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Apprentice Solicitor – Legal Assistant

What is on offer?

How can you develop into a Solicitor, become a key member of an expert in-house commercial legal team and get paid throughout …. all at the same time? Whether you are starting from your A Levels or you already have a Law degree, do it the ‘new’ way on an Apprentice Solicitor programme, and do it with Alfred H Knight, a successful, global, growing business. Have you got what it takes? Come and talk to us about your future.


About us

Alfred H Knight are an independent provider of inspection and testing services. Established in 1881, AHK operates in more than 40 countries with a well-earned reputation for providing reliable, professional services. We provide specialist services for a wide range of commodities within base and minor metals, steel raw materials, ferroalloys, precious metals, platinum group metals, industrial minerals, solid fuels, and fertilisers. Our clients include miners, smelters, refineries, traders, financial institutions and government bodies. We maintain rigorous quality standards to ensure that our operations provide the highest level of services to our clients. We achieve this through compliance with industry standards and regulations for laboratory, inspection and quality management, including ISO: IEC 17025, 17020, 9001, 14001 and 45001. Our people are our finest asset and as a truly global company, we value diversity, and respect people from all backgrounds. Click here to find out more about AHK. Click here to find out more about AHK.

Do you have what it takes to be a Apprentice Solicitor?

To be successful at Alfred H Knight, you will need to display the following:

Desired skills

  • Strong team player with a collaborative work ethic and interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment with an appreciation of varying professional disciplines.
  • Knowledge/appreciation of the legal/governance requirements of operating in an Operational Risk environment.
  • Good organisation and planning skills and desire to take ownership and responsibility for assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work independently to defined timescales.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Presentation skills.
  • IT literate to intermediate level of Microsoft Office and/or Google packages.
  • Spanish, French and / or Mandarin language skills would be highly beneficial.

Personal Qualities

  • The more of these personal qualities you possess, the more suited you will be to our opportunity; organised, resilient, ‘right first time’ mindset, confident in your own abilities, methodical, sociable, committed, adaptable and hardworking.

Desired Qualifications

  • Five GCSE Grade C/5 or above including English & Maths
  • Either 3 A Levels (Grade C or above, ideally including Law) or equivalent
  • Or Law degree (minimum 2.2)

Future prospects

Our need to grow our in-house legal capacity means that, once you are qualified as a Solicitor with over five years of valuable experience in Alfred H Knight, you will be a ‘go to ‘ person in our in-house legal team.

Things to consider

  • Must be at least 18 years old by start of Apprenticeship.
  • Regular salary reviews will build to qualifying as a Solicitor by the end of Apprenticeship, subject to required performance.

What are the benefits?

We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match.

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