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Solicitor Apprentice with Lewis Silkin LLP Lewis Silkin Llp

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to advise companies on their biggest and most cutting-edge legal issues? As a Solicitor Apprentice with Lewis Silkin, you’ll learn how to do just that.

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

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm, You will spend one day per week studying for your LLB (Hons) Law and Practice and preparing for your SQE 1 and 2 exams with our training provider, BPP.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    6 years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

As a Solicitor Apprentice at Lewis Silkin, you’ll learn what it takes to be an excellent lawyer. You’ll be in the office four days a week, and you will spend one day a week studying for your LLB (Hons) Law and Practice. By the end of the six years you’ll be a fully qualified solicitor, ready to advise your clients on a broad range of legal issues.

What will you do?

You will rotate through our two business divisions: Creators, Makers and Innovators (CMI) and Employment, Immigration and Reward (EIR) - sitting within legal practice groups such as Employment, Immigration, Brands & Intellectual Property, Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Real Estate.

Our CMI division works for innovative and brand-focused businesses from start-ups to multinationals. In this team, you’ll develop an understanding of the industries in which our clients operate and will gain experience across a wide range of legal services. Over time, this may see you supporting on commercial and real estate deals, learning about clients’ trademarks and IP rights, or diving into the world of dispute resolution.

In our Employment, Immigration and Reward Division (EIR), we offer an unrivalled service supporting clients on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally. We are one of the top-ranked law firms for this kind of work, so it’s no surprise that we work for many of the world’s leading businesses. You’ll work with the team to support clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.


As you gain experience, your duties and level of responsibility will increase. We will provide you with full training, and you will work closely with your supervisor to develop your skills and make sure you fulfil your potential.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Attending meetings and taking notes when requested
  • Supporting members of your team in administrative tasks including diary management
  • Carrying out document management including filing, binding and bundling
  • Conducting research when required
  • Liaising with clients in a professional manner
  • Getting to know Lewis Silkin’s business and your team

As you progress, you will get involved with:

  • More complex research tasks
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Working on more technical transactions
  • Developing skills such as client service and negotiation

To find out more about Lewis Silkin and the Solicitor Apprenticeship programme please visit our website

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A good eye for detail
  • Strong organisation and time management abilities
  • Creative thinking and analytical skills

Personal qualities

  • An excellent team player
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Motivated with a strong commitment to learning
  • Desire to provide excellent client service

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 A Levels totalling 128 UCAS points (A, B, B) in addition to 5 GCSEs grades 9 - 4 (A*-C) including English and maths or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

  • Once you've finished your six-year apprenticeship with Lewis Silkin, you'll be a fully qualified solicitor in England and Wales and will be considered for a newly qualified solicitor role with us

Things to consider

  • Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s)
  • BPP have a dedicated team who support students with disabilities, learning difficulties, health conditions and wellbeing. Please contact us at if you have any queries or would like more information

About the employer

Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Dublin and Hong Kong. With 60 partners and more than 340 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions: The Employment, Immigration and Reward (EIR) and the Creators, Makers and Innovators (CMI).

At Lewis Silkin, we pride ourselves on delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way. Our mission is simple: we strive to do the best for our clients, our people and the communities in which we operate. If you enjoy working in a team and providing excellent service, we’d like to hear from you.

From the moment you join us, you will be actively involved in Lewis Silkin life. Not only will you be given interesting, challenging, and varied work, you will also be getting hands-on training, a chance to work with some of our big-name clients, and most importantly, made to feel a key member of the team.

So, what do you stand to gain? Friends, invaluable experiences, skills, academic training and a great start to your career as a solicitor.


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION LIMITED


Beth 0161 244 6471

  • As a Solicitor apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship at levels 4, 5 and 6 will enable you to be awarded an LLB (Hons) and Legal Practice, from BPP
  • Your Level 7 apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face from BPP [alongside our award-winning internal training]. Coupled with the on-the-job learning, completion of the apprenticeship will lead to obtaining your solicitor qualification
  • The apprenticeship standard is based on the SRA’s Statement of Solicitor Competence. Achievement of the standard and the associated apprenticeship assessment plan will satisfy the SRA’s regulatory framework for qualification as a solicitor, subject to the SRA’s usual tests of character and suitability

Apprenticeship standard


Level 7 (Master's degree)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022