Frequently Asked Questions

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Solicitor Apprentice recruitment process

Applicants will need to have completed their A-Levels or equivalent by July 2021. We look for 3 A-Levels at grade BBB and 6 GCSEs at grade A*-C or equivalent, but we can be flexible with these as ultimately we look for the best candidates. Please do not be deterred if your grades are lower than this, we are looking for people who have a strong application form across the board.

The University of Law entry requirements for their Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship course are:

  • 3 A Levels at Grade C or above, or equivalent;
  • 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, or equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.

As long as you meet these minimum grades we will consider your application. 

We want everyone to feel comfortable and to be able to perform at their best during the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments please email us and we will be happy to discuss this with you further.

If you do not currently have permission to work in the UK please provide full details of how you intend to qualify for this so that we can consider whether or not it is possible for us to progress your application. We will look at each application on a case by case basis. Any offer will be conditional on your right to work in the UK.

Unfortunately the Solicitor Apprenticeship programme is not available to those who have completed a law or non-law degree. Please see our Graduates page for information on joining Mishcon de Reya through our Vacation Scheme.

Successful candidates will begin their apprenticeship in October 2022.

About the programme

Yes, we pay the full tuition fees.

You will earn a competitive starting salary which will increase as your progress through the apprenticeship programme.

You will be entitled to the full range of staff benefits including:

  • Private medical care
  • Individual wellbeing fund
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Give as you earn scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan

You will spend 20% of your time (1 day per week) studying towards the LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice.

During the Apprenticeship Programme we will entrust you with a lot of responsibility, and fully support you in a variety of ways to ensure you reach your potential.

  • In each rotation you will be assigned a supervisor who will work with you on a daily basis, assigning you tasks and providing you with regular training and feedback.
  • The Early Careers Team will support you throughout your Mishcon journey, from the submission of your application through to qualification.
  • You will also be paired with a buddy who will be a current Apprentice. They will help you navigate through the first few months at Mishcons.
  • A senior Solicitor in the firm will act as your sponsor.  They will mentor you through the six year programme using their knowledge of Mishcon and the legal industry.
  • As well as technical legal training, the Mishcon Academy also provide you with all the professional and commercial skills required to make your apprenticeship a success.

Our tuition provider is The University of Law. They will provide all your academic training throughout the apprenticeship. You will spend 20% of your time (one day per week) studying towards the LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice.

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