Solicitors Qualifying Exam
The SQE training programme will allow you to start working towards your qualification at Kennedys immediately after university.
Our SQE training programme will take the form of a Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship and allows you to start working and earning at Kennedys immediately after university, while gaining qualifying legal work experience in one of our teams before sitting the SQE1 and SQE2 exams to qualify as a solicitor. You will also be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate from BPP. Prospective trainees looking to start the SQE training programme must have completed a law degree or the GDL/PGDL prior to starting with Kennedys.
Kennedys will fully fund your training during the SQE programme. If you have studied a non-law undergraduate degree and need to complete the Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) before starting the SQE training programme, Kennedys will pay for your course fees and provide a maintenance grant to attend the PGDL at BPP.
More information about BPP and the PGDL can be found here.
What does the SQE involve?
The 30 month training programme will involve working at Kennedys four days a week and having one day a week to study at BPP. 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 are offering the SQE training programme in many of our legal teams across our core practice areas including professional liability, fraud, travel, personal injury, healthcare, motor and property, energy and construction.
We offer the SQE training programme in the following offices:
How to apply
Applications for our 2022 SQE Training Programme will open on 1 May 2021.
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