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Jordan Coulton

Jordan Coulton

Paralegal,
Weightmans

Jordan Coulton was not only Weightmans’ but the country’s first higher legal apprentice. After leaving sixth form with outstanding A Levels there was an expectation Jordan would go to University, instead he chose to do a Higher Apprenticeship at Weightmans. After completion of his Level 4 qualification, Jordan progressed onto the Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship and is due to qualify as a chartered Legal Executive in early 2020. Jordan commenced his legal services apprenticeship with the top 45 law firm in June 2013 starting in the Employment department before transferring into Disease in May 2014 -  Jordan quickly “rose through the ranks” by running a full litigation caseload and conducting the same type of work as Solicitors. Since November 2017, Jordan has worked as a Paralegal within the Regulatory department and assists in the preparation of cases, some of which are high profile, involving healthcare inquests and medical defence matters. As well as his role in Weightmans, Jordan is a passionate advocate for apprenticeships and has been an Apprentice Ambassador for both the Liverpool City Region as well as North West YAAN for over 5 years. Jordan sat on the North West YAAN board and was heavily involved in placing the network onto a National footing. Jordan has been involved in many ambassadorial activities including co-hosting the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017 at Grosvenor House. For the valid contribution Jordan has made to Weightmans and the wider apprenticeship movement, he was awarded Degree Apprentice of the Year 2018 at both the North West Region and National ceremony.    

Hear from the National Apprenticeship Awards Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year 2018 and assess:

  • The journey and motivating factors to becoming a higher or degree apprentice
  • What makes an apprentice thrive and succeed in their role?
  • How can employers and providers ensure they meet the needs of an apprentice and deliver a programme that offers real value?