Law Training Contract
law training contract

Law Training Contract

Bond Dickinson LLP
Competitive salary
Aberdeen · Bristoland 5 others
Time left to apply
1 day to apply on Prospects

Job description

We recruit up to 30 trainees each year and are currently recruiting for September 2019.

We look at our trainee recruitment as a long-term investment. Trainees at Bond Dickinson will have an opportunity to spend six months in four Business Groups, gaining a real breadth of experience along the way.

This is your training contract and it's up to you to make the most of it, but along the way we offer fantastic opportunities to develop your legal career in a firm that is really going places. Your personal preferences are taken into serious consideration during the seat rotation process.

Our supervisors are trained and fully supported on an ongoing basis. You will have access to high quality work and senior client contacts. We regularly second trainees to our most high profile clients. We keep our trainee intake relatively small, which means that more often than not, you will be the only trainee in a team, giving you a large amount of access to the experience and advice from people who are happy to teach.
We are looking for people across our seven offices. There is no typical Bond Dickinson trainee - our trainees come from varied backgrounds and bring a range of different experience, and that is very important to us.

What all of our people do share is an enthusiasm for law and a passion for our business. Beyond that we look for our trainees to have a strong academic background, although this is not the only criteria we use when shortlisting applications. It is as important to us that candidates can demonstrate commercial awareness and a natural ability when dealing with people.

First year: differs per location Bristol - £28,000; Newcastle / Leeds £25,000
Second year: Bristol £30,000; Newcastle / Leeds £27,000
Post qualification: competitive

At Bond Dickinson we look for intellectually able, motivated and enthusiastic graduates from any discipline. Successful applicants will understand the need to provide practical, commercial advice to clients. You will share the firm’s commitment to self-development and teamwork and its desire to provide clients with services that match their highest expectations.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • We accept applications from law and non-law backgrounds.
  • 2:1 degree


Competitive salary

Flexible benefits including travel loan schemes and discounted car parking schemes.


Aberdeen · Bristol · Leeds · London · Newcastle upon Tyne · Plymouth · Southampton

Contract and working hours

Fixed term

How to apply

Number of vacancies: upto 30

The first stage of the recruitment process is an online application form assessing the core competences we look for: analytical thinking skills, communication and influencing skills, an ability to build strong and lasting relationships, commercial awareness, an ability to adapt and innovate and drive and motivation.

If you successfully pass this stage you will be invited to complete an online video interview.

The next step will be to attend an assessment day in the location of your choice (Newcastle or Bristol). This consists of a number of exercises designed to assess the core competencies. You will also meet with trainees, partners and other people from around the business.

Closing date: 28/02/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 28/02/2017

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