Paralegal Apprentice - £22,000 Financial Conduct Authority

An amazing opportunity where as a Paralegal Apprentice you will work alongside integrated teams of investigators and legal professionals to identify criminal misconduct. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 3 qualification.

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

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Closing date: 10 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Reviewing and assessing material gathered during investigations using a digital evidence management system and applying document descriptions in accordance with the requirements of the relevant criminal legislation and FCA policy.
  • Assisting in the creation of schedules of unused material in preparation for trial.
  • Assisting the team in ensuring that case files and records are accurately and efficiently maintained, including document scheduling, archiving and retrieval in line with FCA policy and procedures.
  • Drafting documents, including correspondence, memos and minutes.
  • Timely and accurate complex document preparation including photocopying, collation, pagination, labelling and listing.
  • Maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with colleagues in other business areas and with external bodies.

As part of the apprentice programme you will benefit from:

  • Having a varied and interesting workload, dealing with a wide range of people across the FCA.
  • Building knowledge around disclosure requirements and practices.
  • Gaining an understanding of your department’s work and its important role in achieving the FCA's goals.
  • Being part of a committed team utilising their legal and/or administrative skills in the context of interesting and high-profile criminal and dual track cases.
  • Participating in investigative and legal training.
  • Developing paralegal skills to a high standard, to enhance and develop your legal analysis and judgement skills.

Company Benefits:

Career and family leave, flexible working options, a minimum of 25 days’ holiday, a non-contributory pension, private healthcare, interest-free season ticket loans, a subsidised on-site fitness centre (London only), a subsidised restaurant, charity and volunteering initiatives, sports and social clubs, a reflection and multi-faith room and free eye tests.

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

Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard 

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We encourage and support those apprentices who successfully complete their professional qualification and apprenticeship programme to secure a permanent role at the FCA. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 2 x A Levels (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our apprentices and expects our employer partners to share this commitment and to take appropriate steps to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

About the employer

There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole.


Financial Conduct Authority


12 Endeavour Square



E20 1JN

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Training provider



Sabina Adam

07566 289 979

Apprenticeship standard


Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 10 Apr 2023