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Corporate Responsibility Administrator Apprenticeship Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley is a staunch proponent of law firm diversity and inclusion and has been a pioneer in creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. The purpose of the role is to support the HR & Diversity Director, Pro Bono Counsel, and Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Specialist with all Diversity, Pro Bono, CSR, and Sustainability matters.

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

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Flexibility on salary depending on experience.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm with some opportunity for overtime which will be paid. This is a hybrid role with a minimum of three days in the office after probationary period.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • To assist with local events programming and communications in order to raise awareness of initiatives such as Pride, International Women’s Day, Black History Month, etc. for the European offices.
  • To work with the Marketing team to monitor upcoming awards and flag potential submissions
  • To assist the Diversity and CR Specialist with diversity initiatives for trainee recruitment
  • To assist with Prime work experience programmes
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with diversity committees for the London office and globally, including collating and setting agendas and meeting minutes
  • To update related content. To include induction manuals, external webpages and intranet pages where appropriate
  • To assist with any ad-hoc diversity related projects

Corporate Responsibility:

  • To provide administrative support for the YMCA Flagship programme
  • To ensure that the CSR and volunteering tracker is kept up to date
  • To assist with coordination of annual fund raising events such as the Tour de Law and the London Legal Walk
  • To provide administrative support of the office’s environmental awareness group meetings and any subsequent communications/events
  • To provide admin support for any events held by the firm, including booking meeting rooms and organizing travel
  • To update related content. To include induction manuals, external webpages and intranet pages where appropriate
  • To assist with any ad-hoc CSR related projects

Pro Bono:

  • To support the administration of the firm’s pro bono projects by undertaking case management, maintaining records of pro bono matters, and working with lawyers and staff across the firm to understand and follow systems, guidance, and procedure
  • To assist with business development by carrying out new client due diligence, drafting letters of engagement and submitting new business forms
  • To support with communications by working with the marketing team to draft and update internal and external materials, supporting the preparation of proposals and presentations for a wide range of audiences, and responding to periodic and ad-hoc requests


  • To provide administrative support for the London and Global sustainability programme
  • To update related content. To include induction manuals, external webpages and intranet pages where appropriate
    To assist with collation of sustainability data

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

By the end of your apprenticeship you will have achieved Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Practitioner (Level 4).

The training provider is LDN Apprenticeships and the training will be entirely on the job.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

CSR and Diversity roles within any corporate environment as well as law firms.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5) Essential

About the employer

We are proud to offer lawyers and professional staff myriad opportunities to apply their talents toward important, challenging projects on a global stage. Our culture of collegiality attracts people with diverse skills and backgrounds who are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. Sidley has built an inclusive, collegiate culture firmwide. We strive to maintain an environment focused on teamwork and cooperation. Given our relatively small size, the London office has a relaxed, down-to-earth friendliness that you may not find elsewhere in the City. Lawyers and support staff at all levels treat each other with a friendly and genuine respect and value the skills and knowledge that each team member brings to the table. We are located in a distinctive development at 70 St. Mary Axe with panoramic views across London. Based in the in the heart of the City and close to Liverpool Street station with all the area has to offer - fantastic restaurants and bars, shopping and sporting facilities. You’ll find a great social scene within the office, with organised events including seasonal parties and charitable team activities.


Sidley Austin LLP


70 St. Mary Axe



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply for the apprenticeship via our Recruitment Portal by submitting your CV and a supporting letter outlining a key societal issue and discussing how this issue should be tackled (500 words max for the supporting letter). Once you have submitted your application, please email your supporting letter to Katy Webb on

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2023