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.

We have recruited apprentices since the scheme began in 2017 and, after an unscheduled break last year, we’re committed to supporting young people on their journey to becoming a solicitor and we’re thrilled to be offering the programme again in 2021.

Aspiring solicitors have until 14 May to apply and successful candidates will start in September 2021, with academic support provided by Northumbria University.

A solicitor apprenticeship with Muckle LLP

  • £17,290 (minimum) starting salary
  • get real-life work experience
  • achieve an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice
  • no university fees

Read on to learn more, or register for the NESA solicitor apprenticeship online information event on 4 May 2021.

Have you got what it takes?

We’re looking for at least:

  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), grades C/5 or above, 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 have a law degree, CILEx Level 6, GDL, LPC or BPTC regrettably you are not eligible to apply for these vacancies.

How to apply

Stage 1: Complete your application form here – which all the law firms involved will review.

Stage 2: Nice one – you’re through to the NESA assessment day with group and written exercises (this is likely to be a virtual assessment, but will be confirmed nearer the time).

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

Stage 4: Congratulations – you’re hired!

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

And here you can see what our values mean to us.

Our benefits

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– 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.

Amazing clients

Imagine being the go-to lawyer for Hays Travel or NCG 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, and were delighted to be one of just 3 finalists shortlisted for ‘CSR Team of the Year’ at the UK Third Sector Business Charity Awards in 2020. We have also been named Corporate Law Firm of the Year by North East Insider Dealmakers Awards 8 times between 2007 and 2019. Even more impressively, we were ranked 6th Best Place to Work in the North East in 2019 and won Best Medium Sized Company at the North East Best Place To Work Awards 2018, recognising the fantastic culture we’ve developed here.

Excellent people

We’re genuine people who build strong relationships, do what we say we’re going to do, on time and within budget, with excellence, 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 (when allowed!). Making sure everyone feels rewarded for a job well done is something we really care about.

The future’s bright

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!