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Training Contract - 2026 - Burnetts

Training Contract - 2026 - Burnetts

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 of 30th June 2024

SQE route

The new route for becoming a solicitor involves sitting two sets of exams, SQE1 and SQE2 and undertaking a two year period of Qualifying Work Experience (QWE).

When joining us via this route, we would expect you to already have SQE1 by the time of your start date, and any previous QWE registered and approved.  We will fund the SQE2 exam as a part of your offer.

This programme is usually recruited for two years in advance of commencement and our next application window is for 2026.

LPC route

We provide the two year Solicitor Training Contract route for those graduates who have their Legal Practice Certificate (LPC).  This route is only available to candidates who have already completed or are in the process of completing their LPC.  

You will usually have four six month seats and we always try to match these seats with your personal career interests, either commercial or private client, or both for those who’ve not yet decided.

During the two year period you will undertake the Professional Skills Course (PSC) at Northumbria University which will be funded as a part of your offer.

This programme is usually recruited for two years in advance of commencement and our next application window is for 2026.

How to apply

For more information on either route, please contact Kate Sowerby, or to apply, please send us your CV and covering letter to

Why join Burnetts?

Well, at Burnetts we offer interesting work and great personal development, but we also respect that every team member has a life beyond our office. When we recruit you, we take the whole you and not just the person you are from 9am until 5pm.

Our hope is that when you join our team, you will be with us for the long term, so we do everything we can to provide you with an inspiring, challenging, enjoyable career, balanced with the time you need for a great quality of life at home.

Required degree level

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

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999