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Did you know you can start your training to become a qualified solicitor straight after your A-Levels? Earn while you learn.

As an Apprentice Solicitor, not only do you obtain extensive hands-on experience with experts in their fields, you will earn a full time salary, achieve an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice and qualify as a solicitor, with no tuition fees and no student debt.

The solicitor apprenticeship is a level 7 apprenticeship and normally takes 5 to 6 years to complete.

A seat is one of our eight departments

Here’s an example of what your seat rotation could look like, giving you the opportunity to gain experience in a number of different fields:

Seat 1 (Real Estate)
Seat 2 (Healthcare)
Seat 3 (Insolvency)
Seat 4 (Employment)
Seat 5 (Corporate)
Seat 6 (External Secondment)
Seat 7 (Commercial Dispute Resolution)

Learning providers

Newcastle office – Northumbria University
Leeds and Manchester office – BPP & University of Law

A relaxed and friendly environment

Whilst the work will be important and challenging, Ward Hadaway is a relaxed and friendly place to work and offers the ideal nurturing environment for a candidate embarking on a new and exciting career.

You won’t be required to wear a suit every day and our flexible approach ensures you’ll be able to dedicate adequate time to work and study, whilst still enjoying your home life. We have a busy social calendar with excellent networking opportunities through sports fixtures, regular nights out and team building events.

Ready to apply?

Applications for our Newcastle Office are now open with a closing date of 31st January, 2020. To apply visit CILEx Law School’s website and complete the NESA application form:

For Leeds and Manchester applicants, please keep checking back for further updates.