Provide legal support, including administrative tasks, carrying out research, and drafting legal documents and forms

The paralegal apprenticeship represents an ideal entry route into law, setting you up for a career as a solicitor by arming you with the necessary skills and experience to progress quickly within the legal sector. Paralegals perform different functions across organisations, but generally they will carry out legal work under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. As an apprentice, you’ll learn to provide legal support through managing data and records; reviewing documents; drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms; assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files; carrying out research; handling confidential and sensitive information; understanding and utilising basic financial information; and communicating with clients. Opportunities for progression include the chartered legal executive apprenticeship.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Two GCSEs, ideally in maths and English, and two A-levels at grade C or above

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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