The Law is looking for new perspectives. #CityCentury is a Solicitor Apprenticeship initiative that identifies, recruits, educates, and develops the very best talent, connecting them to the City of London.
We are a collaboration of over 50 esteemed City of London law firms and are here to ignite and revolutionise the legal profession.
School leavers stand at the threshold of endless possibilities. Our mission is to inspire bright and talented individuals like you to explore a career path you may have never considered before: City solicitor apprenticeships. A debt-free option where you can earn while you learn. Say goodbye to traditional student loans and hello to a transformative opportunity. By joining one of our members’ apprenticeship programmes, you’ll immerse yourself in a community of the next generation of lawyers – young minds bursting with potential, just like yours.
Our goal is simple yet groundbreaking: to revolutionise the legal landscape by empowering students from diverse backgrounds to pursue a career they may have never thought possible. We want to shape the minds of tomorrow’s legal talent, and that talent could be you. So, if you’re ready to break free from the ordinary, step into a world of endless possibilities, and discover the exciting realm of law in the heart of London, join us on this exhilarating journey. Together, we will redefine the future of the legal profession and unlock your true potential.
Why become a City solicitor?
The City of London is the world’s leading financial centre and home to the world’s most exciting and high profile deals. As a City lawyer, you will be doing complex, challenging and innovative work in a fast-paced environment, working collaboratively with a diverse group of leading professionals. You will have the satisfaction of helping your clients to achieve their goals and the ability to make a real difference and bring about positive change through extensive pro bono opportunities. And of course you will be entering a highly competitive, high status, high reward profession.
Why become a solicitor apprentice?
A Level 7 legal apprenticeship is a great route to becoming a solicitor. Over a six-year period, through work-based learning (four days a week) at a law firm and part-time study at one of the UK’s leading law schools, you’ll gain valuable legal experience and practical business skills as well as a law degree (LLB) and the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE). The key benefits compared to the traditional trainee solicitor route are far more extensive work opportunities and exposure, and the ability to earn while you learn, with no University fees or student debt.
When, where and how can I apply?
“#CityCentury firms will be opening their solicitor apprenticeship application windows from September 2023 for roles starting in Autumn 2024 .”