Legal Assistant/Paralegal Apprenticeship

SCOTT HYMAN & CO

OLDHAM, OL1 3AN

Closes in 5 days (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 27 June 2024


Summary

An exciting opportunity for a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Apprentice with a keen interest in conveyancing. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic legal environment.

Annual wage
£11,648 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Paralegal (level 3)
Hours
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 29 July

Duration

2 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 3 Paralegal 

Off the job training will take place with Oldham College one day a week

Where you’ll work

LANCASHIRE HOUSE

WINTERS CT

CHURCH LANE

OLDHAM

OL1 3AN

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

THE OLDHAM COLLEGE

Your training course

Paralegal (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • assist in administering procedures using most effective channels to progress caseloads.
  • conduct legal research using selected sources such as legal databases.
  • solve legal technical problems within their remit and escalating as needed.
  • present findings from legal research in line with organisational expectations.
  • assist in applying the principles of Law to stakeholder cases.
  • assist with legal matters and transactions within the organisation.
  • communicate using plain English to provide clarification and explanation of the legal process and standard legal terms.
  • organise and administer workflow such as legal files, case management and accounting systems to progress work within service level expectations.
  • carry out file management activities such as prepare and collate bundles, take and file accurate notes, close and review files, maintain databases and version control.
  • use a range of digital tools and technologies, for example to draft legal documents, conduct legal research, carry out data analysis and collaborate with others.
  • apply fraud protection measures and cyber security procedures in relation to transactions, keeping up to date with approaches.
  • undertake activities to ensure a clear picture of a stakeholder’s needs and risks throughout legal transactions.
  • assess risks and benefits to the stakeholder of different options and making recommendations to senior team members to ensure that they work in the stakeholders’ best interests.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 5 subjects including English and Maths (grade Grades 9-4 (A*-C))

    Desirable qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • 3 subjects (grade Grades 9-4 (A*-C))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental

    Other requirements

    Any prior study or coursework in law, legal studies, or a related field is advantageous.

    About this company

    We are a distinguished high street law firm specialising in property law.

    After this apprenticeship

    Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate may have the chance to secure a permanent paralegal role within our conveyancing team. This role provides a solid foundation for a rewarding and successful career in conveyancing.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    THE OLDHAM COLLEGE

    Deborah Wynn

    deborah.wynn@oldham.ac.uk

    01617853586

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260983.

    Apply now

    Closes in 5 days (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

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