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Apprenticeship Paralegal Level 3 (Real Estate) (1769)

Paralegals support solicitors in preparing cases for trial and progressing transactions. This involves creating and organising case files, as well as contacting clients and performing legal research. The role varies depending on the team you’re placed in and offers a great grounding for a career in law.

This apprenticeship will give you the experience and qualification needed to make a successful career as a paralegal. 

To apply for this particular vacancy, we would ask that you do NOT apply on this vacancy page.  Instead, please click on the link below....Your application will initially be managed by our Training Provider Damar who will contact you shortly to confirm the outcome of your application.

Who Is It For?
This is a 24-month apprenticeship programme; perfect for anyone who wants to gain hands-on legal experience at one of the UK’s most successful law firms.

This apprenticeship is a great alternative to university, as it gives you the chance to earn while you learn. It also helps you to work towards a Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice, helping to develop your career from day one.

What Will I Study?
The academic part of the apprenticeship is delivered by our Training Provider Damar via distance learning.

View more information on what you’ll study and the work you’ll do as part of your apprenticeship on the Damar Training Provider website.

What Qualification Will I Gain?
When you finish this apprenticeship, you’ll receive a Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice. This means that you’re a fully qualified paralegal.

What Are The Entry Requirements?
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C, specifically Maths and English. You’ll also need 3 A Levels Grade C or above (excl General Studies).

If using the numbered GCSE grading system, you’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4. For more information on how these grades are changing, visit the website.

If you have a law degree, you already have a higher level qualification than provided by this apprenticeship. In this case, you could apply for a Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship or a training contract with us. Visit our Graduate Recruitment website for more information.

What Could I Progress To When I Finish My Apprenticeship?
There are a number of opportunities open to you at Irwin Mitchell. You could continue as a paralegal, and build a successful career in this role. Or you could use further study to progress, such as with the Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship.

About Irwin Mitchell
Founded in 1912, Irwin Mitchell has helped over one million clients so far. These include individuals, small businesses, as well as national and international organisations. We currently employ over 2,500 people across 14 offices.

The IMCF (Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation) was set up in 1997 and has so far donated over £1 million to local and national causes. We give all our employees 14 hours a year to use on voluntary work, to give back to our communities.

Why Work For Irwin Mitchell?
Our apprentices receive a full benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Recognition scheme
  • Sports team sponsorship
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Health plan
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • We pay our apprentices a generous starting salary of £,17,290 nationwide (£20,020 in London).

We encourage all our people to embody our brand values:

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity
  • Our combination of empathy and legal knowledge is a strength that differentiates us from many other law firms.

We're committed to creating a positive working environment that maximises your potential while promoting work-life balance.


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Belmont House, Station Way, Gatwick, West Sussex, United Kingdom, RH10 1JA

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Business Legal Services
  • Team:
    Real Estate
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  • Closing Date:
    23 April 2021
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