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Apprenticeship LIVE Forbes Solicitors

National Apprenticeship Week with Forbes Solicitors

Want to know more about the exciting apprenticeship opportunities at Forbes Solicitors?

This broadcast focuses on Sarah’s journey as apprentices and why she chose an apprenticeship instead of continuing in full time education. The theme for this broadcast was focused on the apprentice experience to inspire students in school and college to look at this route into the workplace.

The live chat is always open next to the video player so feel free to leave us a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to the team from Forbes Solicitors.

About Forbes Solicitors

Forbes Solicitors is a Partnership with nine offices across the North of England, 360 employees, 44 Partners and is the largest legal practice in the North West outside the major cities.  We offer a full range of legal services to both individuals and commercial clients.

The firm has a reputation for its commitment to client care and quality. We hold ISO9001 Quality Certification and are recommended in both the Legal 500 clients’ guide to the legal profession and also the Chambers directory.

We are also committed to the development of our staff at all levels and have Investors in People status.

Our aim is to keep things as straightforward as possible whilst ensuring the needs of our clients are put first.



  • Sarah Holland

    Level III Legal Apprentice, Forbes Solicitors

    I first started Forbes straight after finishing my A – Level exams, and whilst knowing I didn’t want to go to University,  I saw Forbes as a well-known reputable firm with room for progression.  I attended a careers event and saw the apprenticeships advertised.

    I started my apprenticeship journey as an office assistant in the Family Department at the Blackburn office.  At the same time as working, I also undertook my level II apprenticeship in Business Administration.  At the end of this apprenticeship level I moved to the Chorley office to be an Admin Assistant in the Housing and Regeneration (litigation) Department as this gave me more responsibility and was the next step up.

    In September 2018 I became a Trainee Paralegal.  With this role I am also undertaking the CILEX level III paralegal apprenticeship which is a great opportunity and I am really enjoying it.  This apprenticeship enables me to learn new concepts which I find interesting as I did not do any law subjects at GCSE or A – Level, so it really gives me the basic knowledge I can build on whilst working in the law environment. It involves watching online webinars/ live workshops once a week alongside gathering coursework for mid-point assessments working with my assessor.  I have just recently sat my first exam in relation to introduction to law and practice and I will shortly be staring my next
    module on Contract Law.

    As I did not know what I wanted to do when I left sixth form, I am so happy I chose to come to Forbes.  It has opened up so many amazing opportunities that I had never thought about before and the apprenticeships Forbes offer are excellent.

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