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Weightmans Apprenticeship Academy 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 the Weightmans apprenticeship academy?

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 are offering new routes for aspiring paralegals and solicitors into the profession, and we have partnered with BPP University Law School to provide you with the best education, legal work and business experience possible.

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

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). We are currently recruiting for a September 2024 start with applications closing on Thursday 30 November 2023 at 12 noon.

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