Paralegal Apprenticeship - Stephens Scown (Exeter) Stephens Scown

We are seeking Paralegal Apprentices to join Stephens Scown in either our Exeter or Truro office to start as soon as possible. A great opportunity to develop your career, gain hands on experience whilst studying towards a recognised qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,000.00 - £12,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.15pm including 1 hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Initial training will be in the workings of a legal office and the general principles of English law.  You will then concentrate on the work carried out within your team. This will include, but will not be limited to, the main responsibilities given below.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You will be working and training in one of our busy legal teams supporting Partners, Fee Earners and Secretaries
  • You will have the opportunity to attend client meetings with other lawyers in the team
  • To make and receive telephone calls so as to provide updates of information to relevant parties as required.
  • To prepare and process correspondence and documents through word processing.
  • To assist with the preparation and collation of correspondence and reports.
  • To ensure that an effective filing system is maintained.
  • To assist with the dispatch of outgoing correspondence and enclosures.
  • To ensure the confidentiality and security of the firm’s and client documentation and information
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so.

The ideal candidate will have the confidence to deal with various individuals and groups. You will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the-job experience. You will need to be a team player, reliable, adaptable, conscientious, and able to work to instructions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Ability to work with technology
  • Ability to work in a business environment
  • Customer service skills
  • Practical ability
  • Ability to work within the physical nature of the job 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word
  • Use of Email/Internet

Personal qualities


  • Team Player
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Confident
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Analytical
  • Resilient
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements
  • Mature attitude
  • Ability to deal with sensitive personal client situations effectively


  • Planner/thinking ahead
  • Leadership skills

Qualifications required


  • GCSE grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English.
  • 3 A Levels grade C or above.

Future prospects

CILEx Law School has strong employer links within this industry sector and following on from successful completion of this apprenticeship there may be the opportunity for progression onto Chartered Legal Executive training.

Things to consider

Reality Check: If you will be required to commute, then please carefully consider the cost and time involved before applying for the role. Other Information: • This is a monthly paid post and you are required to work a month in hand and you will be entitled to receive statutory minimum annual leave. The salary will be between £10,000.00 - £12,000.00 ] per annum] • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding.

About the employer

Stephens Scown - We are UK Law Firm of the Year as recognised in the British Legal awards and proud to be the highest ranked law firm in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For, for the second year running – it’s a great environment to work in! We’re a law firm with a regional focus, but all the benefits of a big city rival. Passionate about the South West, we specialise in industries common throughout the region – green energy, food and drink, tourism, mining and more. But we also help businesses with a whole range of corporate and commercial affairs, as well as having a major private client and family law practice. We have band 1 Chambers rankings across four practice areas. We take great pride in our corporate responsibility and our commitment to the local communities in which we work guides our approach to business.


Stephens Scown


Curzon House

Southernhay West



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Training provider

  • Job-specific training through working alongside experienced staff
  • A competency based units to demonstrate you have the skills required to carry out the job. These are assessed by breaking down the contents of the jobs within your specific occupation into tasks called units of competences and will be measured through observations, assessments and witness testimony.
  • A technical qualification that includes theoretical knowledge required in an occupation and underpins the knowledge required for the competencies.
  • Functional Skills (Literacy, Numeracy) Dependent on your prior attainment you may need to be assessed in a literacy and numeracy skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.  Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Possible Enhancements

Your academic and competency training will be through CILEx Law School. CILEx Law School provide effective and accessible training for a wide range of professional and vocational legal qualifications. Our emphasis is on quality, innovation, and flexibility in course delivery, coupled with excellence in customer service. We are wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and have been delivering legal training for 30 years.

Legal services organisations are increasingly using CILEx Law School training to develop support staff into fee earning roles including through the new legal apprenticeships. For more information please visit our website -

Apprenticeship standard

Law > Paralegal

Training provider

CILEx Law School

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CILEX LAW SCHOOL

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Oct 2017