Apprenticeship Degree Level - Solicitor (Level 7)

Home Group
Newcastle upon Tyne (Gosforth Park Way)
16 Jun 2021
16 Jul 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Level 7 Higher Apprenticeship: Solicitor

Duration: 6 years (whilst studying law at University) - with career progression opportunities available on completion

Full Time (37.5hpw), with time to study

£18,576 per annum (£9.50 per hour) plus a fully funded Level 7 Higher Apprenticeship Qualification (so that’s a Masters equivalent qualification with no Uni debt, yippee!)

Shaping our future with brilliant apprentices! That’s when it hits home.

At Home Group, we’re building for the future. We’re building homes, independence and aspirations supported by our brilliant apprentices who are our next leaders, achievers and future industry thinkers.

So what’s so great about our apprenticeships? Well, your wage will be way higher than the national apprenticeship minimum wage, so start planning what to spend that extra cash on! You’ll be employed for six years as an apprentice, studying a postgraduate level qualification, and will get stacks of experience to launch your career. The good news is that the majority of our apprentices go on to build brilliant and rewarding careers!

About the role                        
This is an amazing opportunity to work with our brilliant and experienced legal department, gaining practical, on the job training across a range of key legal areas. You’ll also be supported to study at Northumbria University Laws School to achieve a fully funded Level 7 Higher Apprenticeship (that’s masters equivalent) and the Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE). The programme, therefore, includes all the necessary vocational and educational elements to qualify as a Solicitor, so at the end of the six years that’s exactly what you’ll be!

Within our legal department we have seven teams! We have Commercial, Housing, Property and Development, Construction, Corporate and Data Protection teams, and you’ll have the chance to work across each of them, gaining fantastic breadth of knowledge and practical experience. The great news is – by the time you complete your course you’ll be an expert in what they all do!

We are super passionate about developing our future talent and you’ll learn so much. You’ll also have a mentor within the team, who will offer guidance and support.

You’ll attend Northumbria University on a day release basis during term time and get paid time to attend and study. We’ll even align your work projects and experience to complement course modules and your areas of legal interest.

While we’re legal professionals and take great pride in our work, it’s not all dry! We’re a friendly, diverse and social bunch with a range of interests and skills. Robert is our marathon maniac who often does his 12-mile commute on foot! Carole is one of Home Group’s longest serving colleagues and she also like an exotic cruise or two! We often organise volunteering activities and some of the team recently renovated a garden for one of our customers. Our legal away days are a chance to see how Home Group operates on the front line or an opportunity to catch up with everyone socially. There is always something going on and we encourage everyone get involved!

Who we’re looking for
We need you to have (or be predicted to attain) 128-136 UCAS tariff points as well as a good GCSE profile including Math’s and English Language at minimum grade C (numerical grade 4) or equivalent.

You’re passionate about developing your legal related knowledge and skills and the business experience that underpins this. You’ll get all the support you need and in return we expect you to be proactive, self-disciplined and driven to succeed; so be prepared to impress us with your commitment and energy. You’re a confident communicator, able to build great working relationships and tech savvy too, we know you’ll be impressed with the technical kit we have on offer here.

Please also note: You’ll be available to start in September 2021 and it is hugely important that your application sets out exactly what qualifications you have (or are predicted) and the UCAS points they are equivalent to. If this is not clear we will not be able to progress your application.

Use this UCAS points calculator to confirm you meet the requirements.

What’s on offer?
Our apprenticeship programme is a combination of a nationally accredited professional qualification, a competitive salary as well as a fantastic range of benefits, will make a real difference to your life inside and outside of work.

You’ll also be offered coaching, enjoy a range of benefits which include high street discounts, tech schemes and health benefits such as gym discounts, and you’ll get an NUS Student Discount Card for even more savings. You’ll be joining us at a really exciting time when we’re poised to move to a state of the art new office in the centre of Newcastle and we’ve also got all the technology to work flexibly with a digital focus.

Our apprentices say ‘So pleased I will be getting an NUS (student discount) card from my employer – another reason to say that Home Group is a great place to work.

 Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You’ll be able to download the Level 7 Higher Apprenticeship Solicitor and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got this brilliant Apprentice video which shows you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

To apply
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.

You’re unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work