We are hiring up to four apprentices to join our thriving Bristol office in Autumn 2019 and complete a Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship, accredited by CILEx (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) and delivered through The University of Law in conjunction with Damar training.  Over the course of the two-year programme, you’ll draw upon your own ambitious and enthusiastic personality to develop your skills, learn new ones and grow your legal knowledge.  You'll get involved in a range of tasks in support of our lawyers, and have the opportunity on qualification to begin the solicitor apprenticeship programme with us.

RPC is a modern, progressive and commercially-oriented City legal services business. At RPC, you can be you. In an environment that’s real. Strikingly real.

For us, success comes from building real-life relationships. Real-life relationships with our clients as much as our people. And it comes from thinking creatively to achieve the best commercial solutions. We thrive in an environment that’s collaborative, forward-thinking and where you’re free to express your personality. An environment that allows you to make the most of your strengths. Our lawyers are market leaders. Our clients are often household names. And together we achieve award-winning results. Results that have seen RPC regularly voted amongst the best for commercial advice.

We genuinely care about the work that we do, whether it’s a complex insurance claim, large-scale global dispute, business-critical commercial advice or transactional support, our clients really trust us.

We work across a range of business sectors and practices, including insurance, commercial litigation, construction, engineering and projects, corporate/M&A, IP and technology, retail, commercial contracts, media, real estate, employment and pensions, outsourcing, regulatory, tax, international trade and competition.

As an apprentice paralegal, you will get exposure to a wide range of legal work.   You’ll spend 20% of your time on off-the-job learning which equates to one day each week to study. Working with our chosen provider The University of Law (ULaw) and Damar Training, who are located in the same building as our Bristol RPC offices, we will incorporate any bespoke aspects of learning that we feel appropriate to your training and future success at RPC.

Alongside your formal study with the University of Law, you will support practice areas across RPC, covering both litigation and transactional matters. Typically, you will handle:

  • File opening and closure (including dealing with outstanding financial matters and sending files to storage)
  • Running Know Your Client, money laundering and conflict checks for team members' claims and professional indemnity matters
  • Updating case management systems
  • Document review exercises
  • Drafting invoices
  • General admin duties such as:
    • filing
    • printing and photocopying of documents
    • preparing letters
    • producing correspondence and reports
    • preparing files and bundles
    • attending meetings and producing attendance notes
  • Capturing and collating required Management Information — for performance management, client reporting, service level agreements (SLAs), pricing and other purposes

Qualifications required:

  • GCSE Maths and English: A-C
  • A Levels: ABB (obtained or predicted)

Personal Qualities:

We are looking for people who are:

  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Efficient
  • Motivated
  • Solutions-focused
  • Communicative
  • Adaptable
  • Flexible
  • Attentive to detail
  • Accurate
  • Professional
  • Team-oriented
  • Energetic
  • Positive
  • Approachable
  • Responsive
  • Open to change
  • Hard working
  • Willing to learn
  • Confident
  • Strong written/verbal communicators
  • Interested in process and technology
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office

At RPC, we know that you’ll do your best if you’re free to be yourself. That’s why we only hire genuine people with a desire to make a difference. It’s not essential to have studied law before, but you’ll need strong academic results and be able to show that you’re a hardworking and motivated team-player with communication skills and meticulous attention to detail to match.

We are also not expecting to recruit the finished article. We will invest the time, effort and resource in to ensuring that our apprentices are fully equipped with the tools for success in the legal sector.

Along with an annual salary of £15,000 rising to £15,500 in year two, you’ll be offered a competitive and creative full package of benefits.

We’re all unique. And that’s why RPC’s benefits package is too. We respect we’re all real people with passions, families and lives away from our desks. So we offer you the chance to tailor your benefits, offering choice and flexibility to everyone who works here. 

Our benefits package covers almost everything, from wellness festivals and social events to extra annual leave and family and wealth-related rewards



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