Conveyancing technician – Higher Apprenticeship
Job roles: Conveyancing technician
Conveyancing technicians support a licensed conveyancer or solicitor in dealing with legal matters relating to the transfer of ownership during the buying and selling of land or property.
Every property transaction is unique and you will work closely with clients who are the buyers and sellers of property and often also a lending institution. This is an entry-level role and is suitable for candidates of all ages, including those new to the sector with no legal qualifications. Conveyancing technicians work under the direct supervision of an authorised person, such as a licensed conveyancer, solicitor or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
As an apprentice you will gain a basic knowledge of the principles of law that apply to conveyancing and be able to understand the importance of regulatory arrangements, consumer and lender requirements. Your day-to-day tasks will probably involve managing a range of small, standard, non-complex conveyancing transactions as a fee-earner, working in compliance with your firm’s policies and procedures.
Completion of this apprenticeship will enable you to build a professional career in property law and work on a standard range of property and land transactions.
The minimum duration of this apprenticeship is one year, although candidates who are new to the sector and have no previous legal qualifications may take up to three years to complete the apprenticeship.
The full apprenticeship standard is available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-standard-conveyancing-technician
Qualification: Level 4 (Higher Apprenticeship)