard work and therefore apprentices can expect to start on a competitive salary of £15,750 - £18,500 per annum depending on location.

Additionally, you will have one day per week to use as study leave, in order to focus on the learning side of your apprenticeship. This will include a mixture of interactive webinars, and face-to-face study sessions.

This apprenticeship will give you an excellent start to your career in law, with plenty of opportunities available upon completion.

Kennedys has been recruiting legal apprentices since 2012 - click the following link to see what our current and former apprentices have to say about working at Kennedys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ts0eZnqd80

Future prospects

Once the two-year apprenticeship has finished, there may be an opportunity to join the Solicitor apprenticeship scheme to continue your professional development and training. This could ultimately lead to you qualifying as a Solicitor.

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