Global law firm Clyde & Co is to recruit legal apprentices for its Newcastle office to start in September 2016. This new recruitment initiative builds on the legal apprenticeship schemes in its London, Manchester and Guildford offices. The legal apprenticeships will continue to be delivered by CILEx Law School.
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.”
Toby Scott, Partner at Clyde & Co in Newcastle, said: “With higher education costs and career opportunities as an increasing concern, the current degree led structure is not for everybody. The Trailblazer route builds a longer term and bespoke career path as the first step to a parallel legal career path”.
Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships at CILEx Law School, said: “We are delighted that our longstanding apprenticeship client, Clyde & Co, is to be the first firm to bring the new Legal Apprenticeship to the North East. The adoption of the new Legal Apprenticeship by Clydes indicates the confidence that the firm has in the apprenticeship route to attract bright young talent into the business.”