Life as a Trainee
At Herrington Carmichael we provide an environment in which our trainees can learn and develop their skills. We try to accommodate trainees with their preferences as we recognise that for some, it can be difficult to know before commencing a training contract what areas of law will be most rewarding in practice.
Trainees will be given the supervision of Partners or other lawyers to guide them along the way.
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Trainee Solicitor Contracts
Our trainee solicitor contracts provide an excellent environment in which to learn and develop the skills needed to qualify as a solicitor. Trainees are fully integrated into our firm from day one. We believe in giving trainees responsibility which includes early client involvement and playing an active part in the progression of matters. Trainees receive excellent training and are supervised by expert solicitors and partners. Our trainees quickly build up their confidence and experience so that by the end of their training contract they are capable of acting on their own matters.
Due to our exceptional growth we have a limited number of Training Contract vacancies for March and September 2023 and are also now accepting applications from high calibre individuals to join our trainee scheme in March 2024 and September 2024.
Our trainees will be based in our Camberley office and will spend time in three or four of the following departments:- Commercial Property, Company Commercial, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Residential Property, Private Wealth and Family. We recognise that for some it can be difficult to know before commencing a training contract what areas of law will be most rewarding in practice so our trainee scheme provides the opportunity to gain experience in multiple disciplines. We tailor your training contract and decide your training seats based on business needs, trainee preference and potential availability of roles within the Firm on qualification.
Whenever possible the firm seeks to retain trainees at the end of their contract. For this reason preference is given to locally based candidates or ones with a connection with the local areas we cover. We prefer a 2.1 degree but will consider other candidates who have proven skills with extenuating circumstances as to their degree result.
Most importantly we look for individuals who fit in with our values. First class client service is the key to our success. Candidates will need to be outgoing, articulate, ambitious and able to work under pressure.
In return we offer competitive salaries, generous bonus schemes, pension contributions and holiday entitlements and the opportunity for individuals to join an expanding and successful firm and develop their career within a flexible, supportive and encouraging environment.
Our trainee recruitment process involves 3 main stages. We complete an initial screening of all candidates and those shortlisted will be invited to complete the 1st stage which involves an online aptitude test and a psychometric test. After each stage is completed we shortlist those who will progress to the next stage. The 2nd stage is an assessment centre and the 3rd stage is a final interview.
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for 2023 training contract applications is 16 October 2022 and for 2024 training contract applications is 31st January 2023. Please clearly indicate which dates you would like to be considered for.
The Herrington Carmichael trainee programme injects enthusiasm and freshness in to our business. We value having a well-run trainee programme, as it is the perfect way to develop a workforce of home grown talent that fully understand our business, values, aims and objectives.
Life as a trainee...
See how a few of our trainees are getting along.
Award winning legal advice
We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2022 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2021.