Modern Apprenticeship in Paralegal Practice

Location: Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow

Contract: 2 year fixed

Closing Date:

Salary: £18,000 pa
Contract Type: 2 year fixed

Blackadders are delighted to launch a Modern Apprenticeship programme in Paralegal Practice and are looking for talented individuals to apply for this programme and embark upon a rewarding career in the legal profession.

Successful applicants will join us on a 2-year Paralegal Traineeship. During your first year you will complete the formal SVQ Level 3 / SCQF Level 7 apprenticeship programme, specialising in either conveyancing or wills and executries (conducted via online learning), followed by 12 months workplace development during which you will enhance your knowledge and skills.

Subject to successful completion of the programme, we aim to offer full time employment in a Paralegal role.

You will have qualifications in Higher English and National 5 Mathematics (or recognised equivalent) and ideally have 12 months experience in a customer facing role, either through employment or volunteering work. You will also have a passion for learning, developing new skills and the ability to produce high quality work autonomously and within a team.

No previous legal experience is required as you will be fully supported through our traineeship mentor programme.

The following Trainee Paralegal Apprenticeship positions are currently available:

Paralegal Practice – Conveyancing: Edinburgh and Dundee Paralegal Practice – Wills and Executries: Glasgow and Dundee

About us

Blackadders is a full service, Scottish Law Firm involved in transactions throughout the whole of Scotland for both national and international clients. We have offices in Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. This enables us to provide clients with an extremely adaptable service which is complemented by our excellent communication links across our locations.

Why choose Blackadders?

We recognise that employees are our most important assets and create and continually adapt a working environment that allows staff to flourish in their roles, with personal wellbeing a vital component of this. Investment in people is one of the 4 strands in the organisation’s 5-year Strategic Plan where we have made a commitment to have a modern and efficient working environment, highly skilled and motivated staff, flexible working and a first class Learning and Development function supporting all staff with personal development planning. Staff wellbeing is also reflected in the firm values. The Management Board is committed to ensuring our core organisational values are embedded throughout the firm and will continue to explore all opportunities to provide first class support in this area

  • Hybrid working
  • Early birthday finish
  • 31 days holiday allowance, 4 bank holidays
  • Buy/sell holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Loyalty award payments after 5 years of service
  • One day paid volunteering per year
  • 4% matched pension contribution
  • Discounted legal fees
  • Career development support