Legal Apprentice with Kennedys Law Kennedys

This is fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company and have the opportunity to work with experienced employees and develop your future career.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £307.65

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2018

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001310128

  • Positions

    2 available

Our paralegal apprenticeships are designed to help springboard you into a successful career in the legal world by providing you with a mixture of studying and learning within the workplace.

In addition to a dedicated supervisor at Kennedys, you’ll have a personal tutor and student manager at BPP, to ensure that you have all the support you need at work and with your studies.

Main duties will include:

  • Carry out document management including requests, scanning, faxing and filing.
  • Carry out any photocopying, binding and bundling as required Produce standard correspondence as required.
  • Hand deliver documents to court and other offices when required.
  • Handle telephone communication from internal colleagues and external clients.
  • Assist fee earners with caseload, subject to close supervision, working efficiently, effectively and economically.
  • Open and close legal files on Kennedys case management system.
  • Carry out basic legal research, under supervision, when requested.
  • Liaise with clients in a professional manner.
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of all firm and client documentation, data and information.
  • Assist and co-operate in the overall efficient running of the Team by liaising with other partners, fee earners and support staff in the Team and contributing to Team meetings and exchanging information and ideas.
  • To comply with all necessary training and any work associated with it.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Competent Microsoft Word skills
  • Competent Excel Word skills

Personal qualities

  • Personable
  • Punctual
  • Organised
  • Great attention to detail

Qualifications required

Minimum AAB at A Level and 8 GCSES A*-C or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

We are offering the Level 3 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services, which is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate university degree. As an apprentice, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge required for a paralegal or litigation assistant role here at Kennedys. Following this, apprentices that would like to continue their learning may have the opportunity to join the Level 7 apprenticeship, which enables you to gain an LLB (Hons) degree in legal practice and could ultimately lead to you qualifying as a solicitor.

About the employer

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.

Employer

Kennedys

Address

35 Newhall Street

Birmingham

B3 3PU

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Training provider

As a Paralegal Apprentice with BPP Apprenticeships, 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 which can afford you exemptions from the first year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship (providing Contract Law was chosen as the elective module). 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.

Apprenticeship standard

Law > Paralegal

Training provider

BPP Holdings Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BPP Professional Education

Contact

Emily Rodrigues 0161 244 6336 emilyrodrigues@bpp.com


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2018