A group of law firms has come together to recruit apprentices. Muckle, Sintons Law, McDaniels & Co and QualitySolicitors Smith Roddam have joined forces with CILEx Law School and City, University of London Law School to create a six-year apprenticeship programme.

The apprenticeships will lead to an LLB in legal practice from City, University of London, and qualification as a solicitor.

Under the government’s trailblazer scheme, apprentices will work with one law firm for the six years starting in September 2017. 

Apprentices will use CILEx Law School’s online learning resources and City, University of London Law School will provide law teachers to provide face-to-face tuition and support the programme.

Jason Wainwright, managing partner of Muckle, said: ‘We are delighted to be part of this joint venture, leading the way in the north-east to offer a different route into the legal profession for a diverse and talented group of people. It’s refreshing to work collaboratively with other law firms to ensure the north-east is at the forefront of developing regional talent.’

Muckle will hold an informal open day at its offices on Saturday 14 January between 11am and 2pm for candidates interested in applying. Candidates are required to have a minimum of three Bs at A level (or equivalent) and with maths and English GCSEs grades A* to C.