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Cripps partner with BPP University to offer new SQE programme to its trainee solicitors

14 Feb 2022

The route to qualification as a solicitor is changing with all aspiring solicitors being required to take tough new exams – the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Trainee solicitors joining Cripps in 2024 will be the first cohort to take the SQE before they join the firm and Cripps is delighted to announce that they have appointed leading training provider, BPP University, to deliver their SQE preparation course to Cripps trainees.

Cripps has a long history of working with BPP to support its trainee population. BPP also provide training to the firm’s solicitor apprentices who will also take the SQE following their 6 year apprenticeship.

Annabel Goh, Emerging Talent Manager at Cripps, says, “This is a time of great change for students entering the profession and we are delighted to continue working with BPP as we adjust our training contract programme to ensure our trainees’ success under the new pathway.”

As well as preparing the trainees for the SQE exams, BPP will also provide Cripps trainees with their new Essentials for Practice course. This course supplements the SQE syllabus with specialized content relevant to the work carried out at Cripps. This course includes a cutting edge module, Business in Law, in which trainees will develop the wider knowledge and skills needed to be a successful lawyer, along with an understanding of the role of technology in the delivery of legal services.

The recruitment window for the Cripps training contract programme is open now.

We’re delighted that our long standing relationship with Cripps continues as they introduce SQE training to their up and coming law talent. We have full confidence that our SQE approach will allow Cripps trainees to establish a successful legal career, providing all the attributes and knowledge required for a future in legal practice.

Liz Ritter, Head of Business Development at BPP