Eversheds to integrate LPC with training contract
16 December 2011
has launched a new "integrated training programme
" with BPP Law School, under which trainees will complete the LPC as they work their way through their training contracts.
An intake of 12 trainees will join the firm in January 2013 in London, Leeds and Birmingham, having spent just four months at BPP doing the compulsory bits of the LPC (that's the exciting stuff like solicitors' accounts). They will then complete their electives whilst working at the firm. For example, the student trainees will get to do their advanced commercial property
elective during a commercial property seat.
The students will be paid as much as a normal 2012 trainee whilst they're in the office, and Eversheds of course gets its hands on some fee-earning material a bit earlier. A spokeswoman said that the firm "anticipated that this more focused, work-based learning approach will be very popular
||A new trainee being totally immersed at Eversheds. How it may look. |
BPP, which is running the scheme in conjunction with the firm, said that it was a "fantastic initiative...By enabling trainees to immerse themselves in the firm whilst studying, they can take what they learn on the LPC and apply it straightaway in a practical context
". Although it's possible that the students who will have to juggle training, exams and work simultaneously won't all see it that way.