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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 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.
Firm description and career prospects
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 programme
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.
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Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, In-house, Niche
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