You will have one day a week to study and attend classes at BPP University. Their Law School is based in the heart of London’s legal district and has an excellent reputation for offering students the skills they need to succeed in law.
You will work in our London office, in a variety of departments such as Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Corporate and Dispute Resolution. As you progress through your apprenticeship, you will be required to produce a portfolio with examples of work you have done in your department. Examples of the type of work you will carry out are: preparing documents for a transaction, drafting a letter to a client and carrying out a piece of research.
As you progress through the programme, you will be given more responsibility, including running parts of cases and meeting with clients.
You will build a portfolio of the experience you have gained and the tasks you have completed in the workplace. You will take exams and assessments throughout the six-year programme to meet the requirements for the LLB degree. You will also be required to pass the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) centralised assessment, consisting of two parts. BPP University will provide you with guidance and assistance to help you pass these assessments.
You will earn a competitive starting salary of £20,000 which will increase as you progress through the apprenticeship programme.
If you pass all the required assessments to meet the solicitor apprenticeship standard, you will be admitted to the Roll of Solicitors, subject to the SRA’s usual checks of fitness to practice. We will discuss with you what roles are available at Dentons and it is our hope that all our apprentices will remain with us as newly qualified lawyers.
Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.
As a Solicitor apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Solicitor Level 7 Apprenticeship, which covers level 4, 5, 6, and 7. Completion of the apprenticeship will result in the awarding of an LLB (Hons) Legal Practice, from BPP University.
Your Level 7 apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of virtual lectures alongside our award-winning internal training. Coupled with the on-the-job learning, this will lead to obtaining your Solicitor qualification.
The standard is based on the SRA’s Statement of Solicitor Competence. Achievement of the standard and the associated apprenticeship assessment plan will satisfy the SRA’s regulatory framework for qualification as a solicitor, subject to the SRA’s usual tests of character and suitability.
Duration: 6 years
There’s no typical candidate for our apprenticeship programme. The expertise within our Firm is as diverse as the needs of our global clients – and we want to keep it that way. We look for people with a wide range of skills, aptitudes and personalities, with the potential to contribute to our growing success.
You will need to be resilient, hard working and have the drive and ambition to succeed in a highly demanding work environment.
We need to see a strong record of academic and extra-curricular achievement. Ideally, we would like to see 7 GCSEs at grade 6 or above (including Maths and English) and ABB at A level.
Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).