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Bates Wells is a truly purpose-driven law firm and the first UK law firm to be a B Corp, which means we consider the impact of our decisions on our people, clients, suppliers, community, and the environment. We believe that the “classic” economic model – with businesses focusing solely on maximising profit while doing some good deeds on the side – isn’t sustainable. Corporate Social Responsibility is a start, but it’s only a start. Instead, we’re part of the movement that puts profits and purpose on equal footing. Both must be present for the long-term sustainability of business.

We are very proud to offer an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor via our Solicitor Apprenticeships programme. This is a six-year, Level 7 programme for anyone who does not hold a degree level qualification, or school leavers at 18. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will qualify as a solicitor.

This route gives you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn and get stuck into working straight away, avoiding university fees and developing your professional and legal skills.

During our six-year programme, you’ll gain an LLM in Legal Practice through the University of Law, with your fees and assessment costs covered by us, and become a qualified solicitor.

Applications open: 18 December 2023

Applications close: 29 March 2024