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Pinsent Masons is the latest firm to kick off a legal apprenticeship scheme in a bid to widen access to the profession.
The top 10 firm has welcomed its first cohort of apprentices this month, paying the school-leavers a starting salary of £19,000.
Pinsents has joined forces with the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) to provide the necessary academic training.
Graduate recruitment manager Edward Walker explained that the scheme is an expansion of its successful gap year programme, which offers students an eight-month placement prior to studying at university.
He added: “The new school-leaver programme is aimed at equally talented students who are looking to combine paid employment and the opportunity to study towards a recognised legal qualification.
“The long-term goal of the programme is to develop a pool of talented legal executives across the firm while at the same time offering an alternative career route for students interested in pursuing a career in commercial law.”
The news comes after DWF rolled out a legal apprenticeship scheme for school leavers last month, enrolling five school leavers into its Paralegal Academy (23 August 2011).
Elsewhere, Gordons’ first cohort of apprentices joined the firm this month. The five new recruits will train in a range of the Yorkshire-based firm’s departments, including commercial litigation, personal injury, company, commercial property and residential law (20 September 2011).