Trainees Apprentices

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 a LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice.

The first intake of apprentices joined in September 2017 and we are currently working on our plans for 2018.

A solicitor apprenticeship with Muckle LLP

  • Earn £15,000+ starting salary
  • Get real-life work experience
  • Achieve a LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice
  • No university fees

How does it work?

Stage 1: Complete the application form which all the law firms in the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) scheme 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 a Muckle Apprentice!

Is Muckle LLP right for you?

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

  • 27 days holiday
  • Pension scheme with firm contributions of up to 6% of your salary
  • Corporate discounts on loads of products and services
  • Interest free travel pass loans

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 Law Firm of the Year at the Insider North East Dealmaker Awards 2016, and Experian have ranked Muckle as the North East’s top dealmaker since 2014. In fact, over the last 10 years we’ve completed 43% more deals than any other law firm in the region.

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 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.


We are currently working on our plans for 2018. Watch this space for more information.