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Trainee Paralegal Programme
We are currently recruiting for a Trainee Paralegal.
Introduction to WSP Solicitors
WSP Solicitors has a strong client base and excellent reputation for providing a full range of legal services to both private and commercial clients.
As one of our Paralegals, you will have regular and open communication with your training coach who will help you successfully develop your career.
This page will help you understand our training programme, but should you have any questions please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
How you will be trained as a Paralegal?
All new employees will benefit from a comprehensive induction designed to provide the necessary skills to get off to a successful start in the role. The induction is supported by a compulsory three-month period working as an Assistant learning how the practice operates administratively. During this period, we will identify your learning style to help plan your training and integrate you into the practice.
Once you have completed your Assistant period you will be assigned a Paralegal Coach, generally an experienced Paralegal who will integrate you into your team and teach you the core skills to help you become a successful Paralegal.
Some Paralegals may wish to develop their career further, we accept and encourage applications for supported training through the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives or the Council of Licensed Conveyancers. Supported training will be decided based on your suitability which will be assessed throughout your time as a Paralegal. Training may be available, dependent on the practices needs, in the following departments:
- Family Law
- Wills, Trusts and Probate
- Residential Property Conveyancing
- Commercial Property Conveyancing
During your training you will be allocated a training supervisor, generally an Associate or a Director. You will receive regular coaching and reviews to help prepare you for your career. Throughout your training there will be plenty of opportunities for you to participate with the firm and the local community at social and networking events as well as participate in the charity work we undertake.
Rewards and Benefits
Paralegals receive a benefits package including:
- A starting salary of £21,000 per annum
- Access to our Bonus and Pension schemes
- Company Sick Scheme
- Sponsored training
- 24 days of annual leave (plus Bank Holidays)
- Life assurance
- Opticians Scheme
- Staff discount
Building a Career – Become a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive
We aspire to develop talent, especially from within the Practice. We therefore give a preference to internal candidates, who are commonly Paralegals, to become a Trainee Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive.
Please view our Trainee Solicitor pages which explain how you can develop you career further within WSP Solicitors.
Chartered Legal Executive
Whilst WSP is a Solicitors Practice, regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, we also see Chartered Legal Executives as a progressive alternative way of qualifying as a professional Legal Advisor. We therefore offer our Paralegals CILEX training once they are successful in and enjoying their role.
Applying for our Paralegal Training Programme
Before applying it is important you carefully consider the Paralegal Job Analysis and Person Specification below:
We expect you to have a good academic grounding, including strong GCSE and A-Level results, which is complimented by a range of soft skills, such as: communication, team work and IT. On top of this you will need to share in the values of the firm and an interest in the Gloucestershire area.
If you would like to apply please send a covering letter and CV to email@example.com. Agency candidates will not be considered for this role.
The Selection Process
You will be invited to interview if your application was successful. Unfortunately, if you have not heard from us within one month of your application then it has been unsuccessful.
The interview will take place in our Stroud Office and be followed by a simple exercise to help us identify if you are ready for Paralegal training. During your interview we encourage you to take time to find out more about the Practice, including viewing the offices and meeting the team.
WSP Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities employer and will only select on merit.