Solicitor Apprenticeships

Thinking of a career in law but not sure about uni? We’ve got together with other North East law firms to offer solicitor apprenticeships. It’s a six year programme and a fantastic alternative to university. You can earn while you learn and achieve an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice.

Our first apprentices joined in September 2017 and we’re thrilled to be offering the programme again in 2018. Aspiring solicitors have until 21 April to apply. The great news is this year we’re also working with Northumbria University, who will provide all the academic support to 2018’s new recruits from its Newcastle campus.

A solicitor apprenticeship with Muckle LLP

  • £16,000 starting salary
  • Get real-life work experience
  • Achieve an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice
  • No university fees

How does the application process work?

Stage 1: Check you’re eligible, browse the vacancies and complete your application form here – which all the law firms involved will review.

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

Stage 3: Well done – you’ve scored some work experience and an interview at Muckle LLP

Stage 4: Congratulations – you’re hired!

Is Muckle LLP right for you?

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

  • 27 days holiday
  • Interest free travel pass loans
  • Corporate discounts on loads of products and services
  • Pension scheme pension scheme – we contribute 3, 4 or 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.

Amazing clients

Imagine being the go-to lawyer for The FA or parkrun. Or playing a crucial role in a ground-breaking architectural project or multi-million pound deal. We work with all kinds of companies, large and small, with loads of opportunities to shine.

The region’s #1

We hold a host of awards, including Corporate and Commercial Regional Law Firm of the Year at the UK Legal 500 Awards 2017, and Experian have ranked Muckle as the North East’s top dealmaker since 2014. In fact, in 2017 we advised on nearly twice as many high-value deals as our nearest competitors.

Awesome people

We’re genuine people who do what we say we’re going to do, on time and within budget, every time. We’re also a close, friendly bunch and you’ll get to work directly with some of the region’s leading lawyers.

A fantastic place to work

We understand the importance of hard work. We also know how to have fun, because it’s just as important to enjoy what you do. You could join our running or cycling clubs or be part of our regular social events and impromptu nights out in Newcastle. Making sure everyone feels rewarded for a job well done is something we really care about.

Have you got what it takes?

We’re looking for at least:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), grades A* – C including Maths and English
  • 3 A Levels (or equivalent) grades A, B, B or above – predicted or already achieved
  • Great communication skills with bags of personality and enthusiasm

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.

Good luck!