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On a Video Call


This relatively new route to qualification has been the subject of much debate and speculation since it's inception. At Leading Minds we're fortunate to have had experience partnering with numerous early adopters of solicitor apprenticeships and to work with pioneers and experts such as Kerry Gilbert, Apprentice Manager at TLT. 

To answer your questions on apprenticeships, Kerry, who is also a qualified lawyer and worked for a leading apprentice training provider from 2013, generously agreed to feature on our leadership webinar and share her tips on successful apprenticeships from the recruitment stage through to retention. 

Whether your firm has an established solicitor apprenticeship programme, is in the early stages of an apprenticeship journey or is looking to launch soon, this discussion will provide you with invaluable insight to support their success.

You can access the recording here. We've also created a complementary checklist that you can download on the link below summarising the key points covered. 


Download your complementary roadmap to successful solicitor apprenticeships 

Tailored Support from Leading Minds

As apprentice's enter high-pressured and competitive legal sector straight from school, the interpersonal and interpersonal skills that trainees usually acquire at university may be less well-developed. This has resulted in apprentices often reporting feeling overwhelmed, stressed and out of their depth, as well as resulting in a high rate of turnover within this cohort. 

Our four-part solicitor apprentice programme is centred around the four pillars of emotional intelligence to provide individuals with the self leadership skills they need to succeed in the corporate environment.


Research on emotional intelligence (EQ) in the workplace has shown that:

  • Those with high EQ are better equipped to transition from education to the workplace

  • Social and emotional abilities were four times more important than IQ in determining professional success 

  • 71% of leaders say they value EQ over IQ

  • EQ training results in as much as 8x return on investment when compared to non-EQ training

To discuss how our programme can support your apprentice cohort in more detail, you can schedule a consultation via the form below.


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