The Countrywide group is being facilitated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), a regulator of legal services, as part of a scheme by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to develop world-class apprenticeships. The conveyancing group is aiming to develop the new apprenticeship very quickly so that the first learners can start in the autumn of this year.
The government has pledged an additional £40million overall to support participation in Higher Apprenticeships such as this one.
Countrywide Operational Relationship Manager visited 10 Downing Street last week to attend a reception for National Apprenticeship week ( 3-7 March 2014) where he met Chancellor George Osborne.
Countrywide Conveyancing Services, based in Manchester, Bridgend and Cardiff are making a significant investment in the training and development of their conveyancers and at the end of 2013 launched a Trainee Property Lawyer programme. They hope that the programme will maintain the quality of their conveyancers and bring new talent into their firm.
Chief executive of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Shelia Kumar, commented, "
We’re delighted to be supporting employers of conveyancers as they work to develop a new standard for apprenticeships in conveyancing and we welcome the government’s commitment to supporting apprenticeships financially as well as sponsoring the development of world-class apprenticeships".
A positive outlook indeed for the conveyancing industry.