Salary: £21189 – £22369

Shift hours: 37

Coventry City Council, Legal Services, are looking to recruit a graduate who wishes to qualify as a solicitor.

This is an exciting and innovative opportunity to access first rate training in a friendly and supportive working environment, whilst being supported to complete a solicitor apprenticeship and ultimately qualify. 

If successful, you will undertake a fixed term training contract (to a maximum of 36 months).


Although you will be based the Regulatory Team, the variety of specialisms covered by each of our teams, means that you will have the opportunity to experience considerable diversity of work during your training period. The Regulatory Team deals with criminal and civil litigation, licensing work, information governance and employment matters.

We are a public sector legal service providing in-house legal support to Coventry City Council.  The team offers a professional, comprehensive, tailor-made service to address legal issues of every description, is highly motivated, eager to develop and faces challenges head on.

To be eligible to apply for this role you will have either a qualifying law degree at 2:2 or above or a Graduate Diploma in Law, attained within the last 4 years, at the start of your apprenticeship training course (i.e., completed no earlier than 2019).

You will also need Maths and English at GCSE 4/C or above, or Maths and English Functional Skills level 2. 

Details of qualifying law degrees can be found at SRA | Qualifying law degree providers | Solicitors Regulation Authority). 


Please note, you will not be eligible for this course if:

  • you have already completed the LPC (Legal Practice Course) qualification and
  • you must not have already studied towards the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship Standard.

You should also satisfy yourself that you comply with the University and Apprenticeship other eligibility criteria, which can be found here: https://www.law.ac.uk/study/apprenticeships/for-students/  


You will need to be enthusiastic, possess a strong desire to learn, have good research and analytical skills, excellent IT and communication skills and the ability to relate well to others. 

You will also need to demonstrate an ability and commitment to completing the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship Standard, which will take approximately 27 months to complete (commencing September 2023).  


For full details on the application process please read the attached document.

If you wish to discuss the position please contact Gill Carter at gillian.carter@coventry.gov.uk.

Interview date(s): Week commencing 13th February 2023

Reference: coventrycc/TP/29331/6652

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