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|Number of work placements:||40|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree & minimum of ABB at A level or equivalent|
|Start salary:||£27,000 (Regions outside of London)|
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Application details and method of selection
To apply for a training contract with Gateley Plc candidates will need to apply for the summer vacation placement (SVP) and complete the application via the careers page on the Gateley website. Please be aware we will select our future trainess from those individuals on our vacation scheme.
If you apply for an SVP with us, we operate a rigorous selection process and applicants should have (or expect to obtain) at least a 2.1 degree, hold positions of responsibility at work or university and already have a track record of achievement. Commercially minded, you will also possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
We hold a series of assessment sessions during which we test competencies and talk with you about your aspirations and interests. The assessment sessions will consist of a panel interview and a written exercise.
Firm description and career prospects
Gateley Plc is a leading national, commercial law firm. Operating in eight UK cities and with an office in Dubai, the firm helps clients meet their commercial goals through the delivery of clear and pragmatic legal advice and solutions.
In 2015 Gateley made legal history by becoming the first UK law firm to list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. As a plc, Gateley is able to fulfil its growth strategy: differentiate; incentivise and diversify.
Differentiate: by listing, Gateley demonstrated its progressive and entrepreneurial mind-set – a distinctive approach, which appeals to clients.
Incentivise: Gateley has a unique offer to its staff – equity in the business. An employee share scheme enables everyone working at Gateley Plc to have a stake in its continued growth and success.
Diversify: the Gateley Group provides clients with more than legal advice thanks to the acquisitions of fiscal incentives consultancy, Gateley Capitus, specialist property consultancy, Gateley Hamer and assessment and talent management specialists, Kiddy & Partners.
Gateley is a full-service legal business which is home to market-leading real estate, corporate, banking & finance and corporate recovery practices.
Gateley is committed to the regional communities in which it is based, and actively supports a number of causes both nationally and regionally. The firm has a reputation as a friendly and sociable place to work and is committed to equality and diversity throughout its offices.
We provide sponsorship to successful candidates for their GDL and LPC fees, we will also provide LPC students with a maintenance grant while they are studying.
Gateley offers a structured SVP scheme for second year law students or third/final year non-law students interested in applying for a training contract with us. We also invite applications from postgraduate candidates. Our summer placement schemes reflect the format of Gateley's training contract, the aim is to offer candidates a snapshot of training with us. As a vacation placement student, you will be performing duties similar to those of a trainee and have involvement in the day-to-day departmental work.
Whilst on your SVP we will assess you for a training contract with us, these assessments are also an opportunity for you to meet partners and people who have trained with us to find out what it's like to work with us.
Training contract programme
Our programme is designed to give trainees all of the skills and experience needed to equip them for life as a qualified solicitor. The two-year programme is split into four six-month seats. Within this, our trainees usually spend at least one six month seat in a contentious department, one seat in a corporate discipline, one seat in a real estate discipline and one seat where we endeavour to place the trainee in a department of their choice.
Corporate, corporate recovery, private client, tax, employment, construction, banking, real estate, residential development, commercial dispute resolution, commercial, pensions, shipping.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
Birmingham, Leicester, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Reading, Guildford.
Diversity access schemes
Ahead Partnership , Aspiring Solicitors, Legal Apprenticeships , Stonewall