Paralegal Apprentice - Wimbledon CAPSTICKS SOLICITORS LLP

Our Paralegal and Legal Apprentices are integral to the running of our client teams. You are given responsibilities from day one, including helping partners and solicitors in all aspects of their casework. Supervision, support and relevant training will be provided

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week. 30 hour working week & 7.5 hour study time. Exact days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000228554

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Providing support to fee earners (Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals) in aspects of their casework
  • Developing and applying knowledge and understanding of the law and legal procedures and formalities relevant to the role
  • Conducting accurate and timely research, analysis and application of the relevant law
  • Drafting legal documentation and correspondence
  • Proof reading documents
  • Collating, indexing and redacting documents for bundles;
  • Preparing and drafting reports for clients
  • Supporting clients and witnesses throughout cases, including in Employment Tribunal hearings
  • Developing a good working knowledge of the key clients and contacts in their division
  • Taking responsibility for planning and organising workload effectively to deliver work in accordance with deadlines, expectations and costs estimate whilst also meeting quality standards
  • Complying with file management requirements and procedures for all matters
  • Applying a clear understanding of ethical concepts to work carried out
  • Responding to queries in a timely manner, always demonstrating courtesy and professionalism

Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • 3 A levels at BBC, T level at Merit, BTech Level 3 at DMM or equivalent (112 UCAS Points)
  • A willingness to learn and improve
  • Enthusiasm and initiative whilst undertaking responsibilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • An openness to step in to the unknown and adapt approach when necessary
  • A proactive approach to seeking guidance, support and to challenge where necessary

The training you will be getting

  • Paralegal Apprenticeship Level 3 qualification
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • This apprenticeship aligns with CILEX for CILEx Paralegal
  • This apprenticeship aligns with National Association of Licensed Paralegals for Paralegal Technician

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We expect our Paralegal Apprentices to progress on to the Solicitor Apprenticeship and subsequently qualify as solicitors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

A Level or equivalent Any (Grade BBC) Essential

About the employer

The Capsticks’ Employment and Pensions team is a growing team which provides strategic, ground-breaking and commercial advice to clients in the NHS, private healthcare, local government, emergency services, housing, charity, and social care sectors. We are also instructed by regulatory bodies, such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and Social Work England. We are the sole employment law provider for a number of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and we act for large social housing associations and for a range of emergency services clients, including various Police forces. We have an excellent track record in successfully defending complex Employment Tribunal cases, handling hundreds of claims each year ranging from unfair dismissal to multi day discrimination and whistle blowing cases. We also have a strong non-contentious employment practice advising on issues including TUPE transfers, re-structuring exercises and shared services arrangements; and a dedicated Pensions team. We are friendly, approachable and supportive, encouraging our team to develop and gain new skills to move forward with their careers.

Employer

CAPSTICKS SOLICITORS LLP

Address

One St. Georges Road Wimbldon

London

SW19 4DR

Contact

Hamza Bostan

hamza.bostan@capsticks.com

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Training

Training provider

BPP PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 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

Paralegal

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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Mar 2024