Careers: Trainee Solicitor Information

We are currently accepting applications for our 2019 Training Contract Programme.

At McGuireWoods London LLP, we consider recruiting one trainee solicitor each year. We are keen to ensure that you receive positive and practical training, are given a good level of responsibility early on, work in varied areas of practice and will be a valued member of the team from the start. During your period of recognised training, you will be given the opportunity to work in at least three areas of law, and you will be assessed after each seat of your training to make sure that you are receiving feedback on your performance and assisting you with any queries you may have. Trainees are normally required to undertake a full two-year period of recognised training regardless of prior experience.

We look to recruit trainee solicitors with a strong academic background. You must have three good A-Levels, and we expect at least two at grade A and one at grade B. If you have graduated, then you should have at least an upper second-class degree (although not necessarily in law), or if you are in your final year at university, you should have obtained the equivalent of an upper second in any second-year exams. If your academic qualifications are from outside the UK, we require equivalent standards. All candidates must have excellent command of written and spoken English. In addition to having the above credentials, students fluent in other languages and an interest in our international business areas are also welcome, although these attributes are not requirements.

We are looking for people who have high professional standards, are self-starters who can work effectively within a team, are able to communicate at all levels, have enthusiasm and commitment to our practice, an ordered and structured approach to work, strong analytical intelligence and meticulous attention to detail.

We do not offer financial assistance covering fees or offer any sponsorships.

Current Vacancies

Applications for 2019 should be submitted by 31 October 2017.

How to Apply

Please click here to set up your profile and attach your CV. You will receive a separate email asking you to complete an online application. Please ensure you click the link to complete the online application. You will only be considered for this position following completion of the online application.

As you will be contacted through your email address, please ensure that this account is accessible to you until the end of the recruitment process.

The application must be received by the closing date. Selection and interviews will take place in February and March, 2018.

The firm does not run a vacation placement scheme.