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Solicitor Apprenticeships at Jacksons

Jacksons Law Firm is pleased to offer Solicitor Apprenticeships.  We do not currently have any vacancies for this role, but this page will be updated with details of future opportunities when they arise.

About the Role

The Solicitor Apprentice route is ideal for aspiring solicitors who have recently completed their A-Levels or are soon due to complete their A-Levels.

The Solicitor Apprenticeship route allows you to work towards becoming a qualified solicitor, without the need to first complete an undergraduate degree.

Throughout the six-and-a-half-year apprenticeship, you will undertake the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship programme with the University of Law. You will complete all of the required theoretical and practical learning with the University before sitting both Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQEs) in years five and six. Throughout the apprenticeship, you will generally spend four days a week working within the firm, with the other day spent studying remotely. There will be elements of the programme which require ‘block delivery’ and study leave will be provided to enable this.

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be placed in different departments within the firm including both personal and business areas of law. You will gain valuable experience and knowledge in one of the longest-established and respected firms in the northeast, working alongside expert lawyers in their respective fields. You will be involved in all areas of practice, from administrative work to complex legal cases, to manage your clients and caseload. This practical experience will help you to build on your knowledge and aid you in your studies. You will be supervised throughout the whole apprenticeship and will be assigned a supervisor and mentor to support and guide you.

If you would like more ‘insider’ information on what this role will entail, our first Solicitor Apprentice has written an article on his experience which can be found here.


Candidates should have a good academic background. We are looking for a minimum of 3 grade Cs at A Level or equivalent, along with a minimum of 5 GCSEs including grade Cs in GCSE English and Maths.

Applicants must possess a keen interest in law and qualify as a solicitor. The apprenticeship is hands-on and requires dedication and commitment, and the successful candidate will be able to display that they are hard-working and ambitious. We will also be looking for some core skills including teamwork, critical thinking, and professionalism.

This role is not suitable for university graduates.

About us

Jacksons Law Firm encourages staff to get involved in networking activities, staff, and charity work external to their job. We have an outstanding team spirit combined with employee engagement, and whilst we work hard, we pride ourselves on offering a genuine work-life balance.


Work Experience

Our work experience application window for 2024 are open from 12th February 2024 and will close on 29th February 2024, or when the places have been filled.

The placement window will be between 15 June and 15 September, with each placement taking place over 3 consecutive days.

Practical Work Experience
Please click here to find out more about our practical work experience.

Please note, that we do not hold CVs on file. If you have previously applied for one of our previous vacancies at Jacksons and wish to be reconsidered, please resubmit your application to

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies please contact

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