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When can I apply for a training contract?

Applications for our 2019 training contract are now closed. Applications for our Winter, Spring and Summer Vacation Schemes and our 2020 training contract will open on 1 October 2017.

Key dates and deadlines for future trainees

  • Applications open
    01 October 2017
    Applications open for winter, spring and summer vacation schemes and 2019 training contract.
  • Winter vacation scheme deadline
    03 November 2017
    Applications close for the winter vacation scheme. Assessment centres will take place throughout November.
  • Winter vacation scheme
    11 December 2017
    One week winter vacation scheme begins. Training contract interviews will be arranged at the end of the scheme and will take place in January.
  • Spring/summer vacation scheme deadline
    11 January 2018
    Applications close for the spring and summer vacation schemes. Assessment centres will take place throughout February.
  • Insight day application deadline
    28 February 2018
    Applications close for the 1st year law student insight day and the non-law student insight day.
  • Insight day for non-law students
    20 March 2018
    An Insight day for graduates and students studying a non-law subject at degree level. The day will include a Q&A session, a group negotiation exercise and a networking lunch.
  • Insight day for law students
    22 March 2018
    An Insight day for first year law students. The day will include a Q&A session, a group negotiation exercise and a networking lunch.
  • Spring vacation scheme
    09 April 2018
    Two week spring vacation scheme begins. Candidates who complete the spring vacation scheme will be offered a training contract interview.
  • Summer vacation scheme 1
    11 June 2018
    Two week summer vacation scheme begins. Candidates who complete the summer vacation scheme will be offered a training contract interview.
  • Summer vacation scheme 2
    25 June 2018
    Two week summer vacation scheme begins. Candidates who complete the summer vacation scheme will be offered a training contract interview.
  • Training contract application deadline
    31 July 2018
    Applications close for the 2019 training contract. 

What we're looking for...

What all of our people have in common is an enthusiasm for the law and a drive to deliver top quality work for our clients. You’ll also need:

  • Academics: a 2:1 degree in any discipline and a minimum of 340 UCAS points at A-level.
  • Ability to work within a team: we have a collaborative culture so an ability to work well with colleagues and clients is essential.
  • Drive and resilience: becoming a solicitor is hard work. We want to see people who are proven self-starters and are able to overcome setbacks.
  • Analysis and judgement: our work can be complex and demanding. We need people with analytical minds who aren't afraid to share their own opinions.
  • Communication: we are looking for people who can convey complicated messages easily and efficiently.
  • Common sense: we are looking for people with an ability to apply their legal knowledge in a practical way that is useful for our clients.

Application FAQs

Everything you need to know about the trainee solicitor application process.
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