Profile

Eversheds Sutherland represents the combination of two firms with a shared culture and commitment to client service excellence. We are each known for our commercial awareness and industry knowledge and for providing innovative and tailored solutions for every client.

Increasing globalization has changed the nature of business. It has also changed the type of advice our clients need. Eversheds Sutherland was formed with this in mind. As our clients expand globally, we are with them. Our lawyers around the globe are united by our vision, values and understanding of our clients’ businesses and their needs. They provide legal advice of the highest quality whether they are operating within country or across borders from our 63 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

We consider every opportunity and issue with the same energy and creative, proactive approach. This can involve developing efficient structures for business transactions, devising novel case strategies in litigation and being at the forefront of new legal developments. We also offer a unique project management approach that enables us to deliver complex, multi-jurisdictional legal services through a single point of contact, providing efficiency and certainty for our clients.

Above all, we listen to our clients. Our solutions-oriented, service-led approach attracts clients faced with issues and opportunities that demand in-depth understanding of business, specific industry knowledge and the ability to manage substantial matters across borders.

School leaver opportunities

There are currently no school leaver programme offered by Eversheds Sutherland.

Apprenticeships

The Trailblazer level seven solicitor apprenticeships herald a new era in solicitor training. Offered in conjunction with BPP University Law School, they provide the chance to qualify as a solicitor following a six-year programme of work-based learning and part-time study. Qualification is based on assessment from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and will result in the award of an LLB.

The level seven apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to qualify as a solicitor whilst earning a salary rather than paying the tuition fees required for full-time study. It also represents a chance to forge a long-term career at one of the world’s largest law firms

Salary & benefits

Salary starts at £17,200 London and £15,200 outside London. Other benefits include 26 days annual leave, pension contribution scheme, discounted gym membership options and other flexible benefits.

Requirements

Candidates looking to apply must have five GCSEs grade A-C including Maths and English and be predicted or have achieved 300 UCAS points across three A-Levels (or equivalent) and for 2017 candidates with new UCAS system 120 UCAS points across 3 A-Levels.

Apply

Apply via our website at www.eversheds.com/apprentices

 

Eversheds Sutherland Birmingham, Leeds,London,Manchester,New Castle
27 Oct, 2019
Degree Apprenticeship
What is it? The level seven solicitor apprenticeship provides the chance to qualify as a solicitor following a six-year programme of work-based learning and part-time study. Qualification is based on assessment from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and will result in the award of an LLB degree. Why would I want to do it? This apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to qualify as a solicitor whilst earning a salary rather than paying the tuition fees required for full-time study. It also represents a chance to forge a long-term career at one of the world’s largest law firms whilst receiving an outstanding range of benefits including a competitive starting salary of £19,500 in London and £16,500 outside London. How does it work? The apprenticeship training is delivered by BPP University Law School. Eversheds Sutherland will support you with paid time off to attend classes together with study leave for assessments. By the end of the six-year programme, if you have passed the BPP University assessments you will get an LLB degree. In the workplace, you will carry out supervised work-based learning in order to meet the SRA’s competence statement and will produce a work-based assessment portfolio. In addition to examinations throughout the apprenticeship, there will also be an SRA centralised assessment that you will need to pass to qualify as a solicitor. What will I study? You will study a range of modules online and face-to-face covering the subjects currently required by a qualifying law degree as well as vocational practice areas and skills. The modules you will study will be based upon those modules which typically make up a law degree such as Introduction to Practice, English Legal Systems & Research, Contract Law, Public Law, Criminal Law, Tort Law, Land Law and Equity and Trusts. You will also study those modules which typically make up the Legal Practice Course such as Business Law and Practice, Property, Litigation, Wills and Administration of Estates. Our apprentices study for one day a week with BPP. This is currently Mondays. The learning is mostly interactive e-learning with other apprentices. Every three weeks, our apprentices attend their local BPP centre to have a day of face to face skills sessions. Throughout the six-year programme, our apprentices will complete a portfolio of work. This will show their development throughout the six-year programme. What are you looking for in a candidate? Our level seven solicitor apprenticeship is available to people with a minimum of five GCSE grades A-C (including Maths and English) who are expecting good A-level results, equivalent to at least 120 UCAS points (BBB), excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. As a firm, our core values are teamwork, being client centred, continuous improvement, accountability, straightforwardness and mutual respect. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate these values and show a passion for the firm and their chosen apprentice route.