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08 September 2020

Apprentice Solicitor - Directorate of Legal Services

The Directorate of Legal Services intends to appoint an Apprentice Solicitor in conjunction with the apprenticeship programme.  For the purpose of this recruitment the Apprenticeship programme shall mean the solicitor training programme run in Northern Ireland by the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University commencing 2020.

Candidates must:

1) be in receipt of a confirmed place on the Apprenticeship programme subject only to obtaining a Master *; and

2) Be prepared to travel throughout Northern Ireland and hold a full current driving license (valid in UK) and have access to a car at the closing date or have access^ to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to carry out the duties of the post in full.

Candidates must apply by submitting a completed application form to be received by 12 noon on the closing date of Tuesday 15th September 2020.

Candidates must attach to their application form a copy of their letter of offer.

Any applications submitted without the letter of offer will not be considered.

At present, it is planned that interviews will take place during the week commencing 21st September 2020. It will not be possible to re-arrange interviews outside of the day that will be allocated to shortlisted candidates.

Candidates should note that if shortlisted they will be notified of their interview date and time on Wednesday 16th September. Invitation for Interview will be provided by e-mail. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure they are contactable on the email address provided. Invitations for Interview will not be sent by post.

*Subject to satisfactory completion of IPLS and Law Society of Northern Ireland checks and registration

^This relates only to any person who has declared that they have a disability, which debars them from driving

For further information contact Alex McGuickin on 028 9536 3604.

Application forms should be returned by e-mail to:  before the deadline above.

Owen Nicholson

Business Manager

Directorate of Legal Services

Business Services Organisation

2 Franklin Street





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