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Training Contract - 2026 - Forsters LLP

Training Contract - 2026 - Forsters LLP

companyForsters LLP
locationLondon, UK
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)

Deadline midnight on 3 June 2024

Every year Forsters takes on ten trainees. The training contract at Forsters is divided into six four-month seats, not the traditional four.

The aim of the six-seat system is to allow you to sample more of the firm's practice areas before making your decision about the area in which you want to qualify into. It also means that towards the end of your training contract, you may be able to revisit a department of specific interest to you.

We want you to feel part of our team from the outset and you will be actively encouraged to become a valuable member of each department, drafting documents, doing research and attending client meetings. The training is very 'hands on' and we aim to give you increasing responsibility as each seat progresses.

What we look for

We welcome applications from both law and non-law students. Amongst other things, we look for candidates with a strong academic background (a minimum of 320 UCAS points (old system) or 128 UCAS points (new system)). When reviewing your application we also consider work experience (both legal and non-legal), sporting and other extra-curricular achievements and any positions of responsibility held. We also like to find out a little bit about you and your personality and what has inspired you to choose a career in law.

We do not use any automatic filtering systems and all applications are individually viewed by a member of the graduate recruitment panel.

The Application Process

Once the deadline has passed, all applications will be reviewed by the graduate recruitment panel. Candidates will then be shortlisted and invited to attend an assessment day and if you are successful at this stage, you will be invited back for a second round interview. 

Please note that both the assessment days and second round interviews will take place in July and August and candidates will be advised as to what to expect prior to attending them.

Required degree level

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