Trainee Solicitor Contracts

We are always looking for new talent to join our firm

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.

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.

We have completed our trainee solicitor recruitment for 2022 but are now accepting applications from high calibre individuals to join our trainee scheme in March 2023 and September 2023.

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 begins with an initial online aptitude test for shortlisted candidates. This is followed by a presentation and psychometric test before a final interview.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter via email to Lisa Rome, HR Manager at careers@herrington-carmichael.com. The closing date for 2023 training contract applications is 31st January 2022.


To apply please click the button below to send a covering letter and CV to Careers at careers@herrington-carmichael.com


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.

- Alex Canham, Partner, Corporate & Commercial

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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 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.


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