THE LEVEL TRAINING CONTRACT
*The application window for Level's 2023 training contract is now closed.*
The Level SQE training contract allows you to start working and earning at Level immediately after university, while gaining qualifying legal work experience before sitting the SQE1 and SQE2 exams to qualify as a solicitor.
Level was set up in 2017, by people who believed passionately in the need for a firm that enabled specialist lawyers to enjoy a better way of working. We are completely focused on four complementary sectors – media, entertainment, technology and sport.
Level is now made up of numerous forward-thinking, like-minded specialist lawyers, regarded as experts in their field, who enjoy freedom and independence, whilst working in a supportive and progressive firm. We are now embarking on the next stage of our growth, including the introduction of our first training contract.
The Level experience
A training contract at Level offers aspiring lawyers the chance to train for a career in law, undertaking a broad range of exciting work across the sports, media, entertainment, and technology sectors. We are a new breed of law firm and like to do things differently. This transformative thinking applies equally to our approach to our future lawyers, which is why we are early adopters of the new SQE approach to qualifying. The 30 month training contract will involve working at Level four days a week and having one day a week to study for your SQE.
A trainee at Level can expect more client contact and direct partner training than would be the case in a firm with a traditional hierarchical structure. As a trainee you would have immediate exposure to high quality work and clients, working with up to 20 partners on a broad spectrum of client matters within our sectors.
We are also only offering one training contract, meaning that as a trainee you will receive close attention from the numerous lawyers you work with and learn from. We will also supplement your learning with additional bespoke courses plus the required Professional Skills Course.
Our HQ is in Covent Garden, a vibrant and exciting environment for young lawyers. Level is a firm designed to enable our lawyers to work remotely if they choose to, and our set up and culture ensures that support is available for a trainee at all times.
What we’re looking for
- Good academics – our minimum academic requirements are one A and two Bs at A Level (or equivalent) and an upper second class degree unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances.
- Innovative, interesting people who are focussed on building a career in our four core areas of media, entertainment, technology and sport.
- People with non-academic passions too: we are our people and we encourage a diverse range of interests or life experiences.
- Background, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, religious beliefs and age are all irrelevant to our application process.
Level provides the selected trainee with a 30-month training contract which comprises 4 days of QWE and 1 day allocated to SQE study each week.
Course fees will be covered by Level.
Year 1 (on completion of SQE1) – £30,400
Year 2 – £32,000
NQ – £60,000
25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), group personal pension, health insurance, holiday buy/sell scheme and cycle scheme
Applications for our SQE training contract are now closed.
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