Norfolk County Council - Trainee solicitors - two positions

  • Salary: £21,589 – £23,836 per annum (Scale F)
  • Commencing: September 2020
  • Location: Norwich
  • Closing date: Sunday 28 April 2019
  • Vacancies: 2

We are looking for two new trainee solicitors to start training contracts with us from September 2020. We welcome applications from both a law and non-law background but you must have completed and passed your Legal Practice Course before the start date.

We offer first rate training in a friendly and supportive working environment. If successful, you will undertake a two-year training contract with us spending at least four months in our five different practice areas: child protection; dispute resolution; planning and the environment; property; and public law and standards. When you qualify we hope you will stay with us and we will do our best to place you in the area of law that suits you most.

About us

We are a public sector shared legal service. We have a wealth of experience gained through many years of advising local government, public bodies and charitable institutions. We offer our clients tried and tested expertise in a wide range of disciplines and our public service ethos sets us apart from private legal practices. We are run in a rigorously commercial manner, working hard to offer excellent value for money whilst at the same time delivering a high quality, efficient legal service to our clients.

What do we look for in our trainees?

It is essential that you have either a law degree or a non-law degree plus the CPE/GDL

(We would like you to have at least a 2:1 degree but we will nevertheless consider your application if you have achieved or are on course to achieve a commendation, merit or distinction in the CPE/GDL/LPC and to have completed and passed your Legal Practice Course by commencement of the training contract.)

We would also like you to have enthusiasm, a desire to learn, good research, analytical, IT and communication skills and the ability to relate well to others.

Recruitment process

Applications need to be submitted via our online portal which can be found on the Norfolk County Council Jobs website at You will also find more details there of the job description and person specification.

The deadline for applications is 28 April 2019.

We will read all applications and confirm an initial shortlist of candidates who will then be invited to meet us at our offices in Norwich during the week commencing 3 June 2019.


You will be part of a large supportive team and have access to an on-site training centre with access to a comprehensively stocked library and on-line facilities.

Conditions of service include flexible working hours and membership of the Local Government pension scheme.

For further details and how to apply:


Please quote job reference: 41066 SGPE

Closing date: 28 April 2019