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Law apprenticeships A modern route into the legal profession

Our apprenticeship programme provides a modern and cost-effective way of qualifying as a solicitor. You'll earn while you learn and pick up skills that will help you to quickly progress in your legal career.

What is a legal apprenticeship?

A legal apprenticeship offers a pathway to entering the legal profession by blending practical employment at a law firm with formal qualification studies, financially supported by both the government and the employer. This approach provides an alternative to the conventional method of attending university and pursuing legal training afterward.

Why choose a law apprenticeship?

  • You can earn while you learn
  • You will receive financial support from your employer and the government
  • No student debt
  • Gain legal skills and confidence
  • Work with some of the best solicitors and receive ongoing support.

Why choose the Weightmans apprenticeship academy?

The Weightmans apprenticeship academy is the perfect choice for those seeking a distinctive approach to their legal education and professional development.

Our people are key to us continuing to be a successful business, and we need to ensure that they have the right skills to understand our clients. A combination of ambition and understanding of what a future lawyer will look like has led us to develop the Weightmans Apprenticeship Academy. We want to combine legal education with the skills necessary to develop future business leaders.

We have partnered with BPP University Law School to offer innovative pathways for aspiring paralegals and solicitors. Together, we deliver the finest educational experience that combines legal expertise with practical business skills, ensuring you receive the best preparation for a successful career.

Early careers
The different routes to qualifying as a paralegal or a solicitor that we currently offer

Our legal apprenticeships

For those who are currently completing, or have completed their A-levels, our solicitor degree apprenticeship provides you with an amazing alternative to university and those student loans and fees! Over six years, apprentices will obtain an LLB in Law and Legal Practice, be supported through their Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE) and obtain the qualification of solicitor on completion.

If you are currently studying for your undergraduate degree, or have graduated, our graduate solicitor apprenticeship is a 32-month apprenticeship that offers a new, exciting alternative to the traditional 'training contract'. You can join us straight from university, without the Legal Practice Course (LPC), and complete the Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE) to qualify as a solicitor with all of your fees paid.

We are also delighted to announce that we now offer a paralegal apprenticeship. This apprenticeship is a 24-month programme and is available for those who have obtained a minimum of three A-levels (96 UCAS points) and five GCSEs at grade C (or 4) or above, including English and Mathematics (or the equivalent). 

To be able to start any of our apprenticeships you must be able to meet and comply with the ESFA funding requirements at the start date of the apprenticeship.

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