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HFW Launches Six-Year Solicitor Apprentice Programme

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has launched a Solicitor Apprentice programme to provide school leavers with an alternative route into the legal profession.

Participants on the six-year programme will work as a paid employee in HFW's London office while studying for a Law Degree (LLB) and a Master of Law (LLM), before sitting the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, with all education and exam costs covered by the firm.

During the final two years of the apprenticeship, participants will join HFW's existing Training Contract programme.

Jeremy Shebson, Managing Partner, HFW:

"We still have work to do in the legal sector to make the profession more accessible for talented individuals from all backgrounds. Our apprenticeship programme is designed to provide another option for students looking to pursue a career in the law, and will enable participants to complete their legal education while also receiving first-rate training and a salary, and without having to worry about the cost of studying and exams. It also means that we can support their development from an earlier stage in their career, and will help us continue to create a diverse and inclusive firm in which everyone can thrive."

HFW's first Solicitor Apprentices will start in September 2024. Applications are now open.

To find out more information about the programme and how to apply, click here.

About HFW

HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance, and shipping sectors. The firm has 700 lawyers, including 185 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative, and collaborative culture.

For further information, please contact:

Chris Johnson
Head of Communications
D +44 (0)20 7264 8159
M +44 (0)7976 939 864

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