Legal apprenticeships

Legal apprenticeships

In order to attract the best talent from a range of backgrounds we know that it is important to offer a route to school leavers to train as a solicitor. 

  • 55 UK apprentices
  • 7 offices
  • 3 awards

Kennedys offer legal apprenticeships that are aimed at school leavers that have completed A Levels or equivalent studies and are looking to embark on an exciting career and earn as they learn.  We believe our apprentices are a very important part of our talent pipeline here at Kennedys.

Our apprenticeships are offered in conjunction with our learning provider, BPP.  Find out more information about BPP here

Our two year paralegal apprenticeship will result in students obtaining a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services.  This is equivalent to the first year of a law undergraduate degree. The paralegal apprenticeship offers an introduction to the fundamentals of legal practice and provides a combination of learning and working within one of our legal teams, to build the knowledge and skills required to work as a Litigation Assistant at Kennedys.

In addition to a dedicated supervisor at Kennedys, you will have a tutor and skills coach at BPP, to ensure that you have all the support you need at work and with your studies. We offer a competitive salary (paying at a minimum the UK Living wage both in and outside London).

Once the two year paralegal apprenticeship has been completed, apprentices who would like to continue their learning may have the opportunity to join the Level 7 solicitor apprenticeship. This takes four years to complete and involves the completion of a (Hons) degree in legal practice and will lead to qualifying as a solicitor six years after leaving school.


We offer paralegal apprenticeships in the following offices:

  • Birmingham
  • Cambridge
  • Chelmsford
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield
  • Taunton 

How to apply 

Applications for our Legal Apprenticeships are currently open, please visit our vacancy page to apply.

Careers at Kennedys 

Find out more about all our current early careers opportunities, and read about a day in the life of a trainee and legal professionals

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I am fortunate that my team have given me a huge range of tasks to complete. I am faced with new challenges every day and I can honestly say that I am enjoying them all. I am loving working towards becoming a useful part of my busy team!


Maya Taylor, Solicitor Apprentice

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