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Paralegal Apprenticeship with Cripps LLP CRIPPS LLP

Cripps is one of the country’s leading legal practices serving corporate, real estate and private clients. Headquartered in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with an office in London, the firm offers a dedicated, integrated team of more than 430 people to deliver exceptional service to its clients.

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Closing date: 10 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Times to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000121494

  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are seeking Paralegal Apprentices to join our paralegal team, based in our Tunbridge Wells office.

As a Paralegal Apprentice, you will complete the BPP Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services. Your apprenticeship will be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from BPP University Law School and on-the-job learning. The two year programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to perform a wide range of tasks required of a paralegal working in legal practice.

You will be supporting a high performing team of paralegals in servicing the wider legal teams, including real estate, corporate and private client divisions. You will experience a broad variety of legal work within a knowledgeable and supportive team. Initially assisting with administrative tasks, as you progress through your apprenticeship there will be an element of fee earning work, process management and drafting legal and transactional documents.

MAIN DUTIES:

  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls with clients, other solicitors and third parties
  • Responsibility for ensuring deadlines are managed and achieved
  • Drafting legal and transactional documents for clients
  • Legal research
  • Participating in data room management and due diligence projects
  • Assisting with projects
  • Assisting with finance tasks

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

As a Paralegal Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services which can afford you exemptions from the first two years of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from and on-the-job learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the paralegal apprenticeship, where possible, we would seek to offer you a position as a paralegal at the firm. There may also be the opportunity to further your career through our solicitor apprenticeship scheme. The solicitor apprenticeship scheme allows an apprentice to qualify as a solicitor on completion of a six-year apprenticeship, including the two years served as a paralegal apprentice.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 including English & Maths (Grade 4 or C and above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A-D) Essential

About the employer

Cripps is one of the country’s leading legal practices serving corporate, real estate and private clients. With offices in Kent and London, the firm offers a flexible team of around 450 people focused on delivering exceptional service to its clients. Our lawyers genuinely care about what they do; they have the imagination to achieve the best outcomes for clients; and, they want to make the client-adviser experience as enjoyable as possible. Whether acting for a real estate investor, a fast-growing business or a private individual, the approach is the same – making the client’s objectives our own. Internationally, the firm has a strong network of trusted legal advisers to support clients with cross-border interests.

Employer

CRIPPS LLP

Address

Number 22 Mount Ephraim

Tunbridge Wells

TN4 8AS

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Training

Training provider

BPP UNIVERSITY LIMITED

Contact

Sally Collins

recruitmentsally@bpp.com

Apprenticeship standard

Paralegal

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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 apprenticeshipapplications@bpp.com if you have any queries or would like more details.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Mar 2023