Solicitor Apprenticeship Taylor Wessing Services Ltd

Our six-year programme has been designed to help you hit the ground running from day one. You'll work towards an LLB (Hons) Law degree and a Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship. Each week you'll spend four days working in a practice area on client cases , with one day studying with our training provider, University of Law (ULaw).

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

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £25,000.00

    In-house GP service, Cycle to work scheme, Life assurance, income protection and critical illness cover, Group personal pension plan, Technology & travel loans, Retail discounts, 25 days holiday and a bonus day in December

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm. May be required to work evenings.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 7 (Master's degree)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000220029

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Years 1 to 4
You'll spend each year in a different practice area to experience working with our lawyers. You'll be given a dedicated supervisor and buddy who'll support and help you understand each area of law. 

Years 5 and 6
Supported by our trainee solicitors you'll rotate through four practice areas, some of which you may've already worked in during your first four years, enabling you to further build your skills and knowledge. You'll be provided with a dedicated supervisor and buddy throughout your final two-year journey.

We’re defined by the advice we offer to our clients. You’ll need to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of how business works, and how to apply it in real life.

From internal projects through to supporting clients, communication and teamwork will be at the heart of your role at Taylor Wessing. You’ll need great negotiation skills, and we'll expect you to work collaboratively, supporting and advising your colleagues as required.

Balancing a variety of pressing cases and client demands, along with your studies, you’ll need great time management skills and be able to plan for any contingency.

Being an apprentice will require you to juggle studying and working. We look for individuals who demonstrate a commitment to both. You'll have to be focused, committed, and ready to stay motivated, even in the face of challenging legal and academic issues.

The training you will be getting

You'll work towards an LLB (Hons) Law degree and a Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship. Each week you'll spend four days working in a practice area on client cases, with one day studying with our training provider, University of Law (ULaw). 

Years 1 to 4
You'll cover the following with ULaw: Common Law Method and Ethics, Public Law, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, Criminal Law, Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues, Land Law, Real Estate, Business Law, Equity and Trusts, Access to Justice and Legal Services, Criminal Litigation and Evidence and Civil Dispute Resolution.

Years 5 and 6
Studying the SQE with ULaw, you'll cover Business Law, Wills & Succession, SQE 1 Preparation, Skills Portfolio, SQE 1 Bootcamp and Examination, SQE Preparation and Examination, and key practice areas.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following successful completion of the six-year Apprenticeship programme training and exams, you'll have earned an LLB (Hons) Law degree and be a qualified solicitor. Our aim is to offer successful lawyers a newly qualified role in a practice area of their choice.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Studied 7 GCSEs (including Maths and English) (Grade 6 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subjects (Grade AAB or above) Essential

About the employer

Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. We’re the law firm for the game changers; the smart thinkers; the groundbreakers. As a Top 20 law firm, we act as legal advisors to the world's most innovative people and businesses. We partner with start-ups as they change the game. And we support our people to unlock their potential and go as far as their ambition takes them.

Employer

Taylor Wessing Services Ltd

Address

Hill House

1 Little New Street

London

EC4A 3JR

Contact

Early talent team

graduate@taylorwessing.com

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Training

Training provider

THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW LIMITED

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

Solicitor

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

You'll be required to submit an online application. Our application window will be open between 1 January and 1 March. After screening your application, successful applicants will be asked to complete an online test. Successful candidates from stages one and two will be invited to attend an assessment centre, which will take place in our office in May. You'll take part in a commercial exercise, an interview, and a verbal reasoning test.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2024