Legal Career Path changing…
Tollers offer a legal career path that is supportive and geared towards developing legal talent. Whether you are interested in being a Legal Secretary, a Paralegal, a Trainee Solicitor, or an Apprentice, our programmes are second to none.
Successfully investing in and home-growing new legal talent is something that Tollers is very proud of. We appreciate that a legal career does not always mean becoming a solicitor. We believe that all staff employed at Tollers have a vital part to play in our family and are valued.
Legal Support Apprenticeships
We offer a Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship for those individuals interested in working within a legal environment and wanting to provide essential support within a legal team and gain an understanding of legal matters. Individuals in this role normally work as Legal Secretaries or Paralegals.
The Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship is undertaken in conjunction with BPP University Law School (BPP), our chosen course provider. It is a 2 year course and to be eligible to apply, candidates must have at least five GCSEs at grade C (or 4) or above, including English and Mathematics, and 3 A Levels (or equivalent) equating to 96 UCAS points or higher.
If your ambition is to become a solicitor, we offer Training Contracts for those candidates with a completed Legal Practice Course (LPC), as well as Solicitor Apprenticeships. Both are routes to qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales. In a nutshell:
- The Training Contract route is subject to successful candidates passing the LPC; and
- The Solicitor Apprenticeships offer a route to qualification through completing the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) and the relevant apprenticeship course at BPP.
The traditional Training Contract route to qualify as a solicitor is changing. The September 2024 cohort will be the last year the LPC will be taught in law schools and universities, making way for qualification through qualifying work experience (QWE) and passing both parts of the SQE. Applicants to Tollers wishing to qualify through the QWE and SQE route are invited to apply for a Solicitor Apprenticeship.
We offer two types of Solicitor Apprenticeships: the Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship; and the Solicitor Apprenticeship.
The Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship is a 2.5-year course and is aimed at law graduates and non-law graduates who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
The Solicitor Apprenticeship is a 6-year course and is aimed at school leavers or individuals without a law degree or the GDL. To be eligible to apply you must have gained at least five GCSEs at grade C (or 4) or above, including English and Mathematics, and 3 A Levels (or equivalent) equating to 128 UCAS points or higher. The course, combined with the training with us will mean that you achieve a Level 6 LLB (Hons) Law and Legal Practice.
Whichever route appeals to you, you will be given the same structured and supportive training from us. Our Apprenticeship courses are paid for through the Apprenticeship Levy and so enable successful candidates to work and earn a salary, whilst not paying course fees. We require our Apprentices to spend 20% of their time over the course of their apprenticeship on “off-the-job” training. This is given during working hours. We work in conjunction with BPP to mentor and support our apprentices to get the best out of their training with us.
If you are interested in looking at the different options available to you and are interested in pursuing a legal career, then why not visit our website here or Talk To Tollers on 01604 258558 and see what we can offer and how you can apply to join our team.