Solicitor apprenticeship

Solicitor apprenticeship

Qualify as a solicitor through an apprenticeship and gain a professional legal qualification at degree level.

Solicitors are people who are legally qualified to act for another person in a court of law. Solicitors provide legal advice to clients, prepare deeds, manage cases, instruct counsel in higher courts and represent their clients in the lower courts.

As an apprentice solicitor you will learn to:

  • act ethically, with professionalism and judgement;
  • progress legal matters and transactions;
  • apply legal knowledge and commercial judgement to produce solutions which meet clients’ needs and address their commercial or personal circumstances;
  • use a full range of legal skills – research, interviewing and advising, advocacy;
  • negotiate, draft, communicate both orally and in writing;
  • establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with clients and other people; and
  • manage yourself and your own work effectively.

Successful completion of this apprenticeship will give you a professional legal qualification at degree level. The entry requirements are high though. As a minimum you will need to have five GCSEs, including maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent), plus three A-levels (or equivalent) at minimum grade C. You will also need to have obtained at least one of the following: relevant employer-led work experience; Level 3 (Advanced) apprenticeship in a relevant occupation; Level 4 (Higher Apprenticeship) in a relevant occupation; Paralegal apprenticeship; Legal executive apprenticeship; and/or a law degree or graduate diploma in law/legal practice course


Level 7 (Degree Apprenticeship)

Starting salary:

Varies according to employer

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