RPC - Training contract

  • Commencing: September 2018
  • Location: Bristol
  • Closing date: Tuesday 3 April 2018

Introduction

RPC is pleased to announce two new training contract opportunities in our Bristol office in 2018. We welcome applications from both a law and non-law background. But you'll need to get in quick and be ready to start in September 2018, with the LPC already under your belt.

RPC offers first rate training in a supportive working environment. You will work closely with a partner and will be given real responsibility as soon as you are ready to handle it.  At least six months will be spent in four areas of our growing Insurance practice.  We encourage our trainees to express preferences for the areas in which they would like to train. In addition to the Professional Skills Course we provide a complementary programme of in-house training. When you qualify we hope you will stay with us and we always do our best to place you in the area of law that suits you most.

The deadline for applications is 3 April 2018. Successful candidates will be invited to attend the RPC assessment day held during April.

What do we look for in our trainees?

Although proven academic ability is important (we require a 2.1 degree or above, not necessarily in law) we value energy, enthusiasm, business sense, commitment and the ability to relate well to others just as highly. In order to apply for our 2018 Bristol training contract, you will need to have completed the LPC by September 2018 and achieved a commendation or above.

Recruitment process

The application

Applications need to be submitted via our online portal. Please ensure that you select the 2018 Bristol training contract vacancy. You must have a demonstrable commitment and motivation both to a career in law and to a career at RPC.

Deadline for applications is 3 April 2018.

Shortlisting

RPC will read all applications and confirm an initial shortlist of candidates who will then be invited to proceed to the next recruitment stage.

Verbal reasoning test and interview

We ask all shortlisted applicants to complete an online verbal reasoning test.  Based on these results and the quality of the original application, a number of students will then be invited to an assessment day in April at RPC for a Bristol training contract to start in September 2018.

How to apply

Please submit an online application, by 3 April 2018.

Salary

1st year: £35,000
2nd year: £36,000
Post-qualification salary: merit-based

Benefits

We offer a competitive and creative full package of benefits to all employees at RPC called "Pick 'n' Mix". RPC's benefits offer choice and flexibility to employees, complementing our forward-thinking culture and our approach to rewarding everyone who works here. From health, wellbeing and family-based rewards, to firm discounts and wealth-related benefits, our package covers almost everything.