Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about our Solicitor Apprentice Programme or application process?
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Solicitor Apprentice recruitment process

Applicants will need to have completed their A-Levels or equivalent by July 2020. 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 don’t be deterred if your grades are lower than this, we are looking for people who have a strong application form across the board.

We only accept candidates onto our Apprenticeship programme who have not completed a degree. Although we look for 3 A-Levels at grade BBB and 6 GCSEs at grade A*-C or equivalent, we can be flexible with these and ultimately we look for the best candidates. Please don’t be deterred if your grades are lower than this, we are looking for people who have a strong application form across the board.

We want everyone to feel comfortable when completing our recruitment process. If you have a disability or condition that means a video interview isn’t suitable for you please email us at early.careers@mishcon.com, once you receive your invite to interview. We will provide you with an alternative that better suits your needs.

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 we only accept applications from school leavers, however if you do have a degree and are interested in a career in law please look at our Vacation Schemes.

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
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • 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.

  1. In each seat you will be assigned a supervisor who will mentor you throughout the six months, provide training and feedback on how you are doing.
  2. The Early Careers Team is here to support you throughout your Mishcon journey, from when you submit your application through to qualification.
  3. You will also be paired with a Buddy who is a current Apprentice and was in your position a year ago, so will be able to answer all your questions,
  4. You are also allocated a Sponsor who is a senior Solicitor in the firm, they will help guide and lead you through our programme using their firm knowledge and influence
  5. As well as technical legal training, we also provide you with the skills you need to succeed commercially through our in house place of learning, the Academy.

Our learning provider will provide all your training throughout your apprenticeship. You will spend 20% of your time (one day per week) studying towards the LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice.

As you progress through your work in various departments across the firm on different cases, you will build a portfolio of your experiences which will form your submission for qualification.

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