Hill Dickinson launches 12 apprenticeships in Liverpool

Hill Dickinson will recruit 12 apprentices to work in its Liverpool office from September 2014.

The two-year scheme, during which apprentices will study the Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx) Level 3 qualification, will allow apprentices to qualify while they work and will also provide mentoring opportunities.

Apprentices need to have gained three B grades at A-level, although entry to the scheme is not limited to school-leavers as applicants of all ages can apply so long as they are not graduates. Candidates will receive £243 per week, which translates to an hourly wage of £6.48 if applied to a standard 37.5-hour week.

Hill Dickinson senior partner David Wareing said: “As a business with its roots firmly in Liverpool, Hill Dickinson has always been keen to provide career opportunities for young people from Merseyside and this scheme is a further way of actively achieving this… we are certain that the scheme will be a huge success for those individuals and the firm.

“The apprenticeship scheme provides an early entry route into a legal career for high calibre candidates and a genuinely attractive alternative to the traditional route into the legal profession through university and law school.”

Firms known to be running apprenticeship schemes

Firm Qualification gained Launched
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

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