Solicitor Apprentice - Commercial Property Department Howes Percival LLP

You’re the kind of person who is keen to get on with your life. You’ve worked hard at school or college and are ready to apply your energy and passion to a new challenge. A legal apprenticeship with Howes Percival is a great alternative to university.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Researching property law and case law
  • Carrying out legal due diligence on properties
  • Assisting solicitors with various tasks during the course of a property transaction
  • Drafting correspondence, legal reports and legal documents under supervision
  • Dealing with post completion formalities such as Land Registry applications

The training you will be getting

  • Our training provider is BPP University and during your first 2 years you will work towards a Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
  • You’ll spend 4 days per week working for us and 1 day a week studying with the training provider
  • You will be assigned a supervisor who will work with you on a daily basis assigning you tasks and giving training and feedback

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once complete, you'll carry on to complete the 4 year Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship
  • You’ll achieve a law degree and the assessment following this is the Solicitors Qualifying Exam

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent A-Levels (Grade 120 or more UCAS points) Essential

About the employer

Howes Percival is a client-orientated law firm with an amazing culture and a strong recognition of the value of teams. We are committed to supporting our local communities and we offer Apprenticeships within both legal and support teams across East Anglia and East Midlands.


Howes Percival LLP


Nene House

4 Rushmills




Katy Tebbutt

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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 3 (A level)

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

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