North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA)

Earn whilst you learn and learn from the best!
If you would you like a career in law where you ‘learn on the job’, BHP Law can support you.

BHP Law are proud to be offering solicitor apprenticeships in partnership with the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) programme and Northumbria University.

The North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) programme was the first of its kind in the North East to offer an alternative route into law. The NESA programme is a six-year scheme during which apprentices get work experience in the firm, a law degree and qualify as a solicitor. The scheme has many benefits, you gain that all-important hands-on experience and it’s a way to earn and learn without the burden of university fees.

The six-year programme allows you to study for an LLB (Hons) in Legal Practice to qualify as a solicitor whilst working and being paid a salary.  Throughout the six years you will working four days a week and spend one day studying with Northumbria University.  You will work in our various legal departments over the six years, learning directly from our legal experts, you will be supported every step of the way, whilst you grow in confidence in your working environment.

Starting a solicitor apprenticeship with BHP Law is just the beginning of your legal career, we will work with you to enable you to be the best lawyer you can be. We are firm believers in upskilling the next generation and we want to ensure you are given the best possible opportunities to further expand on your legal career.

BHP Law are very proud to have several apprentices at various stages within their training and are well on their way to becoming successful lawyers. Here’s what they have to say on their learning journey: 

“BHP Law provided me a platform to kickstart my career in Law in the midst of a global pandemic, this reinforced my opinion that BHP is an excellent firm, investing in the young people of the future.” - Jack Collins, Solicitor Apprentice.