- five 4-9 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
Our legal apprenticeships
2021 Recruitment window now closed
Our recruitment window for the programme commencing September 2021 has now closed however please keep an eye on this page later in the year for details of our next recruitment window.
In the meantime, do read on for more details about the scheme and get in contact with Annabel Goh, Emerging Talent Manager if you have any questions.
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.
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
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.
“A normal week is spent with 4 days in a Cripps Pemberton Greenish team and 1 day doing BPP studying. All of the learning is online with preparation work in the morning, ready for an online classroom in the afternoon. Then we do consolidation work and revision in readiness for an exam. This has worked really well for me with the work set out clearly and efficiently. There are multiple points of contact at BPP so there is always someone to answer a query. It’s a fantastic way to learn and develop new learning techniques.” Megan Pitt, 1st year apprentice
“There is always someone available for support, from seniors, mentors and training buddies. When seeking guidance and advice, there have already been some amazing people who I can look up to and learn from since I started in September 2018. This scheme is truly unique in the added benefits we have received, beyond just learning on the job. The amount of training we are offered is incredible which is a key feature in expanding my knowledge and skills, allowing me to progress my legal career far beyond the apprenticeship standard” – Charlie Spendley, 2nd year apprentice
“When I decided University wasn’t the right path for me, a big concern was missing out on the social aspects of making new friends and cutting short my teenage years. Since starting the apprenticeship, these worries have not rung true and both Cripps Pemberton Greenish and BPP Law School hold social events for us to attend and get involved in. With seasonal parties, balls, end of quarter drinks and regular socials, I have had many opportunities to meet colleagues and other apprentices from all levels. I can safely say I have still made friends for life here.” – Elena Rogers, 1st year apprentice