Bond Dickinson trials apprenticeships in Plymouth before potential national roll-out

Bond Dickinson is to recruit three school-leaver apprentices in its Plymouth office, with a view to launching apprenticeships nationwide next year.

The three apprentices, which Bond Dickinson will recruit from the local area, will take the Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx) Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services, splitting their time between learning and working.

Recruitment manager Samantha Lee said: “We see the Advanced Apprenticeship as a great way of combining the advantages of CILEx training alongside the development of workplace skills.

The fact that this training route attracts public funding is an added incentive, as it will allow us to recruit and develop excellent staff while reducing overheads.”

The apprentices will be paid £250 per week, or £6.66 per hour, if based on a 37.5 hour standard week.

The Plymouth apprenticeships will act as a pilot, with other Bond Dickinson offices potentially recruiting apprentices in 2015.

Bond Dickinson joins a host of firms which offer apprenticeships, the latest being Hill Dickinson, which launched apprenticeships last week (28 May 2014). 

Firms known to be running apprenticeship schemes

Firm Qualification gained Launched
Bond Dickinson CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Hill Dickinson CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Withers CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Taylor & Emmet CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Oldham Council CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
BBC CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Clyde & Co CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Weightmans CILEx Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2013
DAC Beachcroft CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2013
Mayer Brown NVQ in Business Administration (courses may vary) 2013
Thomas Eggar CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2013
Addleshaw Goddard NVQ level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2013
Shoosmiths CILEx Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships 2013
Field Fisher Waterhouse CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice 2013
Browne Jacobson CILEx Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration (supplemented with additional legal specific modules from CILEx Level 3 qualifications) 2012
Kennedys CILEx 2012
Co-operative Legal Services Apprenticeship academy 2012
Freeth Cartwright CILEx 2012
Cartwright King Non-legal roles 2012
Pinsent Masons CILEx 2011
Minster Law CILEx 2011
DWF Paralegal academy 2011
Irwin Mitchell CILEx 2011
Gordons CILEx 2011
Eversheds Paralegal and non-legal roles 2011
Norton Rose Fulbright Non-legal roles 2011