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FSP Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme

We are delighted to announce the commencement of our Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme with the appointment of two new graduate apprentices. This course, which runs for a little over two years, will see our apprentices undertake the required training, preparation course, work experience and supervision as set out by the SRA and our apprenticeship training partner the University of Law. They will gain relevant Qualifying Work Experience at FSP and, combined with passing the SQE1 and SQE2, they will be fully qualified solicitors.

This new SQE route was first introduced in September 2021. With a second intake in February 2022, FSP are one of a small handful of firms taking it up at such an early stage.

FSP Training Partner Dean Bickford comments “It is great news that we are able to embrace fully this new programme. It will provide an additional route for future talent from more diverse socio-economic backgrounds, which will improve the ethos and culture within the legal profession.”