Profile

RPC is a leading City-headquartered commercial law firm. We have offices in London, Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore. We are a founder member of TerraLex, the world's second largest legal network with representation in over 100 countries. We handle a mix of dispute resolution, transactional and advisory work in a range of sectors, from insurance to retail, technology to financial services. Around 30% of our work is international.

We have won many awards for quality of legal advice and quality of service, including being named Law Firm of the Year three times in 2014/2015.

We number around 700 people, almost 150 of whom are based in Bristol. We opened here in 2012. The Bristol office has grown rapidly, with ambitious plans to keep developing.

 

 

School leaver opportunities

You will be positioned within our RPC Choice team in Bristol. RPC Choice was set up in 2014 to provide a central service to the firm, with a focus on employing process, technology and junior resource to deliver efficiencies to clients and to RPC.

As an apprentice paralegal, you will get exposure to a wide range of legal work. Alongside your formal study with the University of Law, you will support practice areas across RPC, covering both litigation and transactional matters. Typically, you will handle:

- File opening and closure (including dealing with outstanding financial matters and sending files to storage)

- Running Know Your Client, money laundering and conflict checks for team members' claims and professional indemnity matters

- Updating case management systems

- Document review exercises

- Drafting invoices

- General admin duties such as:

- filing

- printing and photocopying of documents

- preparing letters

- producing correspondence and reports

- preparing files and bundles

- attending meetings and producing attendance notes

- Capturing and collating required Management Information — for performance management, client reporting, service level agreements (SLAs), pricing and other purposes

Qualifications required (YEAR 13's OR BEYOND ONLY)

GCSE Maths and English: A-C

A Levels: ABB (obtained or predicted)

Personal Qualities

We are looking for people who are:

- Organised

- Reliable

- Efficient

- Motivated

- Solutions-focused

- Communicative

- Adaptable

- Flexible

-  Attentive to detail

- Accurate

- Professional

- Team-oriented

- Energetic

- Positive

- Approachable

- Responsive

- Open to change

- Hard working

- Willing to learn

- Confident

- Strong written/verbal communicators

- Interested in process and technology

- Experienced in Microsoft Office

We are not expecting to recruit the finished article.  We will invest the time, effort and resource in to ensuring that our apprentices are fully equipped with the tools for success in the legal sector. What is essential is a hunger and desire to learn and an underlying motivation and commitment to succeed.

 

 

Apprenticeships

You will be positioned within our RPC Choice team in Bristol. RPC Choice was set up in 2014 to provide a central service to the firm, with a focus on employing process, technology and junior resource to deliver efficiencies to clients and to RPC.

As an apprentice paralegal, you will get exposure to a wide range of legal work. Alongside your formal study with the University of Law, you will support practice areas across RPC, covering both litigation and transactional matters. Typically, you will handle:

- File opening and closure (including dealing with outstanding financial matters and sending files to storage)

- Running Know Your Client, money laundering and conflict checks for team members' claims and professional indemnity matters

- Updating case management systems

- Document review exercises

- Drafting invoices

- General admin duties such as:

- filing

- printing and photocopying of documents

- preparing letters

- producing correspondence and reports

- preparing files and bundles

- attending meetings and producing attendance notes

- Capturing and collating required Management Information — for performance management, client reporting, service level agreements (SLAs), pricing and other purposes

Qualifications required (YEAR 13's OR BEYOND ONLY)

GCSE Maths and English: A-C

A Levels: ABB (obtained or predicted)

Personal Qualities

We are looking for people who are:

- Organised

- Reliable

- Efficient

- Motivated

- Solutions-focused

- Communicative

- Adaptable

- Flexible

-  Attentive to detail

- Accurate

- Professional

- Team-oriented

- Energetic

- Positive

- Approachable

- Responsive

- Open to change

- Hard working

- Willing to learn

- Confident

- Strong written/verbal communicators

- Interested in process and technology

- Experienced in Microsoft Office

We are not expecting to recruit the finished article.  We will invest the time, effort and resource in to ensuring that our apprentices are fully equipped with the tools for success in the legal sector. What is essential is a hunger and desire to learn and an underlying motivation and commitment to succeed.

 

Salary & benefits

£15,000 (first year), £15,500 (second year)

Key benefits

- 25 days of annual leave with the option to apply annually to flex by either buying or selling some of your entitlement (pro-rated for part-time employees).

- Interest-free season ticket loan (following completion of probationary period).

- Death-in-service.

- Group personal pension (via salary sacrifice).

- Income protection.

- Discretionary bonuses.

- My Family Care.

Wellness benefits

- Private medical insurance (personal).

- Confidential employee assistance programme.

- Health screenings.

- A range of sports and clubs.

-  Yoga.

Lifestyle benefits

- Subsidised restaurant and coffee bar.

- Enhanced family leave.

- Access to a range of special firm discounts.

- Eye tests.

- Bike racks, lockers and shower rooms.

- Ride2Work.

- Childcare voucher scheme.

- Giving via payroll for tax-free donations to charity.

- Gymflex.

 

Requirements

Qualifications required (YEAR 13's OR BEYOND ONLY)

GCSE Maths and English: A-C

A Levels: ABB (obtained or predicted)

 

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