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SQE Training Programme

Job/scheme locations: 
Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Manchester and Taunton offices
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Kennedys are excited to announce we will be introducing a new innovative training programme for graduates.  Our programme will prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), the new route to qualification that is coming into effect from Autumn 2021. The new SQE training programme will take the form of a Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship and allows you to start working and earning at Kennedys immediately after university, while gaining qualifying legal work experience in one of our teams before sitting the SQE1 and SQE2 exams to qualify as a solicitor.  You will also be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate from BPP. 


We are offering the SQE training programme in many of our legal teams across our core practice areas of Insurance, Liability, Healthcare and Commercial in our Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Manchester and Taunton offices. Applications for our 2021 SQE training programme are now open.

Training & Development:

The two year six-month training programme will involve working at Kennedys four days a week and having one day off a week to study at BBP. In addition to a dedicated supervisor at Kennedys, you will have a tutor and skills coach at BPP, to ensure that you have all the support you need at work and with your studies.


To be considered for a training contract in the UK, you will need:

  • To have completed a law degree or a non-law degree and the GDL/PGDL prior to joining with Kennedys.
  • To have achieved or be on course to achieve a 2:1 degree – not necessarily in Law
  • 120 UCAS Points or equivalent at A-Level (please note General Studies will not be included)

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