Going to university isn’t right for every student. If you are leaving school and know that university isn’t the right path for you, an apprenticeship may give you the right balance of structured learning with on-the-job training. We offer apprenticeships across Gateley enabling our apprentices to develop a whole range of skills and to grow as individuals.

Business support apprenticeships

Whether you join us in IT, Marketing, HR, Accounts, Finance or one of our legal secretarial teams, you will gain hands-on business experience which will prepare you for a career in your chosen area. 80% of your apprenticeship will involve working with one of our specialist business support teams and 20% undertaking off-the-job study and training. We will provide you with a dedicated Apprentice Rep who will support you throughout apprenticeship journey and you’ll get to know our other Gateley apprentices during a range of learning and development sessions we will organise for you.  

Towards the end of your apprenticeship, we talk to you about what’s next – that could mean offering you a permanent role at Gateley or progression onto another apprenticeship. 

Life as an apprentice

We know, that for many of our apprentices, working at Gateley will be their first experience of working in an office. There are lots of new situations to navigate and different skills to be acquired. The Gateley Apprentice Development Programme is here to help.

We have put together a comprehensive skills acquisition programme that will give our apprentices the tools they need to kickstart their apprenticeships with confidence and to support the development of the skills needed to become trusted members of their teams. 

Course titles include:

  • Working in a legal business
  • Personal impact
  • Time management
  • Telephone skills and participating in meetings 
  • Writing skills
  • Professional standards
  • Client care

How to apply

  1. CV: Apply for one of our vacancies by uploading your CV and telling us a bit about yourself.
  2. Telephone interview: We’ll review applications and if you are successful, invite you to attend a telephone interview with a member of our HR team.
  3. In-person interview and assessment: If you do well in your telephone interview, we’ll invite you to one of our offices where you’ll also do a short assessment. 
  4. Feedback: We’ll let you know the outcome as soon as possible and if you haven’t been successful, we’ll provide you with feedback on your application and interview.  


What are the entry requirements? 

Our entry requirements vary according to the programme to which you are applying. 

For our Paralegal Apprenticeship, you should have at least five GCSEs graded 9-4 or equivalent, and at least three A-Levels graded A*-C or equivalent. 

For our business support apprenticeships, we will set out the requirements in the job description, they will vary according to the programme you apply for. 

Can I apply at any age?

Yes, we welcome apprenticeship applications from people of any age. You just need to meet our entry requirements. 

Thinking of a career in law? 

Our ‘Introduction to M&A law’ programme with Forage is a great place to start.

In this programme, you will learn all about mergers and acquisitions and assist our team with a hypothetical transaction, applying critical thinking and commercial awareness to achieve the required outcome. After completing the task, you will be able to compare your work to our team’s model solution. 

Click here to find out more and to register.