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Training Contract - 2025/26

Training Contract - 2025/26

companyEllis Jones Solicitors
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week 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)

Deadline 31 May 2024

As an Ellis Jones Trainee Solicitor you will be joining a firm that takes pride in providing the very best quality in training and development for your future legal career. To view our full list of key dates for legal placements, vacation schemes and training contracts please click here.

Our 2 year Training Contract or period of recognised training will enable you to build on the knowledge that you have gained through your degree and LPC in a supportive and practical environment whilst you are mentored and trained by some of the best legal minds within their field of expertise.

We are proud of our values and culture. If you are interested in applying for a training contract for 2025 and 2026 and think that you would fit into our culture, please give us at least one example of how in a covering letter attaching your CV. 

Please send your CV/Covering letter to Applications for training contracts close 31st May 2024.

Every year we offer several training contracts for those who are looking to qualify following LPC. Equally, if you have decided on the SQE route, we are happy for you to apply for a training contract to gain your qualifying work experience.

Our training contracts typically include experience of four seats in our legal teams of six months each. The training contract is however, flexible to accommodate those who have time to count, wish to experience more or less specialist areas.

Trainees will be working in one of our offices Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs, Ringwood, Wimborne and Swanage. There is an opportunity to move between offices, to include London.

During your training contract, you will be supported by a training contract partner, and be part of our mentoring group. You will have access to a partner and mentor to support your development within the law and the firm, and introduce you to new contacts.

In each training seat, you will be supported by a partner in the team, and will get lots of on the job training. You will also have access to external training, for example MBL.

You will have access to core skills training through the mentor programme and our regular lunch and learn sessions.

You will receive regular informal feedback through each seat, and a formal end of seat review. You will be asked to carry out regular motivational maps, and we will support you in ways to enhance your motivation using MOJO.

We welcome applications from law and non law graduates.  If you would like to get an insight into the Ellis Jones Training Contract, click here to read an article from one of our newly qualified solicitors.

27th November 2023

Applications open for 2025/2026 Training Contracts

31st May 2024

Applications close for 2025/2026 Training Contracts

June/July 2024

Interviews for 2025/2026 Training Contracts

August 2024

Successful 2025/2026 Training Contract applicants notified.

Required degree level

  • Law degree/GDL/CILEX level 6 or equivalent
  • Non-law degree
  • Passed SQE 1
  • Passed SQE 2

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999