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Application details and method of selection
Candidates should make an application online via our website. We do not have any closing dates for applications as we have training contracts starting all year round. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an HR interview, followed by an assessment centre. We have no minimum requirements as we like to assess each candidate based on their individual merits recognising the value of having candidates who have often taken very different journeys. Having said that we do believe that a career in law is very challenging and so you will need to be able to demonstrate academic excellence.
Firm description and career prospects
Accutrainee is an SRA regulated training establishment employing trainees under training contracts and seconding them to both law firms and in-house legal teams. We are responsible for your training and development throughout and focus on ensuring you get everything you need (and more) during your training period.
We design each training contract around you, meaning you get a truly unique training experience which takes into account what you're looking for in your future career. We discuss your preferences on the types of practice areas you are interested in as well as the type of organisation you see yourself in, be that private practice or in-house, FTSE 100 organisations or a small niche practice firm (and everything in between)!
Our trainees usually gain experience in more than one organisation throughout their training contracts but some stay at the same firm for the full two years. There is no typical training contract at Accutrainee.
Our training contract model allows for improved efficiency and flexibility for our clients and greater opportunities for our trainees. This has allowed us to create new training contract opportunities where they otherwise wouldn't exist; something we are extremely proud of.
We monitor trainees very closely throughout their secondments ensuring that all regulatory requirements are not only being met but exceeded. Our trainees benefit from additional mentoring from senior solicitors throughout their secondments as well as genuine access to their training principal.
To date, all of our trainees have secured jobs on qualification.
Currently we cover the cost of the Professional Skills Course.
We do not currently offer vacation schemes.
Training contract programme
Training contract programmes are completely varied. You could be with an in-house team for two years, a law firms for one year followed by one year with an in-house team, six months in-house and 18 months at a law firm or vice versa, you get the picture. What we will ensure is that you are satisfying all regulatory requirements and that practice skills standards are being met. This is all discussed with you beforehand.
Seats can last for six months, nine months, 12 months. What's more important is what you're actually doing on the secondment, what you're learning, how you're developing and that you're getting the breadth of training you need. We focus on delivering trainees to clients when there is a genuine business need meaning you spend less time twiddling your thumbs and more time gaining valuable experience.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, In-house, Niche
Diversity access schemes
Aspiring Solicitors, Black Lawyers’ Directory