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Paralegal apprenticeship Qualify as a Paralegal and earn while you learn

Our paralegal apprenticeship is an alternative to university for those with a passion for law!

What is the Weightmans paralegal apprenticeship?

The Weightmans paralegal apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for people looking for a career in the legal sector. You will gain hands on experience as well as working towards a recognised qualification and receiving a competitive salary.

The apprenticeship is a 24-month programme which will provide you with the best learning and development opportunities to start your career in law. You will have one day each week dedicated to off-the-job study enabling you to gain work-based experience on the four remaining days, whilst learning from leading experts in the legal field.

What is included in the Weightmans paralegal apprenticeship?

This programme will combine a practical, hands-on approach with an academic balance which will provide you with the skills to be a competent Paralegal. You will be learning on the job with a robust support network including a Weightmans supervisor and a dedicated buddy to support you along the way.

During this apprenticeship you will gain an understanding of legal matters, transactions, client requests and colleague demands, often connected to sensitive or complex issues. In addition, you will also be involved in preparatory work, drafting documents and carrying out research.

You will complete your part-time study with BPP University Law School (View the full BPP course outline). As you go through your apprenticeship you will collate a portfolio of evidence required for your final assessment along with formal assessments during the programme.

Is this apprenticeship for you?

We are looking for a specific type of individual who will fit in well with our ethos and culture. You will need to have excellent written and communication skills, a willingness to learn, as well as the ability to work to strict deadlines and timescales in a thriving environment.

You will need to show that you have a strong academic background. You will be required to have obtained a minimum of three A-Levels (96 UCAS points) and five GCSE’s at grade C (or 4) or above, including English and Mathematics (or equivalent).

Why choose Weightmans?

Here at Weightmans, people are an integral part of our culture and business, and your success is our success. We have great working practices for ensuring a mindful and considerate working culture as signatories of the Mindful Business Charter.

In many of our offices, we have a unique and open office space accompanied by agile working for a great work-life balance. With a focus on learning and development of our people.

As much as we work hard, we like to play hard too! Having an appropriate work-life balance is something we value for all of our people. Our social calendar is always full, from theatre visits and quizzes to office parties. Each of our offices has an active social committee who are always looking for new members to get involved. We will encourage our graduates to keep in touch as a national cohort with training and annual events.

We pride ourselves in our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) work and support a number of deserving charities, both nationally and local to our offices, including Zoe’s Place, Francis House, Simon on the Streets and many more. As part of our commitment, all staff receive two days of paid CSR leave each year, and each office has a local committee who are always looking for new members, and this may be something you would like to be a part of once you join us.

We offer excellent salary and benefits.

As a Weightmans employee, you will also be entitled to our excellent staff benefits which include:

  • 28 days' holiday
  • Healthcare cover
  • Pension plan
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Employee care scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Dental care scheme

What is the application process?

Applications for roles commencing in September 2023 will open in Autumn 2022. Please use our expression of interest form to be updated once applications have opened.

Get in touch to find out more

If you have any further questions or queries, please email earlycareers@weightmans.com and one of our team will be in touch.

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