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Solicitor Apprenticeship STEPHENSON HARWOOD LLP

Our solicitor apprenticeship offers you an exciting opportunity to work on deals with international clients while also studying and working towards a level 7 solicitor apprenticeship standard. You’ll be part of a team of partners, associates, trainees and paralegals; you can expect to be helping our lawyers with a variety of tasks.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increases each year. Year 1 = £25,000 Year 2 = £30,000 Years 3 and 4 TBC Year 5 = £46,000 Year 6 = £51,000

  • Working week

    Monday - study day Tuesday - Friday contracted hours are 09.30 - 17.30. This may differ depending on how busy the team and workload are. You may be asked to work into the evening.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    72 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Monday will be your study day where you will work towards your degree and SQE qualification.

During the week, duties may vary according to the specialist area that the apprentice is based within. However, tasks may involve:

  • Carrying out factual and legal research
  • Assisting with the opening, progress and closing of matters
  • Reviewing documents
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Handling confidential information
  • Speaking to clients

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

Our apprentices will have one day a week (Monday) studying online at BPP University. During the first years of the apprenticeship, students will work towards getting a law degree.

In the final two years, the apprentices will work towards their SQE qualifications and, once passed, will be eligible to apply to become a qualified solicitor. This is a Level 7 qualification. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified, the solicitor apprentices will be able to apply for newly qualified associate roles, currently earning £90,000 per year.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working


A Level or equivalent Any (Grade ABB) Essential

About the employer

Stephenson Harwood is an international law firm with over 1100 people worldwide, including more than 190 partners. Our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients - listed and private companies, institutions and individuals.




1 Finsbury Circus




Beth Petch

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 7 (Master's degree)

Employer's Application Instructions

The application process is as follows: 1. Online application form. 2. Interview with HR. 3. Online written exercise checking attention to detail and commercial awareness. 4. Assessment day consisting of an interview with HR and a partner and a 10 minute presentation.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023