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Apprenticeships at Stephens Scown 

Not everyone wants to go to university, or has the means to – and apprentices provide many people with a cheaper and arguably faster route into their chosen career. Apprenticeships with Stephens Scown take you straight to the real-world application of legal skills and expertise. We offer a range of options for kick-starting your legal career path, including Solicitors, Paralegals and business support services roles such as Marketing and Finance.

What is an apprenticeship, and is it for me? 

An apprenticeship combines work with education and training, and offers the same career paths as university study, but without the expensive costs. It allows you to combine work and study, mixing on-the-job training with structured learning through an external training provider. All the while, you earn a competitive salary and enjoy all our standard benefits, including 25 days holiday (plus your birthday off!), a pension, life assurance, and the opportunity to become part of our ‘Scownership’ scheme.

Learn and earn, and acquire invaluable experience

Our apprentices learn both academically and vocationally, so you benefit from a combination of knowledge, insight and context that supports your progress. For example, as a Stephens Scown apprentice, you get to learn:

  • what it’s really like to work in professional services on a daily basis
  • tips and tricks from experienced legal professionals
  • how to be an effective team player
  • all-important communication skills
  • better ways to organise yourself and your time.

It’s a great way to see what you learn applied to everyday legal work, use on-the-job experience to support your studies – and ultimately to gain the qualifications that support your ambitions.

What kinds of apprenticeship do we offer?

It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to the legal profession, or looking to acquire additional skills and progress in your current role with further qualifications –  there are many options to choose from, and we’re continuously developing our apprenticeship portfolio.

We currently have apprentices training to become solicitors, chartered executives and HR administrators. We have a number of both Legal and Business Support apprentices working towards a variety of professional qualifications

Meanwhile, we work daily with our teams to discover what we can do to help them take their individual and collective skill sets to the next level, so new apprenticeship opportunities are always arising.

If you would like to discuss further, please contact Rachael Smith, Graduate Recruitment & Apprenticeships Officer by email or by phone on 01392 210700.


Get in touch For further information, or if you have any questions

“Here in the South West, there are many businesses that have seen the benefits of investing in apprenticeship programmes. Businesses who have successfully invested in talented individuals wanting to develop a career, bringing new ideas, who can be moulded to reflect the standards and culture of the business. Businesses who have invested in long term training and development planning, bespoke to the industry, helping to tackle any skills shortages being faced.”

Mark Roby, HR Adviser & Paralegal