Addleshaw Goddard has launched a government-backed Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme.
The scheme will allow aspiring solicitors of school-leaving age to learn ‘on the job’ without having to devote at least four years of their life purely to the study of law.
Successful candidates will need to have obtained a minimum of ABB at A-level and will work alongside the firm’s Transaction Services Team in the Leeds and Manchester offices. The Lex 100 understands that the apprentices will undertake paralegal level work alongside completing their LLB at BPP Law School and will qualify as a solicitor within six years. The first intake of apprentices will start in September 2017, with applications for the scheme due to open later this month.
The move comes ahead of the new apprenticeship levy which will be launched by the government next month. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill of over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships. For more information on the apprenticeship levy, click here.