Sheffield Council is searching for five apprentices for its legal department who will become fully trained paralegals.
The search for the A-level students marks the start of a recruitment drive by the authority to train the city’s future leaders through apprenticeship schemes.
Successful applicants will be paid £200 a week and will need three A-levels at grade C or above.
Council leader Coun Julie Dore said: “We made a commitment two months ago to train the next generation of Sheffield leaders by offering some great opportunities here at the council and I am delighted that this is now coming to fruition.
“And what better way to kick-start this recruitment drive than by offering apprenticeships at the very top of what we do. Becoming a lawyer can often be a difficult and expensive career path, but this chance should help those who need it most to get on the ladder towards success.”
Other positions will become available in a range of services including council housing and customer services.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, September 2, with successful applicants in place by October.