Business Support Professionals

Find out how you can grow your career at a successful Wiltshire law firm

We recognise everyone has a valuable part to play

We have a full team of support professionals who are fundamental to the running of the business. All the of the firm’s accounting, facilities & maintenance, HR, IT, marketing and risk & compliance needs are dealt with by separate in-house teams who are all highly skilled and experienced within their area. 

As with all our employees, we are committed to supporting our Business Support Professionals with both their personal and professional development.  We have a career structure programme, that mirrors the one available to lawyers, that allows the individuals to progress as they gain more knowledge and expertise within their field. 

We also offer support with further qualification as well as professional body membership. 

What's it like to work at Goughs?

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An apprenticeship is a blend of a full time paid professional job, with all the responsibilities that come with employment, as well as a programme of undergraduate study consisting of training and assessments that will develop and appraise your growing competence. 

Your knowledge is tested by way of exams and assignments and your competence is tested primarily through the development of portfolio evidence that is submitted at the end of the apprenticeship. 

This differs depending on which apprenticeship you are applying for but the minimum requirements are GCSEs in Maths and English (grade C/grade 4 or above). 

It is then likely you will need attainment (or specified in a conditional offer) of two if not three A-Levels in at least grade C or above, or you will have needed to have completed a Level 2 Legal Administration Apprenticeship and have a minimum of three further GCSEs (grade C/grade 4 or above) in addition to Maths and English.

We look for individuals who are self-motivated, have a can-do attitude and a great team spirit. 

You will need to be flexible, able to work under your own initiative, have great attention to detail and possess strong organisational skills. 

A professional manner and excellent time-keeping are essential. 

It varies depending on which course you are taking:

  • Level 3 Legal Administration Apprenticeship – approximately 15 months
  • Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship – approximately 2 years
  • Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship – approximately 5 years 
  • Level 7 Solicitors Apprenticeship – approximately 6 years

All apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) but our job descriptions provide further details on pay and benefits. 

  • Level 3 Legal Administration Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship
  • Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship or Solicitors Apprenticeship (only available after successful completion of the Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship)

Life at Goughs

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Why work at Goughs?

Partnership opportunities

Over 40% of our current Partners joined us a Trainee Solicitors

Career progression

In the last 4 years, 40% of Solicitors who joined the firm were promoted to Associate within 2 years

Training opportunities

9 support team members have moved into fully-fledged fee earning roles in the last 5 years

Evolving workplace

In the past 2 years, we’ve had 34 people join the firm

Employee satisfaction

49% of employees have been with the firm over 3 years

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