Solicitor Apprenticeship (Birmingham) Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is seeking to recruit Solicitor Apprentices to join our Birmingham office. This is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience working on real-life legal projects alongside experienced Solicitors, while also studying towards a fully sponsored LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice and Skills degree delivered by the University of Law.

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

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Closing date: 01 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    6 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Solicitor Apprentice, you will join a fast-paced, dynamic working environment where personal resilience and a willingness to learn are key to success. You will gain valuable experience from day 1 and then throughout the apprenticeship.

You will receive full training which will combine on-the-job learning and formal structured sessions to ensure you are fully equipped to succeed in the role.

Apprentices can expect to:

  • Be involved in client meetings
  • Assist Solicitors with legal matters
  • Conduct legal research
  • Draft correspondence and documents
  • Prepare files and bundles

As you progress in your role, you will be introduced to more advanced tasks to help you build a portfolio and work towards the level 7 qualification.

During your apprenticeship you will be supported by a supervisor (who is an experienced Solicitor) as well as a dedicated Early Talent Team. You will also get to join a network of fellow legal apprentices.

You will work as part of a friendly team, enjoying opportunities including sports activities, charity work, and meals out. You will also network with experienced Solicitors and become a valued member of the team. We will partner you with a buddy to help you settle into your new role and studies. The buddy will be one of our current Solicitor Apprentices who can share their own experience and help to answer any questions you may have.

You will have the opportunity to spend time in a number of our Practice Groups during the 6-year apprenticeship. In the final two years of the Solicitor Apprenticeship, you will join our Trainee Solicitor seat rotation when you will have four 6-month placements in different departments.

The training you will be getting

As a part of your apprenticeship, you will study towards a fully sponsored LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice and Skills degree delivered by the University of Law, the largest provider of legal education in the UK.

You will spend one day per week studying legal foundation subjects and skills modules and preparing for a range of assessments, including the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

You will also complete weekly tasks and receive regular feedback from your subject tutor, as well as meet with the Skills Coach to support your progress.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the Solicitor Apprenticeship and SQE, subject to SRA character and suitability assessment, you will become a qualified Solicitor and have a chance to join our Newly Qualified Solicitor recruitment process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Personal responsibility, Openness, Interest in business


GCSE or equivalent - Minimum 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English) (Grade C or 4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent - Minimum 3 A-Levels (Grade BBB or above) Essential

About the employer

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,800 employees operating from 27 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our expertise is recognised globally. In recent years we have achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and been counted among the most innovative law firms in Europe and Asia Pacific by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and technology, science and industry sectors. We are a Disability Confident and top Stonewall employer, a Valuable 500 member, a founding member of the Mindful Business Charter, signatory of the Race at Work Charter and a proud partner of Neurodiversity in Law. We encourage and value different ideas and styles of thinking. It’s with different perspectives that we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. It’s how we’ll deliver outstanding results today, and tomorrow. We’re proud to have been placed 18th amongst RateMyApprenticeship Best 100 Employers 2023-2024.


Pinsent Masons


55 Colmore Row


B3 2FG


Early Talent Team

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard


Level 7 (Master's degree)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the online application form to apply for this role. The applications will close at 11.59pm on 1st February 2024. Following the deadline, we will screen all applications and share the outcome with the candidates. Successful candidates will be invited to an in-person assessment centre which will take place in March/April 2024.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Feb 2024