“It’s such an exciting time for Flex Trainee! We're keenly looking for organisations who share our vision.”
Mary Bonsor, Founder
Mary Bonsor, Founder
|Flex Apprentice||Flex Trainee||Flex Talent Development|
|The Route||Develop a socially mobile trainee through the apprenticeship route, right from the start of their legal journey.||Bring in a trainee who has already passed SQE1 or the LPC, and has some legal experience, to complete their qualification in your team.||Enroll your own aspiring trainee into the Flex Trainee support programme to give them the tools they need to qualify successfully.|
|The Profile of the Potential Trainees||Meets Flex social mobility criteria; has a Law or Legal Studies degree; does not have LPC or SQE1 (Masters students are eligible).||Meets Flex social mobility criteria; has completed SQE1 or LPC; has a minimum of six months’ legal experience.||Meets Flex social mobility criteria, or your organisation already has a socially mobile Flex Trainee placed in your team.|
|The Employer||Flex Legal, with the trainee seconded to your organisation.||Flex Legal, with the trainee seconded to your organisation.||Your organisation.|
|The Trainee Study Requirements||4 days work and 1 day study per week (or equivalent), over two years.||Full time working in year 1, full time working with study time required during SQE2 period in year 2.||Full time working with 0.5 days per week study time during prep course period.|
|The Trainee Academic/Reporting Requirements||Apprenticeship Portfolio completion Check-in sessions with Flex Legal, Damar and their trainee supervisor; training sessions with Damar SQE1 in year 1 and SQE2 in year 2.||Recording work experience through the Flex Legal QWE Journal; completion of SQE2 in second year of placement.||Recording work experience through the Flex Legal QWE Journal SQE1 in year 1 (optional) SQE2 in year 2.|
|What kind of legal team would the route benefit most?||Teams with a strong ESG remit and the capacity to develop a socially mobile aspiring lawyer taking the first steps in their career.||Organisations needing a junior professional who can hit the ground running.||Organisations looking to empower their paralegals to qualify successfully; teams with high-potential paralegals who need support with supervision administration.|
Are you from a social mobility background and want to pursue a career in law? Would you be perfect for our next cohort of Flex Trainees?
As part of Flex Trainee, we've partnered with the legal social mobility charity, STRIVE, to identify aspiring lawyers from unique backgrounds who deserve an opportunity to kick-start a legal career. You can apply to Flex Trainee via STRIVE, who provide all kinds of additional career support for their members. You can learn more about STRIVE via their website.