Training Contracts 2019 and 2020

  • Herrington & Carmichael LLP
  • Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • Oct 13, 2017
Full time Commercial Litigation Commercial Property / Real Estate Company Commercial Employment Law Family Law Private Client Training Contract

Job Description

Trainee solicitor contracts

We are looking to recruit high calibre and varied candidates for our exciting trainee scheme. Our trainees are fully integrated into the firm from day one.  We believe in giving trainees responsibility which includes early client involvement and playing an active part in the progression of matters. They receive excellent training supervised by expert solicitors and partners. Our trainees quickly build up their confidence and experience so that by the end of their training they are capable of acting on their own matters.

We are currently seeking to recruit one trainee for March 2019, two trainees for September 2019 and two trainees March 2020 and we are offering two separate training schemes:

  • Commercial client – trainees spend time in three or four of the following departments:- Commercial property, Company commercial, Commercial litigation, Employment, Commercial residential property
  • Private client – trainees spend time in four of the following departments:- Residential property, Private client, Litigation, Family, Employment


We try to accommodate trainees with their preferences because we recognise that for some it can be difficult to know before commencing a training contract what areas of law will be most rewarding in practice.

Whenever possible the firm seeks to retain trainees at the end of their contract.  For this reason preference is given to locally based candidates or ones with a connection with the local areas we cover.  We prefer a 2.1 degree but will consider other candidates who have proven skills with extenuating circumstances as to their degree result.

Most importantly we look for individuals who fit in with our values. First class customer service is the key to our success.  Candidates will need to be sociable, articulate, ambitious and able to work under pressure.

Our trainee recruitment policy begins with an initial online aptitude test for shortlisted candidates.  This is followed by a presentation and psychometric test before a final interview.

Applications for the positions will open 1st September 2017 and close on 30th January 2018.