You can apply online via one of our two routes:
The Legal Work Placement (LWP) is open to anyone who’s available for a two week work placement in Summer 2022 and is:
- A law or non-law graduate
- An undergraduate who; is in at least their penultimate year of a law degree
- An undergraduate who is in their final year of a non-law degree.
We automatically consider anyone who completes an LWP for a training contract and a large proportion of our training contracts are awarding this way every year.
Our training contract-only route is for those that are looking to apply for a Training Contract starting in 2024 but can’t complete a Legal Work Placement.
Whichever route you choose to apply for, all candidates will follow the same recruitment process.
Stage 1 - Application & Online Assessment
The first stage of the recruitment process involves a short online form where you’ll give your basic personal information and academic record.
We’ll then invite you to complete a strengths-based assessment. This will take about 90 minutes to two hours.
When people are in roles that enable them to use their strengths, they are happier, more engaged at work and achieve higher levels of performance. These benefits extend beyond the role, with research finding that using your strengths regularly also increases your wellbeing, confidence, resilience, and overall life satisfaction.
It’s important to us that everybody has an equal chance to succeed. The strengths approach explores what motivates and energises you, rather than placing too much emphasis on what experience you might have in any certain area.
You must apply online by the 2nd January 2022.
Stage 2 – Video Interview
All candidates undertaking the online assessment will receive a feedback report outlining their key strengths. We'll then invite candidates that meet our benchmark to complete a strengths-based video interview.
Stage 3 – Virtual Assessment Centre
If successful at the video interview stage, we’ll invite you to attend one of our virtual assessment centres. You will be assessed by members of the early careers team, associates and partners, who have all been through unconscious bias training.
Assessment centres will take place across February and March 2022.
The assessment centre comprises the following:
- A group exercise
- A written exercise
- An interview.
We’ll inform all candidates who attend our assessment centres of the outcome of their application. You'll get feedback from our Early Careers team if you aren't successful at this stage.
Stage 4 – Final Assessment
This is the final stage of the recruitment process for offering training contracts. All candidates successful to this stage will complete two exercises:
- Instruction-taking exercise
- Interview with our Early Careers Regional Representatives.
This stage will take place across June and July 2022 ahead of final training contract offers being made at the end of July.
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