Bevan Brittan is to recruit four legal apprentices in the Bristol, Birmingham and London offices. Apprentices will be placed in the Employment, Property, Clinical Risk and Litigation teams. Recruits will start in September 2015 and will follow the Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services, each following a pathway relevant to their role, with training delivered by CILEx Law School.
The apprentices will be recruited from this summer’s school leavers, and the firm also intends to offer work experience this summer to sixth form pupils in their local areas as a pipeline for recruitment in future years.
Mai O’Sullivan, HR Director, Bevan Brittan, said:
“Legal apprenticeships are an ideal vehicle to deliver legal knowledge specific to an employee’s role. We welcome the opportunity provided by this new training route to recruit local young people and to develop them into successful lawyers.”
Jenny Pelling, Business Director, CILEx Law School said:
“Civil litigation apprenticeships have been the most popular selection by organisations to date, but it’s good to see Bevan Brittan taking on apprentices in property and employment as well as litigation. I’m impressed by their commitment to developing legal practitioners of the future through this route.”
The announcement comes during National Apprenticeship Week 2015, which is taking place from 9-13 March.