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Solicitor Apprentice Essex County Council

The Solicitor Apprentice is a brand-new role within Essex County Council (commencing the Apprenticeship Standard at a Level 4 entry point). For this position you will be studying towards a Solicitor Apprentice Standard Level 7 via the University of Law. On completion of the apprenticeship, you will awarded an LLB in Legal Practice and Skills.

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

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    Starting salary will be the National Apprenticeship Wage, currently £4.81 per hour. After 12 months service the salary will increase to National Living Wage. With further increments during the apprenticeship tenure. Comprehensive benefits package

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week Core hours are 9am - 5pm As an "Anywhere Worker" the role will allow for home working, although there will be an expectation to work in the office.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000061360

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Across the 6 years you will be involved in up to 6 different placements in the service. In the first 2-3 years, you will carry out routine administrative tasks in the legal team – you’ll be exposed to various legal work and tasks as well as support such tasks at a secretarial level so you can build up your academic and professional skills set.

In the second 2-3 years as a Solicitor Apprentice, you will be undertaking trainee-level tasks. On a regular basis you will support the legal service in various aspects, including carrying out legal research, drafting legal documents and correspondence, taking instructions and identifying clients' requirements and goals under the supervision of a qualified Solicitor.

This position provides the work-based experience to compliment the learning-based elements of the Apprenticeship Framework and will offer you a supportive environment in which to gain a wealth of experience and transferable skills.

As a Solicitor Apprentice you will complete a comprehensive programme of training and development to obtain the required skills, knowledge, values, behaviours and competencies to be awarded an LLB in Legal Practice and Skills.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As a Solicitor Apprentice you'll spend 20% of your working week studying, with the remaining time being for you to undertake a comprehensive programme of training and development through planned placements throughout Essex Legal Services in order to gain a broad base of qualifying legal experience.

As a Solicitor Apprentice you will complete a comprehensive programme of training and development to obtain the required skills, knowledge, values, behaviours and competencies to be awarded an LLB in Legal Practice and Skills.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will awarded an LLB in Legal Practice and Skills and can continue your Legal career.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Law (Grade 4) Desired
A Level or equivalent Law (Grade C) Desired

About the employer

At Essex County Council, we look after a large, diverse, complex region of the country. But our approach to creating a place where individuals, families and communities can thrive.

Employer

Essex County Council

Address

County Hall

Market Road

Chelmsford

CM1 1QH

Contact

Entry to Work Team

work.placements@essex.gov.uk

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Training

Training provider

THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Solicitor

Level 7 (Master's degree)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply via Working for Essex, including a Supporting Statement.

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

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2022