Training Contracts

We understand the importance of finding the right cultural fit between you, as a trainee and the firm you join.  This section of the site contains more details about our approach to training contracts, as well as providing some first-hand accounts from trainees of what it is like to train with us.

We are proud to be lawcareers.net award winners for the “Medium Regional Law Firm – Best Recruiter” based on positive feedback provided by our trainees.  Our winners profile can be viewed on the lawcareers.net website and can be viewed here: http://www.lawcareers.net/BestInLaw/WinnerProfiles/2016/Taylor-Walton-LLP

Support

We also appreciate that the route to qualification can be costly, so to help ease the financial pressure on you, we offer part-sponsorship towards the cost of the LPC.

We only accept a small number of trainees each year. This allows us to ensure in-depth and personalised coaching and training.  Quite often our trainees work in the same room as a Partner or experienced solicitor which has proved to enhance a trainee’s learning and development experience.

We run a ‘buddy’ programme for all trainees; in the lead up to you joining the firm, there is direct contact with either one of our second year trainees or a newly qualified solicitor.  Your ‘buddy’ is a great source of information and support both before and during your training contract.

What to expect as a trainee

Once you join the firm, we are committed to providing stimulating work and rewarding experiences.  You will be given early responsibility, working on live matters, undertaking meaningful tasks and will be a valued member of the Taylor Walton team from the off.  With our three office locations, you will not only have the chance to experience up to four different practice areas, you may also work in different offices. This is a great way of getting to know everyone in the firm and to really experience all that Taylor Walton, as a busy and successful law firm, has to offer your career.

We are committed to help trainees develop skills beyond giving legal advice so that you develop as a rounded practitioner.  Trainees with a natural aptitude for marketing will be given opportunities to get involved in firm marketing initiatives.  Our trainees and newly qualified solicitors are the driving members of our Charity Champions fundraising events.

Your career beyond our training contract

Our retention rate of trainees into newly qualified positions with firm is exceptionally high. We see the training contract as the start of your longer term career with us.

In recruiting our trainees, we look beyond the training contract itself and see each individual as a potential part of the future success of the firm.

Apply for a training contract

We set high standards for our lawyers and set equally high expectations when recruiting.  We invite applications from candidates who have a strong academic track record (minimum 2.1 degree, non-law degrees welcomed), those with a real enthusiasm for our practice areas, those who demonstrate commercial awareness and have an aptitude for marketing and new business.

Our next intake of trainees is for training contracts commencing September 2019.  Our closing date for applications is 31 July 2017. You must be available for interview in August 2017.  Applications are welcome from 1 November 2016.

Find out what our trainees have to say about their time with Taylor Walton by selecting from the images on this page.

 

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Summer Placement Experiences

 
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    Will Bates

     
     

    Will Bates

    Trainee

    I was attracted to apply to Taylor Walton; I knew the firm had a very good reputation. The size and range of work that the firm specialises in really appealed to me and I saw the summer placement as a great way to find out more about the firm, as well as a career as a solicitor. During the course of the summer placement, I was supervised by Partners in two different departments and they...

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    Hannah Borner

     
     

    Hannah Borner

    Solicitor

    Before becoming a trainee at Taylor Walton, I was selected to attend the summer placement. During the two week placement, I was given real client work and observed numerous meetings with both clients and counsel.  I was also lucky enough to attend a mediation which was extremely interesting. Having the experience of shadowing solicitors in Employment and Commercial Litigation helped me...

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