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Training Contract - 2026 - Ward Gethin Archer

Training Contract - 2026 - Ward Gethin Archer

companyWard Gethin Archer
locationKing's Lynn PE30, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Full time
£1-£29,999
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) | 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) | Self-management (SRA competences D1) | Working in professionally regulated environment (SRA competences A1) | Professional workplace relationships (SRA competences C3)

Application deadline: 31 July 2024

We pride ourselves on offering Trainee Solicitors the opportunity to learn within a supportive environment. Our intention is to ensure our Trainees qualify with all the knowledge and experience they need for a successful career in law and more importantly with a desire to stay and continue to grow within our firm. Many of our current Directors started as Trainees at the firm and to date we have always offered a contract of employment to those that complete their Training Contract with us.

INTERVIEWS: AUGUST 2024

START DATE: SEP 2026

Our firm

Our firm's roots go back to the early 1800s. Today, we are proud to have over 150 staff working in multiple offices across the East of England- from King's Lynn to Ely, Chatteris, and beyond.

We understand that people are the key ingredient to having a firm that spans multiple centuries, so we aim to offer as much flexibility as possible.

Benefits

At Ward Gethin Archer we believe that we offer more than just a competitive salary and benefits package. We believe there are other factors that make us different.

Work-life balance

At WGA we recognise that we work in a world where switching off can be hard, with technology giving us access to information wherever we are.

We believe that the right environment creates an opportunity for staff to deliver their potential.

We have a flexible leave policy, with no specific limits on the amount of holiday that can be taken in any particular year.

We also recognise that life-related issues can happen during working time, and have worked hard to adapt working patterns to suit our staff, whilst ensuring that client service remains at the forefront of our minds.

Over 25% of staff work less than full-time hours. Many staff work flexibly between offices and home, adjusting as necessary to suit client needs, as well as personal circumstances.

As part of our wellbeing programme we offer employees access to an Employee Assistance Programme, a confidential employee benefit designed to help you deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing.

Development

At WGA we strive to ensure that our staff are given the opportunity to grow and develop.

50% of our current directors trained and qualified at WGA. Many of our qualified staff started at WGA as legal secretaries, going on to study legal qualifications.

We train people flexibly, using the training route that works for them.

Culture

If you are looking for an environment where people come first then we may be the law firm for you.

We are commercially minded and focused on delivering fantastic client service, and we are not afraid to be judged by our clients – see our Review Solicitors reviews for evidence of our dedication to great client service.

We are deeply embedded in the communities that we operate in, providing not just legal services but taking a bigger role in being part of the community.

We sponsor and participate in a number of local events, including Christmas Toy and Easter Egg Appeals, local school events, career fairs, and charitable giving to local causes.

In addition you will benefit from:

  • Competitive rates of pay
    Our rates are very competitive compared to other local law firms
  • Ongoing training
    You’ll be supported to ensure that you are providing the best client service at all times
  • Matched pension
    We'll match your pension contributions, up to 3% of salary
  • Death in service
    If you die while employed a tax-free sum of money is paid to your family or chosen beneficiary
  • Christmas closing
    The firm closes from Christmas Eve through to the first working day in January
  • Flexible Holiday
    A flexible holiday policy with no specific limits on the amount of holiday that can be taken in any particular year

Required degree level

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

Salary range

  • £1-£29,999