We would like to hear from graduates or undergraduates of any discipline who possess the motivation, commitment and dedication to the firm's strategy and focus. You should be able to demonstrate commercial acumen, a good understanding of client relationships and service and excellent communication skills. Candidates should be capable of achieving, or have achieved, at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

    What else do we look for?

    • Work Experience – some commercial exposure may assist your application. It need not be legal though this may be helpful.
    • Teamwork – effective teamwork not only provides the opportunity to develop and acquire new skills but will lead to more ideas and better results for our clients. You must have an adaptable approach to the working environment.
    • Interpersonal skills – an outstanding lawyer will not only have the technical and commercial skills but will be able to listen, be assertive without being aggressive, provide solutions and make decisions. You are likely to be more successful if you have good social skills.
    • Extra curricular activities – activities outside of work can tell us a lot about you as an individual. A healthy work life balance is also more likely to ensure you have greater job satisfaction which in turn leads to greater productivity and success

    The Training Contract
    Our training contract will provide you with a broad exposure to different practice areas and offices. We believe in a "hands-on" approach, so you can expect responsibility early on and good client contact. All of this within a supportive, friendly culture, working together as a team. 

    Pay and Benefits
    The salaries of our trainees are reviewed annually. In their first year, trainees are currently paid £35,000. You will have access to additional benefits (which in some cases you can extend to your partner and/or children), which currently includes private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers, discount dental programme and access to a season ticket loan.

    Law School
    We may consider offering financial assistance whether you are studying for your GDL or LPC, though this is not guaranteed. We do not offer retrospective funding to students who have already commenced or completed the GDL or LPC before accepting an offer from us.

    Contact Us
    To find out more about Locke Lord LLP and our Trainee Programme, contact our Recruiting Department.

    Locke Lord is an equal opportunity employer and we are high on diversity and inclusion matters at the Firm. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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