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The VWV Solicitor Apprenticeship is a 6-year level 7 programme. We're passionate about opening up routes to qualification that celebrate the fact that we all learn differently. All of your tuition fees will be paid for, and you will earn a salary with a supportive firm that will really champion your development. Progressing legal matters and transactions, applying legal knowledge and commercial judgement to produce solutions which meet clients' needs.

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

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,500.00

    Salary to increase annually. Benefits include: annual leave, pension, health insurance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, bus & parking discounts, wellbeing & volunteering days, gym membership, other discounts.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (one day per week will be spent studying).

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000121471

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsibilities will vary and increase and evolve as you work through the apprenticeship, though initially you can expect to gain experience in general legal administrative work such as:

  • Legal contract management
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Answering client calls and attending client meetings
  • File opening and file closing
  • Preparing files and bundles
  • Legal research
  • Billing preparation
  • Photocopying and scanning

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

You will complete a Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship during which you will work towards gaining an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice. In the final two years of the apprnticeship you will also prepare for and take the Solicitor Qualification Exams. 

You will combine on-the-job training with guided, independent study and skills coaching delivered by the University of Law (ULaw). Four days a week will be spent working in one of our teams and one day will be allocated to study directed by ULaw. There is no obligation to attend ULaw's campus on your dedicated study day since all studying can be completed online. 

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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship will take six years to complete, however after 4 years you will have obtained an LLB (hons) in Legal Practice.

At the end of your apprenticeship, subject to satisfactory character and suitability, you will be a fully qualified solicitor, registered with the SRA. Where possible we prefer to retain our apprentices as permanent employees within our business.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in any five subjects including Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent in any three subjects (Grade CCC) Essential

About the employer

VWV is a full service, award-winning law firm with offices in London, Watford, Bristol & Birmingham. With around 500 employees, we're a sizeable firm that still continues to grow, known for its friendly and welcoming culture, where teamwork and collaboration is key.

Employer

VWV LLP

Address

Narrow Quay House

Narrow Quay

Bristol

BS1 4QA

Contact

Emma Colls

careers@vwv.co.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

You will be asked to complete a short application form and then be invited to record a video interview. The interview consists of three questions, with opportunities to practice before recording. Once we review all the video interviews then successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre and interview at our Bristol office in April.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2023