Sintons’ solicitor apprentices score exam success
Leah Greenwell, Nathan Johnson and Saffron Sinclair all scored highly in their recent assessments, which forms the academic part of their apprenticeship, in addition to the practical experience they are gaining through their roles with Sintons.
Saffron, who has just finished her first year as an apprentice and is part of Sintons’ rural team, was awarded the Law School Prize by the head of law at Northumbria University, in recognition of her outstanding performance in her exams.
Leah and Nathan are both two years into their apprenticeships, having joined the Newcastle-based firm in the first year of the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) programme, of which Sintons was one of the founders. Having so far gained experience in insurance litigation and neurotrauma respectively, Leah will move to Sintons’ employment team in September, with Nathan joining residential conveyancing.
Sintons’ commitment to employing and developing apprentices runs throughout the business, with the firm known for offering opportunities to outstanding young people for many years.
Claire Atkins, head of HR of Sintons, said: “Sintons is known for its longstanding commitment to offering apprentices, and we are immensely proud to have been a founding member of the NESA consortium. Through NESA, we have taken on three excellent young people in Leah, Nathan and Saffron, all of whom are proving to be great assets to Sintons with their hard work and dedication.
“They have all settled in so well to what is a very challenging role, with a lot of demands made of them, and we are very proud of their progress, as well as their success in their recent exams.”