The Law Apprenticeships Guide 2021

Meet the apprentice

Holly Moore ITV

Holly Moore is a fifth-year solicitor apprentice, currently in the ITV Network Legal and Business Affairs team at ITV. She will move around the business, with three one-year seats (a seat is a period of training in a particular department), four six- month seats, and two six-month seats at law firms.

How did you find out about/research the legal apprenticeship route?

I always knew that I wanted to be a lawyer, but I didn’t want to go to university full time and I did want to gain some practical work experience. I searched everywhere for alternative routes – I relied heavily on the government careers website, CILEx and LawCareers.Net for information. I first read about paralegal apprenticeships, but then discovered the solicitor apprenticeship. It was the ideal combination of going to university to gain the correct qualifications, with the added benefit of six years’ work experience and no university debt!

What about the route appealed?

I get to apply the modules I’m studying at university in a very immediate way. For example, I studied contract law in my first year and every day at work I draft and negotiate a variety of contracts. I’m using my knowledge as I learn it, rather than having to wait for five years to apply it! Plus, working at ITV has been perfect for me – it offers everything I was looking for, including both in-house and private practice experience.

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