Norton Rose Fulbright
graduate job
Expires12 days

Paralegal Apprenticeship Programme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

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 2021, 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.

What we are looking for

  • 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)


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 five 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.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Newcastle upon Tyne
 · Newcastle

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.

How to apply

Applications for this role close on 27 June 2021, and our assessment day will take place in early July.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 27 June 2021

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Closing date:  27 June 2021

Expires12 days

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