A regional solicitor in Shropshire offering a full LLB with BPP and Solicitor status – in other words a proper law degree from a renowned legal specialist, and full recognition as a solicitor. Do make sure, though, that a regional solicitor is where you want to be: more personal, more part of a community, more hum-drum, more civilised working conditions, none of the glamour or dreams of loadsamoney of a big-city firm, nor the easy transfer into law-related jobs in big companies and government (if you don’t burn from over-work). Other virtues you might struggle to find in Big City: study time in work hours (perhaps why the apprenticeship here is 7 years rather than 6), a wide range of work and responsibility, and a strong support network of managers and fellow apprentices.
LLB (Hons) Legal Practice
BPP University of Law
3 A-levels (ABB or above) + 5 GCSEs inc. Maths, Eng. Lang. (C or above)
5 days per week
Within working hours
The aeroplane builder: top flight engineering with an emphasis on everything being done perfectly (for which we have often been thankful) and therefore on hands-on skills - graduate recruits get sent to the local FE college for a year before they are allowed near the factory floor. A good employer by all accounts.
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Accenture is a top-line business consulting company; this apprenticeship is in their IT consulting division, and the embedded degree is a solidly technical one. You will very rapidly be part of building real IT applications; expect to be living out of a suitcase near whichever client you are working for. If you have ambitions to move into their mainstream consulting business, make sure that you understand what this takes: their recruitment into this area is very Oxbridgey, and we are not clear how an IT apprentice could come up-to-status.
"Design and consultancy for natural and built assets", they say: a top-end global construction company based in Holland but with strong UK roots. This is an apprenticeship that leads to becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor - the top professional qualification with MRICS after your name, and a core role in a business like Arcadis. Long term prospects: the UK CEO is a FRICS; say no more.
A British-grown world leader in microprocessor technology. A top-of-the-range opportunity, a technical degree in the core of a technical business, perfect for someone fascinated by microprocessor design. Arm and a leg stuff.