Legal Apprenticeships

Our Legal Apprenticeships are designed to help you springboard into a successful career in the legal sector. If you are a college leaver or equivalent, with ambition to work in a forward thinking legal firm we want to hear from you.

An apprenticeship with SAS Daniels LLP will teach you the skills you need to work in the legal sector. You’ll be helping our solicitors with administration and office duties and we’ll be helping you to build your legal knowledge to provide you with the skills to help kick start a successful career.

At SAS Daniels we look for a strong academic record and individuals who are enthusiastic, fresh thinking and of course hard working. In addition we look for people who embrace our values, work well in teams and play an energetic role in business development.


We have opportunities for apprentices in Stockport, Macclesfield, Chester and Congleton covering a full range of service areas which include:

As you progress through your training we will discuss which areas of law interest you most and where possible, we will fit you with those teams. However we cannot promise to match you with your first choice every time.

What can you expect during your apprenticeship?

Apprentices are employees of SAS Daniels and are personally mentored by one of our solicitors or partners. Training and assessment is delivered by Manchester Metropolitan University who work closely with SAS Daniels throughout the apprenticeship and who are in regular contact with our apprentices as they visit and assess in the work place.

Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship:

During the 2 years of your Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship, you will be immersed in the legal work carried out by SAS Daniels and you will complete on and off the job training. You will assist solicitors and partners with their cases, carry out legal research and build relationships with clients. We believe in giving our apprentices responsibility at an early stage. You will be fully supported as you develop your legal knowledge and start your successful legal career.

What is SAS Daniels looking for?

We are looking for bright, ambitious students who have completed A Levels or equivalent, who have decided to pursue a vocational rather than academic / university route.

As well as demonstrating a passion for working in the legal sector and sharing our firm’s values you will need to show real drive and determination to succeed in what can be a demanding sector.

Entry level for the Legal Apprenticeship Scheme is at least three GCSEs in English, Maths and Science, grades A* – C.

Pay and benefits

  • A starting salary of £12,000 a year;
  • 24 days holiday (plus bank holidays);
  • Nationally recognised apprenticeship qualifications;
  • All training costs fully funded.

How to apply

Applications for the October 2018 intake open in February 2018. To register your interest and apply for an apprenticeship at SAS Daniels, email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]. You should also register you interest with Manchester Metropolitan University via their website.

If you have any general questions about the Legal Apprenticeship Programme please contact our Head of HR.