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Training Contract - 2025 - Brachers

Training Contract - 2025 - Brachers

PublishedPublished: Published 4 weeks ago
Full time
Role CommencementWithin 2 years
SRA QWE competencesApplying critical thinking and analysis (SRA competences A5) | Applying legal principles (SRA competences A4) | Clear Oral and Written Communication (SRA competences C1) | Client centred advisory work (SRA competences B3) | Client relationships (SRA competences C2) | Learning from practice and other people (SRA competences A2) | Legal Drafting (SRA competences B4) | Legal Research (SRA competences B2) | Negotiation (SRA competences B6) | Opportunity to gain feedback from effective supervision (SRA competences A3) | Project/case management (SRA competences B7) | Technical legal practice (SRA competences B1) | Understanding the business and compliance environment of the organisation (SRA competences D2) | Written and Oral Advocacy (SRA competences B5) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Working in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3)

Application deadline: Midnight, 30 June 2024

We are now accepting applications for trainees commencing September 2025. 

We welcome applications from all candidates wishing to qualify as a Solicitor in England and Wales, regardless of whether you are following the traditional training contract or the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) route.

Our Graduate Trainee programme

We want our graduate trainees to develop into our partners of the future and we are very proud that the majority of our trainees stay with the firm upon qualification. To ensure our trainees are given the best opportunities to develop the skills they need to become a successful lawyer, we have created the Graduate Trainee Programme, in partnership with our training provider.

Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your drive, enthusiasm and ambition as well as learning the business knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills, and mindset you need to establish a stimulating and rewarding legal career. For those trainees following the newly introduced SQE programme, you’ll receive specific support that gives you optimum preparation to pass the new SQE assessments.

What you can expect from your training

Our training programme is designed to be interesting, challenging and rewarding. You’ll work with great lawyers on exciting projects, with the opportunity to experience a broad range of legal disciplines to help you make an informed decision about which area to specialise in.

What if I have completed the LPC?

You will join our Trainee Solicitor Programme which offers four six-month seats, 24 months in total. This may be reduced if you have previous eligible work experience.

What if I have a degree?

We require you to have a law degree or, for those who have a non-law degree, you must also have completed a conversion course, such as the GDL or PGDL. You will join as a graduate apprentice and the period of training will cover 4 seats over 30 months.

At the beginning of your training, you’ll be able to let us know in which areas you would like to gain experience. This will form part of your regular supervision sessions, as we understand your priorities may change as your interests develop. 

We currently offer seats in dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, employment, family, wills trust and probate, commercial property and personal injury.

You will be supervised by a senior associate or a partner who is committed to supporting your personal and professional development. They will provide you with regular feedback throughout your seat and extensive on-the-job support. We also have a training principle who will be able to provide advice and guidance on how to get the best out of your training programme and a dedicated member of our HR team who will meet with you regularly.

All trainees are encouraged to make the most of the opportunities we have for pro-bono work, such as working with Citizens Advice and getting involved with the charities that we support.

How to apply

Our recruitment process consists of a first and second stage interview. During your interviews, we’ll tell you more about our culture at Brachers and what it’s like to work here. We’ll also want to find out a bit more about you, your ambition and why you’d like to join our firm.

To be considered for our Graduate Trainee Programme, please complete our application form via Apply.

The deadline for applications is midnight on the 30 June 2024. Applications after this time will not be considered.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace and providing the support and resources required for you to perform at your best. Please inform us if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made (in accordance with the Equality Act 2010) at any stage of the recruitment process.

Required degree level

  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent
  • Non-law degree

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999