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Conveyancing Direct to offer first Conveyancing Technician apprenticeship

Conveyancing Direct to offer first Conveyancing Technician apprenticeship

The first company to offer a vocational route into the new CLC job title of Conveyancing Technician

Conveyancing Direct Property Lawyers (CDPL) is delighted to announce that they are the first company to offer a vocational route into the new Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) job title of Conveyancing Technician.  Offering eight apprenticeship positions in conjunction with legal apprenticeship specialists Damar Training, the CDPL Conveyancing Technician apprenticeship will give young people aged 16-24 the opportunity to ‘earn while they learn’ and provide a route to becoming a Licensed Conveyancer.

Michelle Timms, Learning & Development Manager at Conveyancing Direct Property Lawyers, and chair of the consortium that developed the Conveyancing Apprenticeship Standards, said: “It is a very exciting opportunity and one that has never been available before.  The apprenticeship allows individuals the chance to develop skills, gain qualifications and start a legal career, all whilst earning a salary.  We are thrilled to be the first company to offer this.”

Sheila Kumar, Chief Executive of the CLC said: “It is very encouraging to see firms beginning to appoint apprentices who, when successful, will be recognised as Conveyancing Technicians and may then go on to become Licensed Conveyancers.  The apprenticeships that employers and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers have developed together will be great routes into rewarding legal careers at a time of high demand for experienced and qualified property lawyers.”

CDPL has been at the forefront of a project to design innovative Apprenticeship Standards, acting as lead employer within a consortium of legal firms and facilitated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC). The project, part of the second phase of the Government’s ‘Trailblazers’ scheme, set up by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) enables businesses and employers to raise standards by designing bespoke apprenticeships for their sectors.

CDPL is inviting applications from those people soon to leave school or college and who are interested in a career in the legal sector.  The apprenticeships will suit those individuals who are keen to work and study at the same time as gaining professional training and valuable experience in a job role. 

For further information on CDPL’s apprenticeship offering, please contact Maria Grimsley at Damar Training:  maria.grimsley@damartraining.com

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