Advanced Apprentice Head Office Legal Warton

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Job Title      Advanced Apprentice Head Office Paralegal Warton 

Location      Warton

Salary          We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive Plan.

What you will be doing

Our Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship scheme aims to develop A-Level or equivalent qualified individuals into Solicitor Apprentices with a broad understanding of various aspects of the law and how these fit into the wider business organisation.

As a member of the wider legal team supporting one of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security companies, you will develop the skills and experience required to support the business through its decision making and plans for future growth by getting involved in a multitude of tasks, whilst working directly with the support and guidance of our experienced lawyers.  

You will spend one day per week studying with our training provider and learning the relevant skills and behaviours to be successful in your role. To complement your studies, the Apprenticeship has been designed to expose you to a variety of legal opportunities across our wider business by rotating around some core areas. Each role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your legal and business acumen skills, as well as growing your soft skills.

This scheme would particularly suit an individual who is keen to get involved with various aspects of a legal role within one of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security companies, who enjoys problem solving and who is committed to furthering their career through an external study programme.

If you demonstrate the aspiration and potential to further excel in your field, you’ll have the opportunity of progressing onto the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship, for an additional four year period where we will continue to support you towards your full Solicitor Qualification Examinations and qualification as a Solicitor.

Your skills and experiences

With our guidance and training, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and experience to enable you to:

  • Support the provision and delivery of legal advice to key stakeholders within the wider business
  • Conduct routine legal research and present your findings in a clear and concise way to others within the business
  • Engage with stakeholders appropriately and adapt your communication styles and tools appropriately, including escalating problems when appropriate in line with organisational policies and procedures

Whilst we recognise that you will not have much (if any) legal experience at your level, we appreciate candidates who can demonstrate at the application stage some of the softer skills we expect from our legal team colleagues with examples from your current educational or working role/s.

What Qualification will you get?

By the end of the Apprenticeship, you will obtain: Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship

Overview of the Business

The mission of the legal function is to bu​ild an inseparable relationship​ with the business by understanding its needs and delivering legal solutions that are truly valuable, offering a world class legal service and delivering solutions that enhance and protect the value of the company.​​​

Benefits

As well as receiving a salary during your Apprenticeship, we will fund your study costs with our training provider. You will also receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You will have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.   

Team 

Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. A career here means using your passion and ingenuity to defend national security with breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions. It’s rewarding work that truly makes a difference. And as you tackle critical projects, you’ll work alongside a supportive team – driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters. At BAE Systems, you’ll find an extraordinary career where you can realize your true potential.  

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under represented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

We also provide the opportunity to get involved in projects outside of your primary remit. We encourage you to seek a stretch project in which you’ll gain different experiences. With our huge portfolio of products and our multinational presence, there are opportunities to get involved in something different around every corner. Additionally, we encourage involvement in community projects, STEM initiatives and support groups (called employee resource groups) which all provide valuable learning and development experiences that you may not have access to in your day-to-day role. To ensure we retain our talented people, we offer a blend of sponsorship, additional support in career development planning and a portfolio of high potential development programmes.  

Our mission is to build a strong, diverse, adaptable, and high performing work force that will develop and grow our future business. We believe that everyone has talent, and at the heart of our talent management approach our ambition is to be recognised as the UK’s top employer in the defence and security sector for valuing diversity and inclusion.

Export Control / Security

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.
 

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent) including Maths & English plus 120 UCAS points

Life at BAE Systems

We’re a skilled, diverse, collaborative community of over 90,500 people, creating some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, marine, land, and security solutions. We value the creativity and innovation of a diverse and inclusive team, and trust and empower our people to thrive, no matter what their background or experience.
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Diversity, equity and inclusion

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Learning and development

If you’re curious, hungry for more responsibility, and prepared to step out of your comfort zone, there are endless opportunities to grow with us. At every stage of your career our first-class training, coaching and development programmes, role models and mentors will help you embrace your potential and take the next step.
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Great work deserves benefits that go beyond your salary. Whether it’s health, wellbeing, or financial security for you and your family – our flexible benefits help you focus on what’s important to you.
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Making an impact

Together we embrace every opportunity to have a positive impact. On the world around us, our communities, and each other.
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  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

    We want everyone here to feel valued and empowered to thrive. Who you are should never define what you can do. We believe when you bring together different people and different perspectives it inspires creativity and drives innovation. It helps us fulfil our purpose and it’s integral to our culture. Everyone is heard and respected here.
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  • Learning and development

    If you’re curious, hungry for more responsibility, and prepared to step out of your comfort zone, there are endless opportunities to grow with us. At every stage of your career our first-class training, coaching and development programmes, role models and mentors will help you embrace your potential and take the next step.
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  • Reward and benefits

    Great work deserves benefits that go beyond your salary. Whether it’s health, wellbeing, or financial security for you and your family – our flexible benefits help you focus on what’s important to you.
    Discover moretrending_flat
  • Making an impact

    Together we embrace every opportunity to have a positive impact. On the world around us, our communities, and each other.
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