Royds Withy King announces opening for first legal apprentice in Oxford
School-leavers with an interest in the legal profession are being given a rare opportunity to apply to join UK Top 100 law firm Royds Withy King, one of Oxford’s most established firms, as an apprentice.
This will be the first time Royds Withy King has taken on an apprentice to train as a legal assistant in the firm’s busy Personal Injury team based in Oxford, thanks to the success of its first legal apprentice in the Bath Personal Injury team.
Apprenticeships are well-established in certain sectors such as manufacturing and engineering, but are much less common in professional services firms – although this is now changing.
Sam Ford, a recruitment advisor in Royds Withy King’s HR team, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an interest in law to get a foot in the door and gain practical experience of what it means to work in the legal profession and the wide range of roles available, from legal administrators to paralegals and solicitors.
“The vocational route is becoming increasingly popular and could be an ideal route into the law for an ambitious school-leaver. Ideally, we’re looking for someone with an interest in law and A Levels but all applicants with at least five GCSEs at grades A-C will be considered.”
Royds Withy King will be working closely with Damar Training which will administer the apprenticeship, provide one-to-one training and conduct on-site assessments during the 14 month apprenticeship contract. It is hoped that this will develop into a full-time legal assistant role and a stepping stone for further career development.
Anyone interested in applying for the Legal Administration apprenticeship should email Lesley.Taylor@damartraining.com
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