A great first rung on the ladder to becoming a lawyer is a paralegal job through a paralegal apprenticeship.
They are assistants who support the work of qualified superiors. And Wilkin Chapman, a law firm with offices across Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, has just launched its first paralegal apprenticeship programme.
The 24-month apprenticeship, which pays a salary throughout and would enable you to work alongside and learn from experienced legal professionals, will result in qualification as a CILEx level 3 paralegal.
If your aim is to continue climbing the legal career ladder, then you can keep studying and work toward becoming a chartered legal executive and eventually a solicitor or barrister.
Of course, the paralegal role itself is a fantastic one and law firms such as Wilkin Chapman are always in need of talented and hard-working staff to support the work of their solicitors.
Lisa Boileau, partner and head of the private client division at Wilkin Chapman, explained why the new apprenticeship scheme is so important to the firm: “At Wilkin Chapman, we believe that investing in the next generation of legal professionals is crucial for the future success of our firm.
“Our current trainee scheme has a proven track record, and we’re thrilled to introduce our new apprenticeship scheme. We hope to attract talented and ambitious individuals who are eager to learn and grow with us.
“We’re excited to see what the future holds for our apprentices and look forward to supporting them on their journey towards a rewarding career in law.”