Junior Legal Engineer Sponsorship Available

March 21, 2024
£27 - £27 / year

Job Description




About your new role.

This is an entry-level position for innovation in a professional services environment. The role’s purpose is to teach you the fundamentals of innovation while also providing you with experience. You will help the Department in the execution and implementation of product and innovation projects throughout the company and with clients.

How would a week look like?

There is no ‘typical’ week in our world, but the types of things you might be doing in this capacity are:

  • Shadowing Department personnel to see all stages of the product and innovation cycle (scoping, development, launch, and maintenance), which may include:
  • Participating in workshops and innovation sessions to engage stakeholders.
  • Assisting with research ideas, reading about, and discovering new topics.
  • Being a point of contact for innovation and product inquiries.
  • Understanding product and innovation processes through involvement in proof-of-concept and innovation initiatives, including scoping, definition, execution, and reporting.
  • Getting to grips with our technology and completing self-study qualifications.
  • Attending seminars and webinars, and sharing what you have learned
  • studying for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualification.

What does this position lead to?

After successfully completing a Lean Six Sigma Green belt, qualifications in our existing technology, and probation, colleagues in this role are eligible for promotion (subject to business need) to the role of ‘Legal Engineer,’ where they will be able to apply their knowledge with responsibility for discrete tasks.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and you will be expected to undertake other duties and obligations that fall within the scope of the function.


About You

Ideally, you will have previous experience working in a similar job and setting.

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

  • An awareness and grasp of technological changes. You do not need to be able to code, but you must be interested in how technology may help in the delivery of legal services.
  • Effective time management and prioritising skills.
  • There is no time tracking in this function, so you must be comfortable organising your workout.
  • You must be able to communicate effectively with colleagues in order to prioritise your tasks.
  • Effective communicator – this involves both written and spoken communication. The capacity to listen effectively is also vital.
  • Good IT skills.
  • I’m okay with failure. Some of the things we try will fail. We need to learn why and then move forward.

If you fulfil our requirements and believe this is a position where you can contribute excitement and commitment, we look forward to receiving your application.


Why Work for Us?

Weightmans is a top 40 law company with offices around the UK. At the annual Britain’s Top Employers Awards 2023, we were named the leading legal employer and the tenth overall employer, and we earned record Chambers UK rankings.

We are pleased to be a certified living wage employer.

Click here to learn more about industry recognition for excellence through our accomplishments, honours, and accreditations.

The independent research revealed that “Weightmans provides great employee conditions, fosters and develops talent throughout all levels of the business.”

We are sincerely committed to building an egalitarian and diverse culture in which everyone in the firm is appreciated and recognised on merit for their contributions.

We welcome submissions from persons of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments at any point during the application process.

Feel free to provide your preferred pronouns in your application.


Weightmans is a company that values its employees.

In addition to being extremely proud of the job we do for our customers and the culture we foster for our employees, we give a wide range of benefits, including:

  • 28 days of annual leave plus bank holidays (prorated for part-time)
  • Agile/working from home, includes the provision of home office equipment.
  • Healthcare coverage / Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life insurance 4 times salary
  • Interest-Free Travel Loan Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme includes psychotherapy, legal, and consumer advising services.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Discounted Dental Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Offers and savings.
  • Excellent reward and recognition plan.
  • Your Recruitment Adviser can certify that a tiny proportion of roles are not suitable for remote work.


Please take note.

We invite people to contact us directly/apply for the positions we have available.

Any references to experience or PQE in our advertisements or job descriptions should be taken as a guideline only. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and levels of expertise who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the position.

The successful candidate appointed to this position will be subject to our usual background check process, and any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of such checks. Further information can be received via the Recruitment team.

We are receptive to part-time/job-sharing applications.

Recruitment agencies (PSL or non-PSL)

Weightmans maintains a stringent ‘preferred supplier list’ (PSL) and is dedicated to working closely with the recruitment agencies on that list. Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles, or any introductions from either PSL or non-PSL agencies. If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile, or introduction without prior instruction from a member of Weightmans’ recruitment team, we reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency’s terms, nor will we be liable for a recruitment fee.


Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be checked during the final phases of the selection process. Before starting work, all candidates must either have the right to work in the UK or meet the Home Office’s visa sponsorship standards. Candidates who need sponsorship should assess the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.