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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 to this point. 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.
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Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
Accutrainee is an SRA regulated training establishment employing trainees under training contracts and seconding them to both in-house legal teams and law firms. 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 programme 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.
We are extremely proud of our trainees with the calibre being demonstrated by the fact that more than 96% of our trainees to date have secured jobs on qualification with several having been offered more than one NQ position on qualification. This also demonstrates the high employability of trainees who have completed our training programme.
Currently we cover the cost of the Professional Skills Course.
We do not currently offer vacation schemes or work placement programmes, but we do offer paralegal roles. Please apply via our website for a paralegal position.
Training contract programmes are completely varied. You could be with an in-house team for two years, a law firm for one year followed by one year with an in-house team, six months in-house followed by 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 all practice skills standards are being met. This is all discussed with you beforehand and throughout your period of recognised training.
Seat durations and rotations will be down to a variety of factors including your preferences, client demand and ensuring regulatory requirements are met. Typically seats or secondments will be six months or longer. What's most 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.
The Accutrainee team guide you through the whole training period offering mentoring and advice every step of the way.
- Financial services
- trade finance
- insurance litigation
- private equity
- digital media
- white collar crime
- business affairs
- data protection
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
- General Practice
Administrative & public law
Public law comprises several interlinking practice areas which concern relationships between people and government.
Advertising & marketing
A fresh and exciting area of legal practice, specialist lawyers provide copy clearance advice and work with big-brand clients.
Aviation lawyers provide commercial, regulatory and insurance advice and litigation services to the world's airlines, manufacturers and financiers.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Clinical negligence lawyers advise on instances of injury or death arising from incorrect or inadequate medical treatment or diagnosis.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
In this area of legal practice, clients generally fall into two categories: the rich or famous and the media.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
The term ‘Islamic finance’ refers to a system of banking that is consistent with Sharia law.
The life sciences sector combines a diverse range of practice areas, demanding advice in areas like food, healthcare and biotechnology.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
Outsourcing involves the transfer of projects and functions to specialist third-party providers in return for a fee.
Personal injury law falls under the law of tort and involves civil claims brought to obtain compensation for injuries.
Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
Shipping & trade
Contentious shipping law involves contractual issues such as bill of lading and charterparty disputes while non-contentious work includes ship finance and commercial agreements.
Sports law involves the legal issues at play in the worlds of both amateur and professional sport.
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