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Solicitor apprenticeships

Solicitor apprenticeships

Did you know you don’t have to go to university to become a lawyer?

Our values

Everything we do at Muckle is underpinned by four core values:

  • trust - we trust each other to do the right thing
  • teamwork - we are one team and work selflessly for each other
  • responsibility - we are self-starters and take responsibility for how we work together and communicate
  • care - we care about our people, clients and community

Our benefits

As a Muckle employee you'll get a host of benefits, including:

  • 27 days holiday (plus additional days for long service) and option to buy/sell up to 5 days pro-rated
  • up to 2 wellbeing days per annum (pro-rated)
  • up to 14 hours community hours per annum
  • interest free travel pass loans
  • corporate discounts on loads of products and services
  • pension scheme- we contribute 4% (5% after 6 months and 6% after 8 years, subject to your contributions)

You'll also have a mentor to help you settle in with advice and encouragement every step of the way. And if that's not enough, there are loads of other reasons why working for Muckle is a fantastic experience.

The future’s bright

We invest time and resources in nurturing talented individuals, and we’re always looking to the future.

If you successfully complete your apprenticeship and there's an appropriate role in the firm, you have a very strong chance of a job with us once you're qualified.

Are you ready to start? Apply now!

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What’s apprentice life like?

At Muckle, you’ll be one of us. 

We’re genuine people who build strong relationships with our people and clients. We do what we say we’re going to do on time and within budget, with excellence, every time.

There’ll be loads of opportunities to shine. Imagine being the go-to lawyer for Hayes Travel or HSBC? Or playing a crucial role in a ground-breaking architectural project? We work with all kinds of companies and you’ll be part of that.

While we understand the importance of hard work, we like to balance it with fun. You could join our running club, the Muckle Choir, and be part of the social events and impromptu Newcastle nights out people enjoy. Making sure everyone feels rewarded for their hard work is really important to us.

We continually strive to be an employer of choice and as one of the region’s best workplaces, we have very high staff retention levels. We have Investors in People ’Platinum’ status and are ranked 2nd in the world against legal firms of the same size, and ranked 69th for all Investors in People organisations (of which there are over 10,000 globally). 99.2% of our employees said Muckle was a great place to work.

In 2023, we won the Best Place to Work and Business of the Year at the North East Business Awards. We've also won the North East Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Females Award for Most Inspiring Employer two years in a row (2022 and 2023).

We think you’ll like it here!

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for at least:

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades C/5 or above, including Maths and English
  • 3 A Levels or equivalent at grades B,B,B or above, either predicted or already achieved
  • Great communication skills and lots of personality and enthusiasm

If you already have a law degree, CILEx Level 6, GDL, LPC or BPTC then you are not eligible for these vacancies.

How to apply

Stage 1: Complete your application form.  All of the law firms involved in the NESA scheme will review it.

Stage 2: Nice one – you’re through to the NESA assessment day with group and written exercises.

Stage 3: Well done, you’ve scored some work experience and an interview at Muckle LLP. This is likely to take place in April 2024, but we’ll let you know nearer the time.

Stage 4: If all goes well then congratulations, you’re hired! If you’re successful in this process you will receive a formal letter of employment in April 2024.

Applications for the 2024 NESA programme are now open and will close on 16 February 2024.

To apply, please complete the application form below. Good luck!

Apply now

Complete the form by telling us all about you, your education and your work experience.

Application Form

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