4 September 2017

Forsters appoints its first group of legal apprentices

Forsters LLP has appointed its first group of four legal apprentices, all of whom start work later this month. The new paralegal apprenticeship programme is provided as part of the government Trailblazer scheme for A level students who have a keen interest in developing a career in a legal environment without wishing to attend university.

This is a government backed initiative and is partnered with Damar training and will equip the apprentices with the skills needed to work in a legal environment and will allow them to gain first-hand experience working with our lawyers and will help to deliver an excellent service to our clients.

Our apprentices will follow a vocational route into the profession, avoiding the costs of university. This partnership between Forsters and Damar is further evidence of how law firms are now widening their approach to legal recruitment, recognising that the lawyers of the future can be recruited on leaving school.

Alison Fairchild, Director of HR said "This is a very exciting initiative designed to attract a variety of students to the profession, regardless of background. We are delighted to welcome the four apprentices to the firm ".

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