Apprenticeship stories

Since 2016, the number of organisations launching legal apprenticeship schemes has steadily grown. We asked some to share their insights on the process, and their apprentices to tell us what their experience has been like.

Megan Capper
 

... the apprenticeship programme ... will enable you to build and develop on  different skills that you will use throughout your career.

 
Megan Capper, apprentice at BLP Law

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Ben Evans
 

... the introduction sessions held at Muckle were also very informative

 
Ben Evans, apprentice at Muckle LLP

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Caroline-Rayner-Jones - apprentice
 

...the apprenticeship scheme ... offered hands-on learning and practical skills whilst also earning. It was a double win.

 
Caroline Rayner-Jones, apprentice at LCF Law

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Elliot Hawes - apprentice
 

As far as the newly gained skills go, professionalism is the most valuable to me. I am so much more confident

 
Elliot Hawes, apprentice at Burges Salmon

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Annie Armstrong
 

The apprenticeship has given me more confidence and improved my communication skills.

 
Annie Armstrong, apprentice at Addleshaw Goddard

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Gemma Sparks
 

For me, apprenticeship was a better option because you are actually working within law, learning from the solicitors and earning money whilst you’re doing it.

 
Gemma Sparks, apprentice at the Royal National Life Boat Institution

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The apprenticeship route into law

In 2016 we produced a booklet of five case studies to help employers understand why businesses are recruiting apprentices and highlighting some of the issues which need to be considered.

Download The apprenticeship route into law (PDF 2.8Mb)

 

One apprentice - Chelsie McIntosh, a legal apprentice at Withersworldwide - shares her story in this video:

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See what other apprentices have said about their experiences:

Ella Pearson
 

One great thing about Trailblazer is that you’ll finish with a degree in law.

 
Ella Pearson, Eversheds’ Trailblazer apprentice

  

Nick Read
 

The ability to study while putting it all into practice has been fantastic.


 
 
Nick Read, apprentice with Kennedys

  

Emily Belfield
 

You’re in the job day-to-day, you can see exactly how the business runs. I also like the fact that when you study something, you can put it into practice the very next day.

 
Emily Belfield, apprentice at Browne Jackson