How I got involved in the apprenticeship route

A career in law was always something I wanted to pursue, so I ended up applying for University as everyone else in my College year did. After studying law at a degree level for 2 years, I realised that the pure academic approach was not for me and that I learn better in practical settings. I had previously done work experience with Attwells and since then I have followed them on LinkedIn where I came across their apprenticeship pathway. After going through the recruitment process and deciding to accept my job offer and leave University, I have now just finished my first week as a lawyer apprentice.

What a standard day consists of as a legal apprentice

As an apprentice within the conveyancing team, my day mainly consists of using our case management system where I create and sort client files, and request client information needed for sales and purchases such as ID checks. I have also undertaken short modules online to help me understand compliance for law firms. Some modules were about; conflicts and confidentiality, data protection and Solicitors Regulation Authority standards and regulations.

I have enjoyed being able to be in contact with clients and learning how to use the case management system with Charlotte, only a week into my apprenticeship.  I responded to clients’ emails, stored the forms in the file and forwarded the relevant information to the person in charge of the matter.

As an apprentice, I study toward becoming a property lawyer meaning that one day per week is our study day for the CLC. These days are different as they are fully focused on studying modules within the CLC such as Contract Law.

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