BBC legal adopts The Apprentice approach

At The Lawyer we don’t hide the fact that we’re fans of one of the BBC’s flagship shows, The Apprentice. What, frankly, would winter be without it?

Which is why we like to imagine that the BBC legal department’s hiring of its apprentices, which, it has just unveiled is very much along the lines of the reality show.

The, erm, reality however is that Lord Sugar’s barbs have been replaced by the legal know-how of Beeb head honcho Sarah Jones. In fact, as long as the broadcaster’s apprentices don’t repeat Stuart Baggs’ infamous line: “I’m not a one-trick pony, I’m not a 10-trick pony, I’ve got a field of ponies waiting to literally run towards this job”, we reckon that they’ll do just fine.

And mercifully they’ll be performing without having to face the withering glances of Sirralan’s crony in chief Nick Hewer.

Elsewhere, Clyde & Co has revealed that it is also launching an apprenticeship scheme in its Manchester office, joining the growing number of firms who have already taken the plunge.

Cue a growing refrain to be heard across the land: “You’re hired.”

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