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  • The job closed for applications on 14 December 2023.

Direct Training Contract 2026/2027

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  • Salary: Not specified
  • Closes: 14 December 2023

In Summary

Are you a penultimate or final-year undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate who has decided on a career in commercial law?

Job Description

Our two year Training Contract is comprised of four six-month seats (placements) during which time you'll work on a range of live projects and have real influence. There's no substitute for the depth and quality of insight that comes from spending six months in a department. You may also have the chance to take up an international or client secondment. And at the end of the Training Contract, you'll be able to make a well-informed decision about where to start your career. 

We provide unparalleled support to our trainees. In each department, you'll sit with a Principal, who is on hand to train and supervise. A Group Trainee Solicitor Partner will also give you additional support. With ongoing feedback, you'll have ample opportunity to discuss progress with the Trainee Development Team and draw up a training plan. And as you define your interests, you'll also have the flexibility to change your preference as you go. You'll also benefit from seminars and training modules that are specific to your seat and practice area.

Additional Information


  • Penultimate and final year undergraduates
  • Graduates
  • Postgraduates
  • A minimum of 4 weeks legal work experienceStudying Law and Non-Law subjects

How to apply:

  • Complete the short online application form (approx. 30 mins)
  • Take the Capp online assessment (approx. 60-90 mins)
  • Take the Watson Glaser critical reasoning test. *We strongly advise you take a practice test first* 

Candidates must complete the short online form and the Capp Online assessment by the application deadline. You will have a 5-day deadline, from the date of your application, to complete the Watson Glaser online test. Please note, there are no time limits to our assessments.  

Further information about the application process, including a link to an example Watson Glaser test, can be found at If you are successful with your application, you will be invited to attend an assessment day.

  • Date Added: 02 October 2023