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Property Solicitor Apprentice (Cranbrook) - Full Time

We are pleased to offer an apprenticeship to train as a Solicitor with Kingsfords in our property department working from our Cranbrook office. Although the apprenticeship training programme does not commence until September 2025 the successful candidate will initially join us as a legal assistant immediately. The apprenticeship is a government supported initiative which is partially funded through the apprenticeship scheme and partially funded by us.  It will enable an individual with skill and motivation to gain a professional qualification and work in an established law firm where he or she will be supported throughout.

We are looking for a hard-working, dedicated and ambitious individual to join our Conveyancing Department as soon as possible, working as part of a team where you will gain valuable work experience.  You must have acquired the relevant qualifications listed below:

Applications are invited from candidates who have acquired:

  • 5 GCSEs including mathematics and English – Grade C/4 or above AND
  • 3 A-Levels or equivalent, minimum grade C, with relevant employer-led work experience, OR
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in a relevant occupation including business administration, legal services, providing financial services.

Please note it is our intention to recruit a candidate who meets the above academic achievements. When the course starts you will complete 1 day per week at university (remotely) and work 4 days per week in our offices.

We regret that candidates who seek exemptions from the full apprenticeship training programme will not be considered for this role.  Therefore, those people who are part-way through a degree or qualification that qualifies for an exemption against the full 5/6 year training should not apply.

For details of the job profile of a solicitor and the requirements of the apprenticeship standard, please go to https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/?  Details of the solicitor standard can be found under reference number ST0246. 

The standard is based on the SRA’s Statement of Solicitor Competence.  Achievement of the standard and the associated apprenticeship assessment plan will satisfy the SRA’s regulatory framework for qualification as a solicitor, subject to the SRA’s usual tests of character and suitability.

Professional/academic and personal references will be required and the successful candidate will undergo a DBS check. 

If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit your CV with a covering email explaining what you think makes a good solicitor and why you think you fit the profile. Email: kld@kingsfords.net

Please note, we will only accept CV’s directly from the applicant.  We will contact those applicants we have initially shortlisted after the closing date.  If you have not heard from us by Friday 19th July 2024, we regret your application was not successful on this occasion.