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Direct Entry Training Contract Programme

Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
Birmingham/Bristol/Derby/Leeds/Leic/Liverpool/London/Manc/Milton Keynes/Notts/Oxford/Sheffield/Stoke
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

On this programme you will enter a two year training contract with us. During that time you will complete four seats, each six months in length, in a range of departments. See our graduate brochure for more details of the seats offered and the structure of the training.

Training and Development

We are totally committed to nurturing and growing talented and motivated graduates. Our creative and dynamic work environment provides the perfect training ground to support our graduate programmes. At Freeths our innovative range of graduate opportunities ensures we provide you with the best possible career development, tailored to your needs. If you are a bright and talented individual who will bring commitment and critical thinking to our firm, we are ready to invest in you.

Who can apply?

To apply for this programme you must be at least in the second year of a law degree or the third year of a non-law degree. Of course you can still apply if you are at Law School on the LPC or already doing the GDL. If you are successful in being offered a place on this scheme you will commence your training contract with us two years after offer and we usually start trainees in September, although sometimes we can accommodate a March start. The selection process for this programme is outlined in our graduate brochure and is usually an interview followed by a competency based assessment centre.

When should I apply?

Applications open 6 January 2020 and close on 12th July 2020 for a September 2022 start. We are looking for 15 - 20 graduates to take part in the scheme commencing 2022 and these can be based at any location.

How do I apply?

As a firm we value diversity and individuality. It is also important to us that we recruit graduates who understand and align themselves with our group values and competency model. We want to know about your skills and achievements, languages, outside interests and work experience, and how these might be valuable to a career here at Freeths. You will also be asked for a full account of your academic achievements and to complete the equal opportunities monitoring section, in accordance with the firm's equal opportunities policy.

Please note that we only accept applications through our on-line system.

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
11 to 20
Bonus (discretionary), Gym membership/subsidy, Life assurance, Pension scheme (with company contribution), Season ticket loan
Days' holiday: 
25 days
Extra benefits: 
Cycle to work scheme, Tech loan scheme, study loans, Perkbox staff discounts platform, Holiday flex

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: