June 16, 2021
Leading law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is launching a new apprenticeship scheme, where six school leavers will train as paralegals with the firm over a period of two years.

Apprentices will be exposed to a wide variety of high-quality work and will get the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest minds in commercial law – all from their legal technology hub in Newcastle.

The Apprenticeship In A Nutshell

Location: Newcastle
Start Date:
September 2021
Apprentice Intake: 6
£17,465 (Year 1), £18,000 (Year 2), £19,000 on completion of the programme
Requirements: 3 A-levels (A*-C) and 5 GCSEs (A*-C)
Deadline: 27th June (11.59pm)


Apply now!

Be sure to apply before Sunday 27th June (11.59pm)

Send Application

Earn While You Learn And Kick-Start Your Career In Law

After completing your A-levels, you’ll hop straight onto the career ladder and get a head start in carving out a career in law, on a starting salary of £17,465.

You’ll receive hands-on training and develop a rigorous understanding of legal matters, ranging from client requests to transactions, spanning a number of legal specialisms. You’ll also be involved in preparatory work, drafting documents and carrying out research, naturally gaining more responsibility as you progress onto the second year of the apprenticeship.

Alongside gaining practical experience, you’ll be studying one day a week towards attaining the Paralegal Level 3 Apprenticeship Certificate of Higher Education at BPP University Law School, with fees covered by the apprenticeship levy. 

Work From The Hub Of Legal Innovation

Opened in 2016, you’ll be based in NRF’s office in Newcastle, the hub of legal innovation and digital transformation. You’ll be working with an eclectic mix of lawyers, legal technologists and business analysts to help solve and provide cutting-edge solutions for some of their clients’ most complex and legal business problems.

Progress Onto Becoming A Solicitor

Apprentices will receive regular appraisals throughout the two-year training period, and on successful completion of the programme, there’ll be an opportunity to apply for the six-year Solicitors Apprenticeship Programme based in London. 

Interested? You’ll Need…

  • 3 A-levels (A*-C) and 5 GCSEs (A*-C)
  • Bounds of enthusiasm and ambition
  • An interest in the commercial legal industry combined with an interest in technology and innovation.

As well as academic achievements, be sure to showcase your strengths and motivations, as well as your extra-curricular achievements. NRF runs a fair and contextualised recruitment programme, therefore any mitigating circumstances will also be taken into consideration.


Apply now!

Be sure to apply before Sunday 27th June (11.59pm)

Send Application

How To Apply

Submit an online application via NRF’s website by 27th June (11.59pm). You’ll be required to submit a cover letter, in addition to providing details about work experience and referees.

Securing a place on this programme is subject to a successful application, telephone interview and assessment day. 

More Questions?

Feel free to get in touch with NRF’s graduate recruitment team at graduate.recruitment@nortonrosefulbright.com.


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