Freeth Cartwright offers legal apprenticeship for school-leavers

Freeth Cartwright has launched a legal apprenticeship scheme for school-leavers interested in developing a career in law.

The firm, which is joining forces with specialists Damar Training and ILEX Tutorial College to provide the necessary training and assessment, is looking to take on apprentices into its Nottingham and Birmingham offices next year.

Principal HR manager Carole Wigley said: “We are really excited about this project. Apprenticeships provide a way for us to introduce new staff to our values and culture early in their careers.

“They also enable us to attract ambitious and talented applicants who might otherwise find it difficult to enter the sector at a time of rising student fees.”

The Nottingham-headquartered firm is looking for candidates educated to A-level standard, who are interested in working towards an apprenticeship in legal administration.

Following completion of one year, the apprentices may have the opportunity to progress to higher qualifications and fee-earning positions.

The news follows Nottingham-based firm, Browne Jacobson, rolling out a legal apprenticeship for up to six school-leavers to combine qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) with a full-time role (23 July 2012).