Newcastle Paralegal Apprenticeship Programme

  • Employer Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary Starting £17,465
  • Deadline 18/02/2024

  • Entry requirements A-levels (or equivalent)
  • Locations Newcastle
  • Qualifications gained Degree,Professional Qualification
  • Date published 06/11/2023

Have you thought about a career in law but are worried about the costs of university? Maybe you just want to get into the world of work and start your career. If so, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Apprenticeship Programme might be for you.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to develop to their full potential, which is why we have launched our Apprenticeship Programme to offer opportunities to work as a paralegal straight out of school, with the potential to go on to qualify as a solicitor. As an apprentice you will work alongside and learn from some of the brightest minds in commercial law, helping to solve some of our clients’ most complex legal and business problems while learning the academic and practical skills needed to excel as a paralegal. You will receive a high standard of training from us while studying one day per week.

We have up to six vacancies for talented individuals to join our Apprenticeship Programme in Newcastle starting in September 2021. We are looking for talent of the future - enterprising, innovative and technologically minded individuals with the intellectual curiosity and aptitude needed to thrive in our global legal business.

This Apprenticeship Programme application window is open to all final year school leavers who are completing their A-Levels in 2023, and will take place over two years. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship Programme, you will achieve a Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship Certificate of Higher Education at which point we hope to keep you on board as a permanent paralegal within our Newcastle office. Alternatively, if you demonstrate the right skills and abilities we may offer you the opportunity to embark on a solicitor apprenticeship giving you the opportunity to eventually qualify as a solicitor.

The starting salary is £17,465, increasing to £18,000 in year two and £19,000 on completion of the Apprenticeship Programme. You will also be entitled to overtime and all study fees will be paid by Norton Rose Fulbright.

Securing a place on this programme is subject to a successful application, telephone interview and assessment day. To be considered we require you to be on track to achieving three A-Levels (grades A-C) and to have achieved 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C or 9-4), however we understand that a successful team only thrives with a diverse range of skills, therefore we are also interested to hear about your strengths and motivations, as well as your extra-curricular achievements. Be assured that we run a fair and contextualised recruitment programme, therefore any mitigating circumstances will also be taken into consideration. For more information on contextualised recruitment please click here. 

Desirable skills and personal qualities:

●      Clear interest in the commercial legal industry combined with an interest in technology and innovation

●      Ambitious, enthusiastic and hard working

●      Professional and personable

●      Excellent communication and customer service skills and well organised (ready to manage both work and study)

Application dates

Applications for this role close on 18 February 20234 To apply please click here.

About Norton Rose Fulbright

We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

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