We regard our trainees as the firm’s future and we therefore seek to ensure that we recruit trainees who genuinely have a keen interest in our business, our practice areas and our clients and who want to make a significant contribution to the firm’s success.
Structure of the Training Contract
We recruit two trainees every year, in April and October. Training seats are currently offered in four of the following disciplines:
- Aviation Travel & Tourism
- Dispute Resolution
- Private Client
- Real Estate
We appreciate that during your training contract you will face many new challenges. We provide all trainees with an extensive support network to ensure you get the best from each of your seats. All of our trainees are allocated an individual training principal, usually a partner, for each seat. Performance reviews are held at the mid-point and end of each six month seat, although discussions on work are held on a regular, even daily basis with your principal who is there to encourage your progress.
The Ideal Applicant
We look for the following from our trainees:
- A strong academic record
- A well rounded profile
- Wide extra curricular interests
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Commercial acumen
- Excellent written communication skills
- Ability to prioritise
- Problem solving and analytical skills
The Selection Process
If you consider you have the necessary pre-requisites to forge a successful career with us, complete our application form and mail with your cv and a supporting handwritten letter of application as detailed on the form.
If your initial application is successful we will invite you for an initial interview at which point you will meet two members of our Trainee Committee. If successful at that stage, you will be invited back for a second interview when you will be interviewed by a further two members of the Trainee Committee. If successful, we will then invite you to undertake a two week summer placement with the firm.
Offers for training contracts will be made in the following weeks.
Our aim is to retain as many of our trainees as possible upon qualification which is why we invest so heavily in training and support.
The Application Process
To apply for a training contract, complete our application form and send with a copy of your CV and a handwritten covering letter to Isabel Shirt(email@example.com)
The closing date for applications for 2013 / 2014 is 30 June 2013.