TLT launches legal apprenticeship programme

Leading national law firm TLT is looking to recruit two legal apprentices to join its 250-strong Banking and Lender Services group in Bristol as part of a new apprenticeship programme run in partnership with specialist providers ILEX Tutorial College (ITC) and Damar Training.

Starting in January 2013 the apprentices will receive extensive in-house training as well as tailored assessment and training from Damar and ITC. They will complete an intermediate apprenticeship in legal administration giving them the legal and administrative skills required to put their knowledge into practice.

In addition to their wide-ranging administrative duties the apprentices will provide support to solicitors and case handlers giving them plenty of hands-on legal experience including responding to client queries and helping to prepare legal documents, all with plenty of support and under supervision from senior staff.

Following completion of the twelve month programme, there may be opportunities to progress to higher level apprenticeships and, in due course, to routes that lead to qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive or Solicitor.

TLT partner Graham Walters who heads the Lender Services team comments, “Our new apprenticeship scheme offers a structured career development opportunity and is ideal for talented and ambitious individuals who may have decided not go to university because of the cost or who simply prefer the idea of vocational learning."

If you are interested in an apprenticeship that could lead to a career in law, applications are being taken now. For a copy of the job description and information on the next steps please contact Damar Training at info@damartraining.com.

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TLT

Named by The Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative law firms for four consecutive years and described by industry commentators as ‘energetic and ambitious' with an ‘open minded entrepreneurial culture’, TLT is an award-winning full-service commercial law firm with the capability to deliver seamless legal advice across all three UK legal jurisdictions - England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

TLT LLP, TLT Scotland Ltd and TLT NI LLP (a separate practice in Northern Ireland) all operate under the TLT brand and are together known as 'TLT'. TLT has a forecast turnover of £48million, 80 partners, approximately 750 employees and a UK-wide presence with offices in Bristol, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast. TLT also has an office in Piraeus focused on ship finance work.

TLT delivers expert legal advice innovatively, efficiently and cost-effectively. The firm has leading strengths in the financial services and leisure sectors and in depth experience in the retail and consumer goods, technology & media, renewables, housing and public sectors. TLT provides specialist expertise in banking, commercial, finance, litigation, employment, IT, real estate and international trade. Many of TLT's lawyers are identified as experts in their respective fields by independent guides to the legal market.

TLT advises an increasing number of FTSE-listed, national and international organisations including Barclays Bank, Dyson, EDF Energy, Merlin Entertainments, Punch Taverns, the Canal & River Trust (formerly British Waterways Board), the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (formerly the Metropolitan Police Authority) and WHSmith.

In 2012, the firm was named a ‘Best Legal Employer’ by Legal Week in its annual “Employee Satisfaction Report. The firm has been recognised as a ‘first class’ employer by Best Companies Limited, the company which carries out the research for The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list.

TLT is a responsible business and has a programme of corporate social responsibility activities. TLT encourages and supports involvement in the wider community and is committed to reducing the adverse environmental impact of its business activities.

For further information please contact Charlotte Sansom on +44 (0)117 917 8938, charlotte.sansom@TLTsolicitors.com or visit www.TLTsolicitors.com

ILEX Tutorial College

ILEX Tutorial College (ITC) is a leading distance learning law school, wholly owned by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).  ITC has been delivering legal education for nearly 30 years.

ITC has over 3,000 students studying by flexible learning at any one time. These include law firm apprentices, paralegals, students aspiring to be solicitors and Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, along with legal support staff, local authority and central government employees and in-house legal staff employed in commercial organisations. 

ITC teaches the Level 2 apprentices about the Legal Environment, including the nature of law, EU Law, Statutory Interpretation, Judicial Precedent and the Civil and Criminal Courts.  ITC and CILEx are developing the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services, as part of a consortium in conjunction with Damar Training.

For more information, contact Jenny Pelling on 01234 844 326 or at j.pelling@ilex-tutorial.ac.uk

www.ilex-tutorial.ac.uk  and via Twitter @ITClawschool.

Damar Training

Damar Training is a specialist provider of apprenticeship recruitment and training with many years’ experience of working with employers in the legal sector. Damar is at the forefront of the development and delivery of legal apprenticeships and is part of a consortium awarded nearly £1m by the Government to develop the new higher apprenticeship in legal services, along with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Damar provides law firms with an end to end recruitment and training service, matching them with quality apprentice employees and then delivering a tailored package of training and assessment.

For many non-graduate apprentices, training is fully or partially funded by the Government and grants of £1,500 are available to many firms recruiting apprentices for the first time. Follow Damar on the web at www.damartraining.com and on Twitter @DamarTraining.

For more information contact Jonathan Bourne on 0161 480 8171 or at jonathan@damartraining.com.

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