Clyde & Co ramps up legal apprenticeship hires extending scheme to Newcastle office

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Global law firm’s latest recruits will start this September


City outfit Clyde & Co will bring its legal apprenticeship scheme to the north-east with the firm’s Newcastle outpost embracing the new recruitment initiative as of this September.

Today’s announcement builds upon the success of a similar apprenticeship scheme currently in place across the global firm’s London, Manchester and Guildford offices. Clyde & Co currently has 17 legal apprentices in total, all of whom were recruited between 2014 and 2015.

Initially seeking two college-leavers to start in September, Clydes will offer its new Newcastle-based recruits the opportunity to work towards their level 3 government-backed apprenticeship, which will see them become a paralegal after roughly two years.

To be eligible for the earn-while-you-learn scheme — which is operated in conjunction with CILEx Law School — students will need at least 3 Cs or above at A Level.

Caroline Walsh, head of recruitment at Clyde & Co said:

This expansion of legal apprenticeships into our Newcastle office continues our strategy of using apprenticeships for the recruitment and development of young talent. Previous intakes of apprentices have developed very well through mentoring by supervisors and excellent teaching by CILEx Law School, and we are confident that the new legal apprenticeship programme will deliver the same success.

Students have until 30 June to apply and further information can be found here.



Two years to become a Paralegal, I am not seeing the value here, am I missing something?



Unless an apprenticeship ends up in qualification as a solicitor, I recommend that young people avoid them. Getting a qualification to show you are at the level to do a job which doesn’t require qualifications doesn’t make much sense.


Good idea

How can you say you don’t require qualifications to become a paralegal. More and more firms are only hiring paralegals who have done the LPC now. Even those that are not still want people with degrees. This programme takes school/college leavers and gives them that job in two years.



Those firms will still require the LPC or a degree. What makes you think that this qualification will make them start taking schoolleavers?


Tommy Balls

Wow, you mean I can get three Cs at A-Level (since I’m a utterly dumb fuck) and STILL become a lawyer? This must be the best day of my life!


Find Apprenticeships

This is a great opportunity and another step in the right direction.


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