UK Training Contract Assessment Centre 2017

UK training contracts

We recruit 23 trainees every year, split between March and September intakes and based at our offices in London, Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester.

Training is divided into four six-month seats and you can expect to experience a broad range of departments and practice areas over the course of the two-year period.

All trainees are teamed with a supervisor. It's their role to guide you through each of your six-month seats and ensure that you are given plenty of challenges and all the support you need.

From the outset, you will be given real responsibility and the opportunity to learn from hands-on experience in a supportive working environment.

All sorts of people build careers and flourish here, but there are a few things that they all have in common.

  • excellent academics*;
  • enthusiasm and a drive to succeed;
  • teamworking skills (both as a leader and a player);
  • good humour, resilience and strength of character;
  • initiative and a sense of responsibility;
  • an innovative approach and versatility;
  • an analytical and logical mind; and
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt them to your audience.

(*As well as having a minimum of 320 UCAS points at A-Level (ABB or above), and a consistently strong predicted or achieved 2:1 degree, you should be comfortable in your ability to deliver on all of our selection criteria).

We welcome applications from both law and non-law graduates, and from those looking for a career change. Having a law degree is by no means essential - we recruit a healthy number of future trainees every year from non-law backgrounds.

We are very proud of our open and inclusive culture and have worked hard to create an environment where an individual can be just that, an individual. Whether it's through the efforts of our dedicated Equality and Diversity Committee or simply as a result of our culture of fairness and transparency, we have a strong track record of hiring, retaining and promoting from a truly diverse range of backgrounds.

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