RPC is proud to offer alternative routes into law outside of the traditional training contract. No matter what stage you are in your life, our legal apprenticeship scheme in Bristol will help build the foundations of a successful career as a solicitor, with the training and support you'll need to excel. Over the course of the initial two-year paralegal apprenticeship, you'll draw upon your own ambitious and enthusiastic personality to develop your skills, learn new ones and grow your legal knowledge.
By combining a wide mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training, you'll gain a qualification (level 4) that can lead you to apply for our solicitor apprenticeships (level 7), or other opportunities at RPC, including qualified paralegal and business services roles.
What does the apprenticeship involve?
Through your apprenticeship, you will gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills you need for your immediate job and future career. You will gain this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment.
To satisfy the requirements of the apprenticeship standard, you will need to spend 20% of your time on off-the-job learning which equates to one day each week to study. Working with our chosen provider Damar Training and The University of Law we will incorporate any bespoke aspects of learning that we feel appropriate for training and future success at RPC.
Every day will be different. One day you may be working on legal administrative tasks in paralegal teams, such as minute taking and producing data reports. Another day you may be carrying out research for business support teams.
Who is eligible to apply?
You must be in year 13 or beyond and have gained grades 9 – 4 (or equivalent) in your GCSE Maths & English alongside ABB in A Levels or equivalent (predicted or obtained). It’s not essential to have studied law before though an appetite to learn and progress is important.
How can you apply?
Applications for our paralegal apprenticeships opened on the 1 September 2022 and will close on 19 February 2023. Click here to learn more.
RPC will be hosting a virtual insight evening on Tuesday 17 January 2023 during which you will be able to hear directly from the firm's apprentices and gain an insight into the work they do and what the apprenticeship programme entails. Please e-mail email@example.com to register your place.