- five 5-9 grades (A-C) at GCSE (or equivalent) which must include English and Mathematics
- three A Levels (or equivalent) at predicted grade C or above
- 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
If you are interested in a career in law our paralegal apprenticeship programme may be just what you are looking for.
Cripps Pemberton Greenish Paralegal Apprenticeship Scheme Update:
In light of the current global coronavirus pandemic and increasing restrictions being placed on individuals and businesses, it is with great disappointment that we have decided to cancel our 2020 paralegal apprenticeship intake. This decision has not been taken lightly as we place great value on our apprenticeship scheme and the opportunities it affords individuals in realising a career in the legal industry.
Over our two-year apprentice 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.
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 at our Tunbridge Wells office, which will involve the following:
- You will get the chance to meet 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
“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