Mishcon de Reya to take on legal apprentices

Mishcon de Reya is to hire two legal apprentices in an attempt to increase the diversity of its future pool of lawyers.

The pilot scheme will see school-leavers take the CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services. They will work within the firm’s real estate team and private client teams, swapping between the two during the course of their training. If successful, the pilot may then be extended across all departments.

Mishcon’s director of human resources Vanessa Dewhurst said: “We see our apprenticeship scheme as an excellent way of recruiting and training talented and ambitious individuals, and are keen to interview people who may not previously have considered applying to join us. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who received their A level results this week, and who may view this opportunity as an alternative to university”.

Meanwhile, South East firm Morrisons Solicitors has also announced that it is to recruit a legal apprentice for its Camberley office.

Organisations in the legal sector known to be running apprenticeships

Firm Number of apprentices Qualification gained Launched
Mishcon de Reya 2 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Morrisons Solicitors 1 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Essex Council 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Legal Administration, CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Bond Dickinson   CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Hill Dickinson   CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Withers 4 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Taylor & Emmet 2 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Olham Council 2 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
BBC 3 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Clyde & Co 5 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Weightmans 25 CILEx Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2013
DAC Beachcroft 7 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2013
Mayer Brown 3 NVQ in Business Administration (courses may vary) 2013
Thomas Eggar 1 CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2013
Addleshaw Goddard 10 NVQ level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2013
Shoosmiths   CILEx Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships 2013
Field Fisher Waterhouse 5 CILEx Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice 2013
Browne Jacobson Up to 6 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 10 Apprenticeship academy 2012
Freeth Cartwright   CILEx 2012
Cartwright King 2 Non-legal roles 2012
Pinsent Masons   CILEx 2011
Minster Law   CILEx 2011
DWF 5 Paralegal academy 2011
Irwin Mitchell   CILEx 2011
Gordons 5 CILEx 2011
Eversheds   Paralegal and non-legal roles 2011
Norton Rose Fulbright 1 Non-legal roles 2011