Ashurst Solicitor Apprenticeship

  • The University of Law
  • London
  • 01 Nov, 2019
Degree Apprenticeship Law

Job Description

What is the solicitor apprenticeship? 

The Ashurst Solicitor Apprenticeship is designed to help school leavers kick-start their career as a solicitor with a structured learning programme. Alongside studying part-time with The University of Law one day a week, you will gain hands-on experience of a wide range of legal work.

  • The level 7 solicitor apprenticeship lasts 5½–6 years and incorporates an LLB (Hons) degree and Solicitor Qualifying Exams.
  • This route allows you to enter the workplace at an earlier stage and avoid student debt.
  • The assessment for the apprenticeship comprises coursework, exams and a portfolio of evidence to show you have met the competency framework for a junior lawyer.

The firm pays your study fees.

Helping clients

Our apprenticeships are for people who are committed and motivated, and who genuinely share our interest in helping clients.

Ashurst is a great place to kick-start your career. You get a supervisor, who’s a qualified lawyer who guides you. An HR adviser is also on hand. You get feedback and hands-on support to assist you with clients and cases.

Our apprentices

Find out more about our solicitor apprenticeship from our apprentices themselves. They discuss the structure of the apprenticeship, the type of work they do, what drew them to Ashurst and top tips for applying.

Entry requirements

To qualify you need a minimum of ABB at A-level or equivalent (obtained or predicted), as well as 7 GCSEs at A*-C (or 9-4 for the numbered GCSE grading system).

You don’t need to study law to apply.

If you’ve already completed a law degree or Level 7 apprenticeship you cannot apply.

When to apply

Applications for our 2020 solicitor apprenticeship intake are now open.

Applications close 1 March 2020
Assessment centre 15 April 2020
Provisional offers made April 2020
Offers confirmed August 2020
Apprenticeship start September 2020

The recruitment process includes:

  • an online application
  • online cognitive ability tests
  • a 20-30 minute phone interview with HR
  • a short assessment centre, including a written case study, interview with our team, and a tour of the office.