We are looking for the next generation of talented individuals to take our firm into the future. And there have never been so many routes into starting a fulfilling and exciting career in law.
You no longer need to go to university, study a certain topic, or have stepped inside a law firm before beginning a successful legal career. Whether you are still at school or college, seeking an apprenticeship, studying at university, or have graduated, there is an opportunity for you at Michelmores.
We want to hear from people from all different backgrounds and with all sorts of skillsets. Your individualism is your strength.
Our early careers programmes are designed to welcome ambitious people into the world of law from a range of starting points and make law more accessible:
Whether you’re with us for a few weeks or are joining on a permanent basis, you’ll be given the support and encouragement needed to make the most of your time with us. We will give you the chance to try a wide variety of work, allowing you to gain broad experience and start to identify where your skills and interests lie.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with firm-wide initiatives and activities too, including those focusing on our core ESG principles, social and client events, and much more.
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Become a qualified solicitor through our alternative qualification route where you'll study for the solicitors qualifying examination (SQE) whilst working and gaining practical skills.FIND OUT MORE
For those looking to achieve a law degree and post degree qualification whilst working rather than at university.FIND OUT MORE
Our non-legal apprenticeships provide an insight into our vital business teams, from Accounting and Marketing to HR.FIND OUT MORE
Our fully supervised 9-12 month paralegal placements offer learning and development, networking and ESG-related experience.FIND OUT MORE
Creating a culture of respect for wellbeing is central to our ethos. As a Firm, we are committed to an environment that promotes positive wellbeing, and in which everyone feels able to talk openly about their mental and physical health and be supported. We work hard to create a working environment in which everyone feels psychologically safe, fully supported, and able to openly talk about personal situations that may be affecting them
We partner with highly regarded organisations to provide the right benefits, policies, training courses and workshops to help us to create opportunities for our People to prioritise wellbeing.
We want to bring our shared values of mutual support and inclusion into every aspect of work at Michelmores. We understand how much of an impact our relationships at work can have on us so providing opportunities for our People to establish healthy and collaborative connections is part of our commitment to helping everyone at the Firm to feel valued.
We provide expertise and resources to support financial wellbeing and independence; we want our People to have the financial freedom to make choices that allow them to enjoy their lives without needing to worry about day-to-day expenses. Our financial wellbeing benefits range from discount vouchers to help your money go that little bit further or allowing you to claim money back for healthcare treatments through Medicash, to providing insurances to support you and your family through difficult times and a pension scheme to enable you to plan for your retirement.
Our flexible working and family support policies have been written to provide additional assistance for our colleagues when they need it most. We provide enhanced parental leave, family leave support and a family buddy scheme to support the return to work after the birth or adoption of a child; we also have policies that cover fertility, pregnancy loss, domestic violence and premature births.
We believe our people work at their best when given choice about where and how they work. Our approach is based on the assumption that here there is no “one size fits all”. We remain committed to agile working and are constantly looking to improve how we work together.HOW WE WORK
At Michelmores we are committed to supporting colleagues to reach their full potential and to thrive. We believe in treating people as individuals, tailoring their development needs so one size fits one and encouraging our people to develop in areas that excite them or make them different. That is how we nurture the brightest and best lawyers.
Our Trainee Development Programme is designed to develop you into a trusted adviser who understands commercial challenges and opportunities, rather than one who just knows the law.
Our Trainees are given high value and meaningful learning opportunities from the very start of their Training Contract with the Firm. Our tailored development programme has been specifically designed to build the key skills our Trainees will need to flourish and to be part of a truly collaborative team. Alongside this, all Trainees embark on a Professional Skills Course (PSC) to help them to master the legal knowledge they will need for the rest of their career. Throughout the two-years, our Trainees benefit from workshops targeted at Business Development, Personal Impact and networking, and are fully supported to make the very most of the knowledge they have gained as they progress through their seat rotations. You will also be enrolled on to the Leading Minds Trainee Resilience Programme which equips our Trainees to deal with key health and performance challenges as well as self-management, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
Alongside more formal learning, we offer opportunities to come together with colleagues from across the business for workshops as well as sector-specific knowledge sessions. These opportunities enable us all to build strong connections, share experiences, and collaborate through learning.
“A friendly team who have provided a great learning experience with opportunities to get involved in high quality work”
Henny Bullock, Graduate Solicitor Apprentice