Solicitor Apprenticeship

In 2017, Sintons hired two apprentices to begin a six-year period of training in house that leads to eventual qualification as a solicitor. This was a new initiative by a consortium of North East law firms (including Sintons) to offer a more accessible route into the legal profession and has seen the creation of 13 solicitor apprenticeships in the region. These firms came together under the NESA umbrella – North East Solicitor Apprenticeship.

The initiative was the first of its kind in the North East, and has been hailed for its unique and innovative approach into opening up the legal profession to young people.

About the apprenticeship:

  • A six-year programme while employed leading to qualification as a solicitor
  • Study part-time with a leading University
  • Law degree incorporated and awarded after four years
  • Academic support from CILEx Law School
  • Final assessment is the SRA’s solicitors’ qualifying exams

To find out what it is like being an apprentice with Sintons please see the recent interview with our of our current Solicitor Apprentices Leah Greenwell.

For anything further or for an informal chat, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Training & Development Manager Louise Dack at

Our trainees are on twitter, follow @SintonsTrainees to see what they are up to or to ask for advice.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying to be a Solicitor Apprentice at Sintons then we would love to hear from you.

Applications are now closed for 2018, but keep checking out website for future details.