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By Lyons Davidson’s Legal Apprentices

Designated study time

An important aspect of an being a legal apprentice is making sure you give yourself enough time to study. This will help you to balance your work and studies.

You can also plan what you are going to study which will help to keep you focused.

Make sure you are in a quiet room where no one will distract you.

Remember to take study leave the day before an exam: most companies will offer this. It is essential you take this, as you don’t want to be thinking of work right before an exam. It allows you to clear your mind.


A key way of balancing work and studies is by keeping yourself organised. This can be accomplished by being productive with your time and not procrastinating.

A revision timetable may also help, as this allows you to plan your time efficiently. It also helps to identify your weaker topics, which you may need to spend more time on.

You can also plan a to-do list of everything you need to study before your exam (and also a to-do list of everything you need to do at work).

Don’t stress!

During your exam period there may be times when you feel very stressed. This can be overcome by speaking to your manager and work colleagues as they may be able to suggest things to help, for example reducing your work load for that specific period.

It is also important to make sure you don’t over work yourself as this can cause additional stress that you do not need.

You should always give time for yourself as well such as socialising with friends as you will break from studying and working.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in becoming a legal apprentice, we are keen to hear from you! We will be advertising our apprenticeship vacancies to start in September 2017 over the next few weeks – please visit Lyons Davidson’s Careers pages for further information or to sign up to receive job alerts by email.