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North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA)


  • Programme: Solicitor Apprenticeship
  • Duration: 6 years
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Salary: £16,380 per annum
  • Minimum requirements: 3 A-Levels at grade ABB or above
  • Interview date: Wednesday 8 May 2019

Closing date:
8 Apr 2019

Additional Information

Please note that this vacancy is a part of the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) group of employers who are based in Newcastle. In 2017, 13 new apprentices were recruited, with a further 7 in 2018. Due to the success of NESA, they have collaborated with Northumbria University and CILEx Law School to recruit additional apprentices to start in September 2019.

You only need to submit ONE application form to the NESA group for all of the employers (including Muckle LLP, Womble Bond Dickinson, Hay & KilnerSavage Silk, DRS Llp and Ward Hadaway with more to be confirmed).

Training to be provided

  • Job-specific training through working alongside experienced staff
  • A qualifying law degree (LLB) and two-part end-point centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQEs).
  • Possible Enhancements

Your academic and competency training will be through Northumbria University.

In order to complete the programme you will have to demonstrate that you have obtained the relevant skills and knowledge required during your workplace training. You will also have to take a two-part end-point centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

On completion of the programme the learner will become a qualified solicitor (subject to the SRA character and suitability test). Northumbria Law School’s Solicitor Apprenticeship programme will build upon our innovative award-winning clinical based approach to learning, by designing a programme that integrates theory with practice.

Northumbria will use work based modules to connect the learning to practical experience and support the student in building a portfolio of professional practice.

Legal services organisations are increasingly using Northumbria University for training to develop staff into fee earning roles including through the new legal apprenticeships. For more information please visit their website: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/solicitor-apprenticeship-dupsto1

Open day

An event is being held for anyone interested in applying for this year’s solicitor apprenticeshipThe schedule for the event will be:

Date: Wednesday 6 March
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle Business School, City Campus East

To attend the event please register your place by clicking here.

How to apply

To apply, please complete an application form and a diversity monitoring form:

All application forms should be e-mailed to northeast@cilexlawschool.ac.uk in word/pdf format. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

If you have any questions about the vacancies, please contact the CILEx Law School Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01234 844345 or e-mail apprentice.recruitment@cilexlawschool.ac.uk.

North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA)