Our two year paralegal apprenticeship is aimed at those that have completed A Levels or equivalent studies. We offer the Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services, which is equivalent to the first year of a law undergraduate degree. The paralegal apprenticeship offers an introduction to the fundamentals of legal practice and provides a combination of learning and working within one of our legal teams, to build your knowledge and the skills required to work as a Litigation Assistant at Kennedys. In addition to a dedicated supervisor at Kennedys, you will have a personal tutor and student manager at BPP, to ensure that you have all the support you need at work and with your studies. We offer a competitive salary (paying at least the UK Living wage both in and outside of London), giving you the opportunity to earn while you learn.
We are offering the Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services, which is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate university degree.
Once the two year paralegal apprenticeship has been completed, apprentices who would like to continue their learning may have the opportunity to join the Level 7 solicitor apprenticeship. This takes four years to complete and involves the completion of a (Hons) degree in legal practice and will lead to qualifying as a solicitor.
BPP Professional Education is our learning provider for our apprenticeships and they have various UK locations, making it easily accessible for apprentices in all of our UK offices.
As a Paralegal Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services which can afford you exemptions from the first year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship with BPP.
Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from and on-the-job learning.
- Minimum of 120 UCAS from top 3 A Levels in addition to 8 GCSEs at grade C, including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.
- Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel skills
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Great attention to detail
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).
Kennedys are a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services.
Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors, But we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims.
At Kennedys we’re here to make a difference for our clients, and each other, every day.
We empower our people to deliver the very best work and reach their full potential. We do this by putting our values centre stage. They define the way that we behave and interact with one another, and they run through every strand of our firm.
Our culture and values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for, and we take them very seriously. We make a difference by being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach.