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Level 7 Solicitor

Our expert in-house legal team provides legal support and guidance across our Co-op business. Joining our level 7 apprenticeship, you’ll learn the basics before beginning to tackle more complex and high-profile cases ranging from employment law to contract law and intellectual property. Earning while you learn, you’ll gain a law degree without the debt, as well as the experience and knowledge you need to build a successful legal career Co-op.

  • Length 5 years
  • Location Manchester
  • Hours per Week 37.5
  • Salary £18,000 rising during the programme

What happens on the programme?

Over 5 years you’ll have formal industry standard training and university degree learning all backed up with expert on-the-job support.

On this level 7 programme you’ll spend two years getting to grips with the basics of law, building networks across the business, as well as your all-round knowledge of the profession. This will lead on to getting involved in more complex cases which could span our entire business as you build your expertise and capability as an apprentice solicitor – with the learning and qualifications to back you up.

As you’re learning on the job it’s a slightly shorter route to becoming a solicitor than the traditional route of going to university. This does mean it’s an intense programme and requires commitment and time to complete your work and studies together. We’ll support you with a university tutor and also 20% of your working hours to complete your apprenticeship.

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What’s in it for you?

You’ll be working your way towards an LLB (Hons) Law degree from The University of Law, which will give you knowledge and skills to take into a legal role at Co-op. You’ll also get the added bonus of real-world, on-the-job learning, and opportunities to build an expert professional network – setting you up perfectly to develop your legal career and save over £36,000 in university tuition fees.

How to apply

A 5 year apprenticeship isn’t a small commitment, so you’ll need to be confident that this is the right career path for you. You’ll also need 3 A-levels and 5 GCSEs including maths and English (or the equivalent) to join the programme.

If you’ve already got a law degree (including LLB/LPC/GDL degrees), you won’t be eligible to apply.

You can apply by clicking below to search for a suitable role. Our solicitor apprenticeships don’t come up very often so if you can’t find a suitable programme right now, register for job alerts at the bottom of the page and you’ll be notified when our opportunities go live.

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