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Training Contract - 2024

Training Contract - 2024

locationLeicester, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
2 year training contract - LPC route
Full time
Role CommencementWithin 12 months
SRA QWE competencesApplying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Applying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Working in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Written and Oral Advocacy (SRA competences B5) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Negotiation (SRA competences B6) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Project/case management (SRA competences B7) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1)

Closing date 31 March 2024

Our trainees receive the highest quality training. BHW is a Legal 500 and Chambers Leading Firm and all its Partners and training principals are Legal 500 Recommended Lawyers. The nature of our client base and our specialist expertise means that our trainees are exposed to much larger and more important transactions than is usual for a firm of our size.

Trainees complete four six-month seats, covering both contentious and non-contentious work. At each seat, trainees shadow a Partner or Associate and play an important role in departmental work. Trainees are also expected to perform administrative and support tasks (both departmentally and generally within the Firm) and are expected to contribute to marketing, networking, and social media activities. Comprehensive training plans and records are maintained for each trainee and progress reviews are completed regularly.

Candidates must have strong academics, usually having at least a 2:1 degree from a reputable university. Enthusiasm, ambition, and a strong desire to learn are prerequisites. Successful candidates will also need to have excellent attention to detail and be down-to-earth, pragmatic, patient, and very hard working.

Because we only give training contracts to those who we consider have the potential to be our future Partners, successful candidates usually live within a sensible commuting distance of our offices.

Applying for a Training Contract with BHW

We usually fill four-six trainee vacancies each year, with successful candidates starting each Summer. The interview process is two stage and involves a question and answer first interview. Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend a second interview where they are given a mock legal scenario to consider before being asked to present their answers.

Successful recruits are required to complete a minimum 6-month probationary period before their training contract commences.

We’re currently accepting applications for training contracts beginning 2024.

To apply for a training contract with BHW, please submit a one page covering letter describing why you you wish to be a trainee solicitor with BHW and your CV (no more than 2 pages). Please ensure you include your LPC and/or Degree grades achieved.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2024. We welcome and encourage early submissions due to the volume of applications we receive. Applicants will be notified if they have been successfully selected for interview by 30th April 2024.

Required degree level

  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999