At a glance

  • Trainee positions across each of our offices: eight in Exeter, one in Bristol and one in London
  • Training Contract opportunities in 2019, 2020 and 2021 in London and Exeter and Bristol in 2021
  • Four seats of six months
  • Exeter trainees have the opportunity to undertake seats in Bristol or London and our Bristol trainees spend a seat in Exeter
  • >13 seats to choose from across all departments
  • Secondment opportunities
  • A tailor-made personal development programme aligned to your specific skill set
  • Opportunity to be part of a sector group
  • A Trainee buddy scheme, with access to your own career mentor

Our programme:

Our structured two-year Trainee development programme focuses on building the technical and business skills that are fundamental for you to become a successful solicitor. The number and variety of seats available across our offices gives you the opportunity to gain a real breadth and depth of work during your training contract, meaning that you do not feel pressured to select an area of specialism too early in your career.

You will spend six months in four different practice areas and you will be encouraged to spend time in each of our different departments. That said, we are flexible, and will work with you to tailor your training contract to suit your preferences, alongside the needs of the business.  You will be encouraged to spend time in our Exeter, Bristol and London offices.  In each seat you will be allocated a supervisor who will support, encourage and supervise you during your seat with them.  You will also have access to a 'buddy' who will guide you through your training contract and help you feel at home from day one.  

The level of responsibility given to trainees is high. You will be running your own files, working in a team on bigger transactions and experiencing client contact on the phone and in meetings, making you an integral part of the team, from very early on.

As well as supporting you through your PSC exams, you will also receive training on financial and business awareness, how to make the most of your training contract, communication and people skills, and marketing and networking. Once your training contract is complete, you will continue to have access to bespoke development programmes and opportunities at every stage of your career.

Seats available:

The seats available at each seat rotation will depend on business need, but will include a selection of the following: 

Department

Team

Exeter

London

Bristol

Business

Commercial Litigation

X

X

 

Business

Commercial

X

 

 

Business

Corporate

X

X

 

Business

Employment

X

X

 

Business

Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency

X

 

 

Private Client

Tax, Trusts & Succession

X

 

 

Private Client

Contentious (family and probate teams)

X

 

 

Private Client

Agricultural Property Litigation

 

 

X

Private Client

Private Wealth

 

 

X

Real Estate

Projects

X

 

 

Real Estate

Construction

X

 

 

Real Estate

Transactional Property

X

 

 

Real Estate

Planning

X

 

 

Real Estate

Property Litigation

X

 

 

Real Estate

Education

X