Junior Legal Engineer

Type: Trainee
Region: West Midlands

This is an entry level role into innovation in a professional services environment. The role is to allow you to learn the basics and gain experience in innovation. You will assist the Department with the delivery and implementation of product and innovation initiatives across the firm and to clients.

What would a week look like?

There is no ‘usual’ week in our world, but the types of things you would be doing in this role include:

  • Shadowing members of the Department to see all stages of the product and innovation cycle (scoping / development / launch / maintenance) which may include:
  • Engaging with stakeholders by attending workshops and innovation sessions
  • Helping to research ideas and generally reading round and exploring new subjects
  • Being a point of contact for innovation and product queries
  • Understanding product and innovation processes by being involved in scoping, defining, running and reporting back on proof of concepts and innovation projects.
  • Getting to grips with the technology we have and completing self study qualifications
  • Attending conferences and webinars and sharing what you have learnt
  • Studying for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualification

What does this role lead to?

On successful completion of a Lean Six Sigma Green belt, qualifications in our existing technology and probation, colleagues in this role are then eligible for promotion (subject to business need) to the role of ‘Legal Engineer’ where they will get the opportunity to put into practice their knowledge with responsibility for discrete tasks.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be required to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

About you

Ideally you will have previous experience of working in a similar role and in a similar environment.

As the role is varied, we are looking for you to have the following: 

  • An awareness and understanding of developments in technology. You don’t need to be able to code, but you do need to be interested in how technology could assist with the delivery of legal services.
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills.
  • There is no time recording in this role so you will need to be comfortable planning your work out.
  • You will need to be comfortable liaising with colleagues to help with prioritisation of your tasks.
  • Good communicator – this includes written and verbal communication. The ability to listen well is also important.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Ok with failure. There will be things we try that don’t work. We need to understand why and move on.

If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and commitment, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Why work for us?

Weightmans is a Top 40 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer and 10th overall employer at the annual Britain’s Top Employers awards 2023 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer.

Clickhere to find out more about industry recognition for excellence, through our achievements, awards and accreditations.

The independent research showed “Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation.”

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Benefits

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note

  • We encourage candidates to speak to us direct/apply direct for the opportunities we have available.
  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
  • We are open to part time/job share applicants.
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