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Legal Apprenticeships 2018 is your opportunity to ensure you are up-to-speed with the latest developments in legal apprenticeships and have the knowledge and tools to tap into and attract the best new talent to your firm.


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Legal apprenticeships are changing; the SRA is pushing to create alternative entry routes to the legal profession to increase diversity and there are efforts to modernise apprenticeships with fair and open access. As part of these new entry routes, the Solicitors Qualifying Exam will overhaul the way graduates can train and qualify. The Trailblazers Apprenticeship is driving this modernisation forward as well as other collaborative schemes such as the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) programme.
 
Legal Apprenticeships 2018 is your opportunity to ensure you are up-to-speed with the latest developments in legal apprenticeships and have the knowledge and tools to tap into and attract the best new talent to your firm
 
Why attend?
  • The latest on the SRA’s SQE reforms allowing to you to respond to the consultation and develop your strategy
  • Explore the benefits of a collaborative apprenticeship programme with a joint case study presentation from two law firms 
  • The apprentice levy scheme is up and running; how you can best maximise potential?
  • Be part of and promoting the legal profession’s connection with new talent
  • Harness technology and communication channels to identify and recruit new apprentices

Expert speakers include:

  • Tricia Chatterton, Director of Legal Apprenticeship Programmes, BPP
  • Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships, CILEx Law School
  • James Wilson, Emerging Talent Business Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Martin Keeves, Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Jason Wainwright, Managing Partner, Muckles
  • Edward Arnold, Senior Associate, Olswang
  • Louise Dack, Training & Development, Sintons
  • Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, SRA

Save £100 by registering before 1 December 2017

Super Early Bird rate £395 - book before 1 December 2017

Early Bird rate £445 - book before 12 January 2018

Full Price £495 - after 12 January 2018

 

Agenda

09:00 Registration and refreshments
 
09:30 Chairman’s opening remarks
 
09:40 Apprenticeships and the SQE
  • How the new SQE system will work: recruitment and training
  • Apprenticeships
  • Timetable and next steps
Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, SRA
 
10:20 Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Function and responsibility
  • How can the institute best support law firms?
Martin Keeves, Institute for Apprenticeships
 
11:00 Morning networking break
 
11:30 Raising awareness among young people
  • Promoting the legal profession to the younger generation
  • Finding routes to connect with potential new talent: overcoming the challenges
  • Using legal apprenticeships to develop social mobility
James Wilson, Emerging Talent Business Partner, Eversheds Sutherland 
 
12:10 Case study North East: Collaborative apprenticeships
  • New routes to the profession
  • Identifying suitable academic partners
  • Engaging with parents and students
  • Local law firm collaboration
Louise Dack, Training & Development, Sintons
Jason Wainwright, Managing Partner, Muckles
 
13:00 Lunch
 
14:00 Apprenticeships: Paying the levy, reaping the rewards
  • How firms are maximising the levy and the broader apprenticeship scheme
  • Exploring and evaluating the types of apprenticeship work
  • Pay structures and pay scales 
Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships, CILEx Law School
 
14:45 Effective interventions to deliver a high level of apprenticeship success
  • Aligning processes and people
  • Programme management
  • Supporting law firms to set up a robust process
Tricia Chatterton, Director of Legal Apprenticeship Programmes, BPP
 
15:30 Afternoon break
 
16:00 Panel discussion: Leveraging technology and legal process to deliver effective legal apprentice programmes
  • Effective communications channels including social media
  • Using technology to support apprentice programmes
  • How does the law reflect engagement with apprentices?
  • Disruptive technology which can drive recruitment
Tricia Chatterton, Director of Legal Apprenticeship Programmes, BPP
Edward Arnold, Senior Associate, Olswang
 
16:45 Chair’s closing comments
 
17:00 Close of conference


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