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Legal Assistant Foundation Programme

Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
Birmingham/Bristol/Derby/Leeds/Leicester/London/Manchester/Milton Keynes/Nottingham/Oxford/Sheffield/Stoke
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Closing date: 

This programme provides opportunities for graduates to join the firm at a grass roots level carrying out a range of duties which will involve routine support to lawyers, clerical and administrative tasks but may include undertaking legal research, preliminary preparation of documents and attendance at meetings. The vacancies are initially for a 6 month fixed term with the opportunity for this to be extended for a further 6 months. This programme is potentially a route for candidates looking to secure a place on our Training Contract programme. At your 9 month review we will be able to confirm whether you have been successful in obtaining a training contract place with us. 

Training and Development

We are totally committed to nurturing and growing talented and motivated graduates. Our creative and dynamic work environment provides the perfect training ground to support our graduate programmes. At Freeths our innovative range of graduate opportunities ensures we provide you with the best possible career development, tailored to your needs. If you are a bright and talented individual who will bring commitment and critical thinking to our firm, we are ready to invest in you.

Who can apply?

All the Flexible Graduate Programmes that we offer look for bright and talented individuals who will make a real difference to our firm over the coming years. At Freeths we think differently and this also applies to our graduate selection process. Of course we are looking for outstanding graduates with a strong academic background but we are also interested in your experiences and achievements and how you will use these to make a real difference to our firm over the coming years. 

We accept applications from both law and non-law students. Applications are considered from those about to graduate or who have recently graduated or from candidates who have completed either their GDL or LPC. 

You must be available to start immediately.

When should I apply?

When you are available to start, that’s the time to make your application. To find out if we have current vacancies please visit our website. Selection is by way of an initial interview with a member of the HR team and, if successful at that stage, second interview with a Partner leading the team in which the Legal Assistant role is based.

How do I apply?

As a firm we value diversity and individuality. It is also important to us that we recruit graduates who understand and align themselves with our group values and competency model. We want to know about your skills and achievements, languages, outside interests and work experience, and how these might be valuable to a career here at Freeths. You will also be asked for a full account of your academic achievements and to complete the equal opportunities monitoring section, in accordance with the firm’s equal opportunities policy.

Please note that we only accept applications through our on-line system.

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More about this vacancy

England, East Midlands, London, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Number of vacancies: 
51 to 80
Bonus (discretionary), Gym membership/subsidy, Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution), Season ticket loan
Days' holiday: 
25 days
Extra benefits: 
Cycle to work scheme, Tech loan scheme, study loans, Perkbox staff discounts platform, Holiday flex

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Degree requirements: 
Not applicable
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: