How we structure your training

Our two-year graduate programme comprises four six-month seats, each in a different department. You will usually have the opportunity to gain experience in at least two of our offices. At present, we recruit trainees for East Midlands (Leicester, Northampton and Milton Keynes offices) and East Anglia (Norwich and Cambridge offices) separately. This is primarily based on geography and commuting. If East Midlands trainees request a seat in Cambridge, for example, we always try to be flexible.

In some instances, we offer secondments with our clients, where you would work in-house gaining valuable commercial experience.

During the training you will also complete a professional skills course. The core modules and electives are provided by external trainers and take place in either Leicester or Norwich (off site).

Learning how to build a business

We firmly believe in developing your marketing skills early on as part of the training programme. Trainees will attend client events hosted by the firm, such as seminars and seasonal parties, as well as external marketing events and events hosted by our clients. 

Senior lawyer guidance

A training principal will oversee your training, but you will report directly to a partner or senior fee earner. After three months and again at the end of your seat you will be formally appraised by the partner training you. You will also be appraised by the training principal who will discuss your ambitions and aspirations for the future.

We are now taking applications for our graduate programme
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Training Contracts and Vacation Schemes

Apply for a Training Contract or Vacation Scheme here. Our Training Contracts consist of four 6 month placements, sitting with a Partner or Associate across a number of practice areas and locations. Our week-long Vacation Scheme offers the chance to gain valuable work experience in a law firm.

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