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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  Salary of £38,700 plus excellent benefits

London, GB

Career Area:  Early Careers

Solicitor Apprenticeship


A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.

Join our Solicitor Apprenticeship and you can make an immediate impact, powering the nation today whilst helping to build a sustainable energy future for tomorrow.



What is the Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme:

This programme offers the knowledge and skills to prepare candidates who already have a law degree, or conversion course, to become qualified legal professionals. On scheme, you’ll develop the skills and confidence needed to work efficiently to fluid deadlines within a fast-paced environment. The learning will prepare you to handle complex, confidential or sensitive information, draft client documents, carry out research and generally conduct legal matters through to completion.

In your studies, you’ll cover topics such as:


  • Property Law and Practice
  • Wills and the Administration of Estates
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Criminal Law and Practice and Professional Practice Skills


You’ll study for the apprenticeship on a day release basis, with the rest of your week spent working within the business. At the end of the programme, you’ll sit the Solicitors Qualifying Examination assessments.



What salary and benefits are we offering you?


  • Salary of £38,700 plus excellent benefits 
  • 28 days’ annual leave
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Wellbeing, physical and mental health support services
  • Outward Bound programme – team building excursion prior to starting in September   
  • A dedicated Early Careers Programme Lead for your scheme, as well as the support of a Line Manager and Buddy


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. 
We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.   
We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


If you’re passionate about tackling climate change, our Apprenticeship programme offers you the opportunity to develop an exciting career whilst helping progress the UK towards a Net Zero future.



Training, development and support for you:


This is a level 7 apprenticeship and your training provider will be BPP Law.


This programme provides a range of opportunities to be involved across the Sizewell C project. 

Working in the Sizewell C legal team, you will be supporting the team in developing contracts ranging from local benefits through to large commercial contracts and land arrangements, legal processes, contract management and advising the company and boards. In addition, it is anticipated over the duration of the apprenticeship you may have the opportunity to work in EDF legal teams and in SZC non legal teams as you build your understanding of the wider business. The future is yours for the taking!

Head to our Careers page for more information about the scheme and Apprentice life at EDF.



Where you’ll work:


The apprenticeship will be based in London and you will need to be able to travel and work in a hybrid way.


Sizewell C is a great place to work, where everyone is welcome.


To fulfil our commitment of doing the power of good for Britain, our ambition is to have a workforce which reflects and benefits the society we are part of and serve. Every worker on SZC, wherever they are, should help to create and experience the right environment where everyone on the team understands, respects and embraces diversity with a culture where everyone is treated with equal respect and are all given equal access to opportunities. By valuing the different points of view and experiences that having a diverse team brings, and by fostering an inclusive climate, we will create a great place to work and a more successful project.


We create the right environment where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work. Whilst working together there is mutual trust and appreciation created through the building of meaningful relationships with one another, aligned with our key values:


  • Respect: Value the rules and environment in which we operate
  • Positivity: Positively challenge poor quality and performance
  • Humility: Be open to other’s points of view and ideas, be willing to debate and to compromise
  • Solidarity: One team, working closely together and helping each other
  • Clarity: Communicate clearly and consistently


Everyone is able to get the most from their work and the workplace, and in return, give their best.



To join our team you’ll need:


  • Five (5) GCSEs between A* - C (9 - 4) including English and Maths PLUS:
  • A minimum 2:2 English Law degree; or a 2:2 non-law degree PLUS a pass on an English law conversion course - The law degree or conversion course must have been completed within the last 5 years.
  • A passion for starting a career in Legal. 
  • To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, ordinarily, require you to have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years.


Our Assessment Centre will be held virtually on Thursday 18th April. 


Our selection process is designed to bring out the best in you! We use a strengths-based approach to let you shine and showcase your skills and what truly brings you joy. We believe that embracing our individual strengths lies at the heart of engagement and the motivation to succeed and excel at work. We’re here to guide you and you’ll find helpful tips and advice about the application process and assessment centre dates on our graduate web pages. 


We will be closing this advert when we have our desired number of candidates. 

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


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