- 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
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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 four days in a Cripps Pemberton Greenish team and one 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, first year solicitor 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, first year solicitor apprentice
“When rotating teams across the firm, I have had the opportunity of experiencing a wide-range of client contact and have felt like a really valued member of the team. I have run client calls myself, liaised with clients directly and been their main point of contact in a number of cases. It is really rewarding to look back on how far I have come and the confidence that has come with being given this responsibility.” Rosie Harvey, first year solicitor apprentice
“I am thoroughly enjoying the solicitor apprenticeship and have picked up many great skills so far. I appreciate having my own responsibility in progressing cases but welcome the support of my senior colleagues for feedback and guidance. “ Lauren Manwaring, first year solicitor apprentice
“I have been fortunate enough to work with people at all levels during my apprenticeship. Working closely with them, I have been able to gain first hand their invaluable knowledge and experience. This type of exposure is priceless and is most definitely the best way for a junior lawyer such as myself to develop within the legal industry.” Mia Hardiman, first year solicitor apprentice