Withers launches employment, litigation and real estate apprenticeships

Withers will recruit four apprentices to work within its employment, litigation and real estate departments, with the school leavers working towards becoming CILEx-qualified lawyers.

The four will take the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services taught by CILEx Law School.  

Withers HR director Simon Luckett said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this scheme, which is ideal for bright A level students who are motivated to pursue a legal career which would otherwise have been denied them because of the cost of university education.

“This scheme makes an important contribution to the firm’s other social mobility programmes and will help to dispel common myths about the obstacles to seeking a career in law.”

CILEx Law School business director Jenny Pelling added that Withers’ adoption of apprenticeships showed the route’s potential for aspiring young lawyers.

Withers joins a host of firms which offer the Level 3 apprenticeship, such as Clyde & Co, DAC Beachcroft and Thomas Eggar.

Firms known to be running apprenticeship schemes

Firm Qualification gained Launched
Withers CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Taylor & Emmet CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services 2014
Olham 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