The new route, which will come into effect from Autumn 2021, will incorporate the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) and form a 30-month Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship (GSA).

The GSA enables graduates to start earning as soon as they start the course, without the need to complete the LPC.

The new training programme will see law graduates start working at Kennedys, while gaining qualifying legal work experience in one of its teams before sitting the SQE1 and SQE2 exams required to qualify as a solicitor.

Kennedys HR director Caroline Wilson (pictured) said: “Introducing the new SQE route to qualification will allow us to attract and train people from a much wider range of backgrounds, as graduates can start earnin...

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