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Graduate Legal Trainee (Apprenticeship)

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Derbyshire Dales District Council, Matlock
Salary details
£25,500 graduate salary year one / £28,000 graduate salary year two
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term 2 years (from approx.) September 2024
37 hours per week
Closing Date
16 June 2024

An exciting graduate opportunity has arisen within the District Council. The Training Programme will run for a period of two years from approximately September 2024.


  • The overall aim of the two-year graduate legal trainee programme is to enable post holders to learn about the services delivered by the District Council whilst developing knowledge and skills through hands on experience as well as completing PGDIP Applied Legal Knowledge and passing the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE). The cost of the training will be fully funded to include one round of the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations.
  • The post holder will work under supervision and guidance to develop skills to assist and support the legal team in providing timely legal advice and services to the District Council’s officers and members, in respect of all aspects of Council functions.
  • At the end of the two-year training programme, it is anticipated that the Graduate Legal Trainee will become a qualified solicitor, become employment ready and will be given the opportunity to apply for available permanent employment opportunities within the District Council. 

If you have any questions on the roles, please contact Lis Hudson, Human Resources & Payroll Assistant, elisabeth.hudson@derbyshiredales.gov.uk 

If you encounter any problems applying online please contact humanresources@derbyshiredales.gov.uk  

We do not accept CVs.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 24 June 24


Candidates must possess the necessary ‘right to work in the UK’ authorisation. We are unable to provide sponsorship or assume sponsorship of an employment visa as we do not possess a visa sponsorship licence.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.