Leading law firm Foot Anstey has launched its legal apprentice scheme with six new students. Working in partnership with Weston College, the students have all started the new three-year law programme which will see them receive training and education to develop them to Legal Assistants in the firm, all whilst earning a wage.
The two part scheme comprises an initial 12-15 months level 2 apprenticeship, followed by an 18-24 months level 3 apprenticeship. During this time, the apprentices will have a mix of College-based legal study and on-the-job experience and training.
With apprenticeships becoming once again popular, this new route to law was designed to help mould the next generation of legal professionals. It is being run alongside the firm's traditional trainee solicitor scheme, which sees the firm take on six new trainee solicitors every year.
Susie Halliday, Head of Learning and Development at Foot Anstey: 'We are delighted to be at the heart of this exciting new initiative, which gives young people the opportunity to grow and have long-term careers with our business. For Foot Anstey it is a great opportunity to develop valuable lawyers of the future.'