Q&A: Datalaw’s Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship

What is Datalaw’s Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship?

Datalaw’s Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship is a program designed to guide graduates through the process of becoming qualified solicitors in England and Wales, offering an alternative to the traditional legal qualification routes.

Who is eligible for this apprenticeship?

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in law are eligible. For those with a Non-Law Degree will be more suitable for the full Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship instead.

What are the financial benefits for students in this program?

One of the key benefits is that there are no tuition fees for students. The training costs are covered by your employer and the government, making it a financially accessible option for aspiring solicitors.

How can employers benefit from this apprenticeship?

Employers can claim up to £27,000 in funding for both new and existing employees, utilising the apprenticeship levy to cover training costs and to turn their team into qualified solicitors.

Is the apprenticeship conducted online?

Yes, Datalaw’s program is entirely online, providing flexibility and accessibility for both students and working professionals.

What does the apprenticeship entail?

The Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship includes comprehensive training, covering the SQE 1 & 2 exams and preparation courses, ensuring candidates are well-prepared for all aspects of the qualification process.

What is the duration of the apprenticeship?

The duration varies but typically spans 30-months, allowing apprentices to gain practical experience while studying for the SQE exams.

What qualifications will apprentices receive upon completion?

Upon successful completion of the program and passing the SQE exams, apprentices become qualified solicitors, ready to practise law professionally.

Is work experience a part of the apprenticeship?

Yes, practical legal work experience is an integral part of the apprenticeship, providing real-world exposure alongside academic study.

Who is the apprenticeship most suitable for?

It is ideal for law graduates who wish to qualify as solicitors but prefer a flexible, financially viable route that combines work and study.

What support is provided to apprentices during the program?

Apprentices receive extensive support, including access to online resources, mentorship, and guidance from experienced legal professionals.

Can apprentices specialise in a specific area of law?

While the program covers general legal principles, opportunities for specialisation are available depending on the apprentice’s work placement and individual interests.

What is the application process for the apprenticeship?

Candidates or employers need to register their interest through Datalaw’s website, after this the process typically involves submission of academic records and possible interviews or assessments.

How is the online training structured?

The training is delivered through a combination of virtual lectures, interactive sessions, and digital resources, structured to accommodate working professionals.

What kind of career prospects do apprentices have post-completion?

Graduates of the program can pursue a range of legal careers, with the qualification opening doors to various roles within law firms, corporate legal departments, and other legal settings.

Can international students enrol in the apprenticeship?

Eligibility for international students would depend on visa requirements and Datalaw’s specific admissions policies. To discuss this further please call our Apprenticeship Team on 0151 242 0066.

How does the apprenticeship prepare candidates for the SQE exams?

The program includes targeted preparation courses for both SQE 1 & 2, focusing on key topics, exam techniques, and practical skills needed to succeed in the exams.

How much funding can organisations claim per employee for the Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship?

Organisations can claim up to £27,000 per new and existing employee for training under the apprenticeship program.

How does the apprenticeship integrate practical legal experience?

The program is designed to blend academic learning with real-world legal work, allowing apprentices to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings under the guidance of experienced legal professionals.

To learn more about the Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship please visit www.pages.datalawonline.co.uk/graduate-solicitor-apprenticeship.