Our legal apprenticeships

Recruitment window now open

Our recruitment window for our paralegal apprenticeship scheme is now open and will close at midnight on 11 March 2022.

We are recruiting for paralegal apprenticeships commencing September 2022.

Please find full details of the application process below.

6 December 2021

Insight Sessions 19 January @5pm and 9 Feb @5pm 2022

Find out more about the scheme and meet an apprentice at one of our online Insight Sessions. Full details here.

A paralegal apprenticeship is the first rung on the ladder in terms of legal qualifications. Over our two-year paralegal apprenticeship programme, you will complete the BPP Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, a qualification designed to develop the appropriate skills and knowledge needed for a career in law.   This includes a mixture of on-the-job learning and training from BPP University Law School. Whilst completing the apprenticeship you will also complete a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education (Law and Legal Practice) awarded by BPP University.

Working with and learning from a high-performing paralegal team at our Tunbridge Wells office, you will experience a broad variety of legal work across real estate, corporate and private client.   Initially assisting with administrative tasks, you will soon be involved in fee-earning work, process management and the drafting of legal documents. 

 

  • five 5-9 grades (A-C) at GCSE (or equivalent) which must include English and Mathematics
  • three A Levels (or equivalent) predicted or actual 96 UCAS points
  • well-rounded individuals with good personal and communication skills
  • ability to work to deadlines
  • participative team players, keen to develop and learn from colleagues
  • methodical, accurate and well organised

On completion of the paralegal apprenticeship, where possible, we would seek to offer you a position as a paralegal at the firm. There may also be the opportunity to further your career through the solicitor apprenticeship scheme. The solicitor apprenticeship scheme allows an apprentice to qualify as a solicitor on completion of a six-year apprenticeship, including the two years served as a paralegal apprentice.

If we are interested in your application, you will be invited to attend an Assessment Day in mid-April at our Tunbridge Wells office or online if COVID restrictions still apply, which will involve the following:

  • You will get the chance to meet our Emerging Talent Manager, our Paralegal Manager, members of our People & Talent Development Team and some of our current Paralegal Apprentices
  • Competency-based interview
  • BPP online assessment
  • Team challenges

To be considered for our Paralegal Apprenticeship scheme, please:

Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to: peopleteam@crippspg.co.uk

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 11 March 2022. Applications after this time will not be considered.

Please inform us if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made (in accordance with the Equality Act 2010) at any stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

You will be given a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

The cost of the BPP apprenticeship programme will be covered by the firm through the Apprenticeship Levy.

To find out more about life as an apprentice at Cripps Pemberton Greenish take a look at our Trainee Blog where many of our current apprentices have contributed guest blog posts.