Browne Jacobson launches legal apprenticeship

Browne Jacobson is rolling out a legal apprenticeship to offer school leavers the chance to break into the profession without a degree.

The Nottingham-based firm will offer up to six apprentices from Nottinghamshire the opportunity to combine qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) with a full time role.

Partner Susan Mabbott said: “As a local employer we have a commitment to invest in the future of the communities we serve.

“We firmly believe that this new apprenticeship pathway, with its opportunity of immediate work and the chance to study towards a credible qualification without racking up a mountain of debt, will prove an attractive proposition to many young people.”

The scheme has been set up in partnership with Vision West Nottinghamshire College and ILEX tutorial college.

The school leavers will support the firm’s technical claims, education and property teams with a range of business support functions while studying the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration supplemented with additional legal specific modules from CILEx Level 3 qualifications.

To date Co-operative Legal Services, DWF, Gordons, Irwin Mitchell, Kennedys, Minster Law, Plexus law and Pinsent Masons have all launched legal apprenticeship schemes (6 February 2012).