Paralegal Apprentice - £8.50/hour FIRST DISPUTE MANAGEMENT LIMITED

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal Apprentice at a Solicitors firm in the heart of Manchester City Centre. The company are looking for a conscientious and hardworking individual to join their professional and friendly team. Apply now for a dynamic opportunity in law!

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

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Closing date: 17 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday BETWEEN the hours of 8.00am - 6.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 May 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

The purpose of the role is to support the legal team by efficiently managing case files, handling data accurately, fostering communication with clients and colleagues, and providing overall assistance to ensure smooth operations within the legal department.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Open case files using our bespoke case management system
  • Manage data with integrity and initiative
  • Collate and review essential documents
  • Scan/Copy new documents
  • Communicate and build a rapport with clients, colleagues and peers
  • Liase with clients and third parties via email and telephone
  • Draft emails, correspondence and forms to a high standard
  • Provide assistance to Paralegals
  • Organise and prioritise workloads
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • Work within a team and under your own initiative
  • Complete ad-hock tasks
  • Review legal documents for quality, consistency and content

Company Benefits:

  • 20 Days holiday + bank holidays
  • Perfect city centre location
  • Company pension
  • Fantastic friendly and professional environment
  • Excellent ongoing training and support
  • Great opportunities for career progression and development
  • Dress down Fridays

The training you will be getting

Paralegal Level 3 standard:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Providing Legal Services

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunities for advancement to Paralegal roles are available, with potential for Training Contracts for suitable candidates demonstrating commitment and capability. Advancement prospects are open to individuals showing promise and dedication.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 x GCSEs including Maths and English (Grade 9-4/A*-C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 x A Levels (Grade A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

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About the employer

FDM Solicitors is a busy multi-disciplinary practice based in Manchester City Centre who specialise in housing disrepair and financial mis-selling. The firm is currently undergoing a period of substantial growth and we are seeking ambitious and confident paralegals to join our rapidly expanding Housing Disrepair department.







M2 7LE

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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


Sabina Adam

07566 289 979

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link through to the Get My First Job Website where you will be required to register your details as well as upload a copy of your CV

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 May 2024