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Training Contract - 2026/7 - MTG

Training Contract - 2026/7 - MTG

companyMTG
locationLondon, UK
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
Full time
£40,000-£49,999
Role CommencementWithin 2 years

Deadline 31 May 2024

The application process for Training Contracts for 2026/27 is now open and closes on 31 May 2024. 

We will be conducting interviews in June 2024 with a view to holding an Assessment Centre for successful candidates in late June/early July 2024.

With the introduction of the Solicitor’s Qualifying Exam (SQE) in September 2021, there are now a number of routes to qualification. MTG’s implementation of the SQE can accommodate candidates who have already passed the LPC and those who pursue the SQE.  Going forward, we will only sponsor candidates who qualify under the SQE.

We will continue to operate a rotational “seat” system whereby you will spend six months with different fee earners to enable you to experience the different areas of practice within the firm (private client (including charities and immigration), real estate and dispute resolution). You will work closely with a senior lawyer, so that you will be involved in your supervisor’s work and learn how matters are handled on a day to day basis.

All candidates will follow this rotational seat system for a full 24 months, even if they are eligible to apply for admission as solicitors during this period by virtue of previously accumulated qualifying work experience (QWE) and having passed both of the SQE1 & SQE2 assessments.

CHOICE OF LAW SCHOOL

If you have studied a non-law degree, and you have not already commenced a GDL or LPC, or an SQE preparation course, we will require you to complete the PGDL at BPP (at their London branch or any of their UK regional centres). Thereafter you will attend BPP’s SQE1 preparation course and if successful, BPP’s preparation course for the SQE2 including their intensive classroom revision course.

Law graduates (and non-law graduates who have already commenced/completed the GDL) are required to study BPP’s SQE1 preparation course and if successful, BPP’s preparation course for the SQE2 including their intensive classroom revision course.

LPC route: You must obtain or have obtained a pass (or better) for both the GDL (if required) and LPC, both of which you will have completed prior to the September/March in the year in which your training contract/QWE will start. 

SQE route: Those following the SQE route must pass both stages of BPP’s award-bearing SQE preparation courses.

We will meet the cost of all law school fees (including the cost of taking the SQE assessments) for those who accept a training contract/QWE with us for any law school year they have not already completed before accepting the offer. In addition, we will provide you with a maintenance grant of £7,500 per year for a maximum of two law school years.  We do not sponsor students retrospectively.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The current starting salary for Trainees is: £44,500

Other benefits include:

  • Private health insurance
  • Contributory pension scheme (4% of salary)
  • PHI and Life assurance
  • 25 days holiday (incremental)
  • Season ticket loan

Required degree level

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

Salary range

  • £40,000-£49,999