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Trainee Solicitor (x2 Positions - September 2025)

Trainee Solicitor (x2 Positions - September 2025)

PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago
Full time
no work experience required
Role CommencementWithin 2 years
SRA QWE competencesWorking in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Applying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Written and Oral Advocacy (SRA competences B5) | Negotiation (SRA competences B6) | Project/case management (SRA competences B7) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2)

Job Description

Eligibility – You must have completed the Legal Practice Course or SQE1 6 months prior to the training contract start date
Dates – 2 intakes commencing 2025

Office - London & Sheffield 
Application window - Closes on the 19th of December 2023

A training contract at Fragomen is the beginning of a successful career in Immigration Law. You will be given stimulating and rewarding work with real responsibility from day one – working with the world’s most respected immigration professionals and with exciting, global clients across a range of industries.

About the training contract:

On your two-year training contract, you will spend time in a selection of seats:

  • UK Inbound – covering compliance, corporate & private immigration
  • Office of General Counsel, EMEA
  • International Secondment to one of our EMEA offices (elective)
  • CADP (Consular and Document Practice)

You will gain insight into the world of immigration and understand where your passion lies for future development. We listen to feedback and take on-board preferences where possible.

What you can expect from Fragomen:

We are proud of our team spirit, and we like to reflect this in the way that we work and in everything we do. A career at Fragomen will provide you with the opportunity to work in an exciting environment for a broad range of clients, where no two days are the same. You will face interesting challenges and you will work with dedicated, friendly, and ambitious people, where providing exceptional client service is at the core of what we do. 

  • We prioritise Responsible Business Practice through Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion, Charity & Pro bono work, Social and Environmental & Sustainability. There are plenty of opportunities for you to make a difference
  • You can expect hybrid working and collaboration across offices
  • You’ll receive regular support from dedicated Partners and Mentors throughout your training contract and beyond
  • Exciting social events and team activities

I am thoroughly enjoying my Training Contact with Fragomen! Being given the responsibility to work across a broad range of immigration matters and manage my own case load has enabled me to develop both my legal knowledge and client facing skills. Not only that, but I have been presented with many exciting opportunities to work on business development projects; allowing me to broaden my professional skill set, raise my profile and form new relationships with industry experts. I feel supported and inspired by my colleagues, and each day I am learning new skills whilst feeling more confident to take on the role of a qualified solicitor” – Amelia Haynes, Trainee Solicitor, London

About you:

You will be commercially minded, driven to succeed and with a passion to develop a career in Immigration Law.

Technical excellence is important to us. We will take an interest in this and your academics, but we are equally keen to learn about you as an individual and what you can bring to the firm.

How to apply:

The application period closes on 19th December 2023.

Please see an overview of our application process below so you can prepare and know what to expect:

  • Please select ‘Apply’ and submit an updated copy of your CV and Covering Letter
  • You will be invited to participate in an online video interview
  • Following this, you will then be invited to complete an online assessment that explores your verbal, numerical and deductive reasoning
  • The final stage will be an in-person assessment centre which will take place in March 2024. This involves half a day at our offices to carry out a conversational interview, a group exercise and a written assessment. If you have attended the Assessment centre, you can expect news within two weeks.

If you are interested in both UK office locations, there will be opportunity to clarify this during early selection.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to the Early Careers team via Please note that we are not accepting applications submitted directly to this inbox.

Fragomen is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all employees and applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, heritage, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

Practice area

  • Immigration law

Required degree level

  • Passed SQE 1
  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent

Years of experience

  • no work experience required