It’s an exciting time for young people considering a career in law, as the routes into the profession expand.
Applications are now open for our 2018 intake across our Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Halifax, London and Evesham offices.
At Plexus, we recognise that the traditional route into law via university is not for everyone. Since September 2012 we have recruited over 50 Legal Apprentices who have, or are, undertaking apprenticeships withus in our Leeds, Manchester, Halifax, Liverpool and London offices.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want a career in law.
Candidates should have a minimum of four GCSE’s (including Maths & English) at Grade C or above. While we don’t have a minimum grade requirement at A-Level or equivalent, you must have this level qualifications. We prefer to place particular emphasis on:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- A positive work ethic
- A desire to learn
- Effective organisational skills
- An eye for detail
- A common sense approach
“I chose an Apprenticeship because I was not sure I wanted to go to University. I was already working a full time job and I started to appreciate the monthly income. I, therefore, didn’t want to go to University and not earn any money. But at the same time I wanted to do something worthwhile. I thought an Apprenticeship was the perfect solution, as I was still learning about something I was interested in, I had an aim and I was still earning money. I would definitely recommend the Apprenticeship route to anyone who was not sure that University was for them.”
“My main reason was the style of learning it involves. Apprenticeships are much more practical and hands-on and this has always been my preferred style of learning. Another reason was that while you are still required to do exams and assignments they are not the only way you are assessed. I also felt (and still do) that it would put me in a better position to get a job role that I enjoy and want to do than if I had left university as you will have experience of being in that specific working environment already, rather than being thrown in at the deep end.”
“I felt that I would progress and learn better in the practical environment, as opposed to sitting in a lecture room. Getting paid to do it is also a bonus!”