Training Contract and Solicitors Graduate Apprenticeship

Mullis & Peake LLP Solicitors offer two options towards qualification - training contact and graduate apprentices

In 2018, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced that the Legal Practice Course (LPC) will be replaced by the Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE).

Mullis & Peake LLP have been monitoring the changes in the legal education system and welcome opportunities to widen access to the profession.

We are therefore offering two options towards qualification so that we may continue to offer an option to those who have completed their LPC and to those who are looking to qualify via the SQE route.

We will therefore continue to offer a training contract as well as the Solicitors Graduate Apprenticeship.

One of our main priorities in recruiting trainees and apprentices is looking to the long term, we hope that the trainee/apprentice will remain with Mullis & Peake LLP once qualified and be committed to the firm. We have a high retention rate of trainees with a number now Members in the firm.

Our trainees and apprentices will work in supportive teams and are supervised by either a Partner or Senior Associate. We actively encourage our trainees to get involved in marketing, networking, training and social events hosted by the firm.  The environment is an enthusiastic and friendly one and trainees/apprentices have regular meetings with their supervisors.

Whether you are applying for a training contract or apprenticeship we seek candidates with not only good academics but with personality, charisma and strong interpersonal skills.

We offer several benefits to our trainees and apprentices, including:

  • Holiday, a minimum of 20 days plus bank holidays
  • Additional bonus holiday for birthday, at least three days over the Christmas period and for long service
  • Enhanced Maternity/Shared Parental Leave Pay
  • Up to 6 weeks Occupational Sick Pay
  • Private Health Care Scheme
  • Contributory Workplace Pension Scheme with enhanced Employer contributions for Associates and above
  • A quarterly paid bonus for all members of staff subject to firm wide performance
  • Subsidised membership of a local gym
  • Discounted legal services
  • Free local parking for fee earners and senior support staff

Training Contract

We recruit trainee solicitors twice per year with the training contracts usually commencing around April and October each year. If you are interested in applying for a training contract please download the application form and send the completed form to hollyminney@mplaw.co.uk, we will be in contact with you if you are to be invited to interview.

We are currently recruiting for the April 2025 intake. Application received will be consifered in the later part of 2024.

We are ideally seeking applications from those who have achieved a 2:1 (or higher) and who will have completed their LPC by the start date, preferably achieving a commendation (or higher).

Solicitor Graduate Apprenticeship

Our graduate solicitor apprenticeship programme will support you through the new pathway to qualification as a solicitor by completion of the Solicitors Qualifying Exams (SQE1 and SQE2). You will study with, BPP University the costs of which will be entirely funded by Mullis & Peake LLP.

In order to apply for this apprenticeship, you will need to have completed or be in the final year of your law degree (LLB), or alternatively have a non-law degree and have completed the graduate diploma in law (GDL).

The apprenticeship is a 24-month programme, where you will work four days per week in our firm and have one day per week for study with Damar Training. This programme allows graduates to qualify into the profession whilst gaining experience, earning a salary and without having to incur such considerable debt.

The Application Process

The course commences each September with Damar Training, we are therefore currently recruiting for a September 2025 starter. The initial stage of the application process is to complete the application form, following review of the application forms we will invite the potential candidates to interview in the later part of 2024.

A minimum entry requirement for the course offered by BPP is a 2:1 honours degree in law or a 2:1 honours degree in a non-law subject and a minimum of a pass in the GDL.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications are treated fairly regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristics.

You can download a training contract application form below.

You can download a solicitor graduate apprenticeship application form below.

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