Huish A Level student, Charlie Brock, is celebrating after being offered a prestigious Apprenticeship at a global law firm.

Charlie, who studies Law, Business, and Economics, alongside an Extended Project Qualification, applied for a Solicitor Apprenticeship position with Ashurst and was shortlisted from thousands to attend an assessment centre. Only 32 applicants were taken to this stage, all hoping to be selected for one of the eight spaces available, and he was successful in receiving a fully funded Apprenticeship.

He faced tough competition as he was one of two applicants on a three A Level Study Programme, with all other candidates taking four or five A Levels. The position is a Level 6 Apprenticeship, meaning Charlie will complete his Law degree and solicitor qualifying exam alongside working for the firm four days a week. As well as the benefit of avoiding university fees, he will receive a salary and be based in London with opportunities to work at offices globally, including Tokyo, New York and in Europe.

Huish Law Course Manager, Rowena Mudge said “I am incredibly proud of Charlie’s achievement and the opportunity this has presented to him. Charlie decided to pursue a career in Law having studied Law here at Huish. He has been the Law department’s biggest advocate and has supported the department with Open Events and is also mentoring other students. In addition to this, Charlie based his EPQ on the talk Barrister, Jessie Bowhill gave during a Law conference held at Huish earlier this year”.