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Application details and method of selection
Competition for training contracts is fierce and we seek individuals who stand out. Keebles trainees are bright, motivated, enthusiastic and relish working as part of a team. We look for candidates who will develop with the firm after they qualify.
Keebles accepts applications from law and non-law graduates and second and final year undergraduates, who should usually have at least (or are predicted to achieve) a 2.1 first degree. All applicants will be carefully considered regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.
Candidates should make an online application before Friday 26 July 2019. The recruitment process will commence in August with a short-listing of candidates for assessment and assessment days will take place in early September. Applications are for the contracts to commence in September 2021. It is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Firm description and career prospects
As a full service law firm, we have been providing exceptional legal services to both businesses and individuals over decades. With offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster, we are proud to host one of the region’s largest commercial property teams. Our award winning corporate and commercial team have also been recognised for their deal volumes exceeding £550 million in 2018.
For individuals, our private client team advises on matters including residential property, wills, probate and family matters. Clients trust us to offer a personal, yet professional approach and we always deliver on this promise.
Keebles offers practical and commercial solutions to a range of legal issues. This is built from the deep-rooted knowledge of our client’s businesses and the industries in which they operate. Being based in South Yorkshire, an internationally recognised leading manufacturing centre, we are best placed to advise manufacturing businesses across the country. In addition, we have specific teams of specialists to advise on all issues affecting the healthcare, creative and digital and, leisure and tourism industries.
At Keebles, we are passionate about providing high quality work and truly believe our success is down to putting the needs of our clients at the forefront of everything we do. We value each and every relationship we have forged over the years and are committed to nurturing these in the years to come.
Our teams all share the same values and vision for the future of the firm which allows us to provide an exceptional service to our clients.
As one of South Yorkshire’s leading, dynamic and innovative employers, Keebles can offer you a career with real potential.
We are committed to attracting and developing the best talent, and providing valuable opportunities for aspiring graduates, business support professionals and qualified lawyers across a breadth of practice areas and sectors. We encourage curiosity, ambition and enthusiasm, and pride ourselves on being a collaborative network offering support and mentoring to help you progress your career with us as you desire.
Our firm offers a close-knit community where you will have a real input in the growth of the business and the maintenance of our client relationships from the outset.
Keebles offers work placements to students to enable you to experience life in a commercial practice and to work in a fast paced legal environment.
This year, our Leeds and Doncaster offices will accept two students and our Sheffield office will accept eight students across four weeks for a ‘hands-on’ week, working as part of our legal teams. Keebles accepts students who can demonstrate the academic excellence, energy and determination needed to succeed in the law.
We encourage applicants planning on applying for the 2021 training contract to apply for the vacation scheme first. The week allows students to spend a day in each of the departments giving you first-hand experience of the type of work expected of a trainee and a real insight into the culture of the firm. Choosing a firm to conduct your training contract with is a huge decision which should not be rushed. The vacation scheme will give you the opportunity to experience life with us before you commit to the training contract. At the end of the week, successful students will be invited to the assessment day in September and interview for a training contract.
Dates of the schemes are to be confirmed but will run during July and August. Please indicate any date restrictions you have when applying.
Applicants should carefully complete the application form by 19 April 2019. Tell us what makes you unique and why you want to forge a career with our firm. It is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Training contract programme
Keebles usually recruits up to five trainee solicitors each year, one for our Leeds office, one for our Doncaster office and up to three for our Sheffield office.
Training contracts are for a period of two years and you will generally remain at the office to which you have been allocated for the whole of your training contract.
Our training contract consists of four six-month seats across different areas of the business including, corporate and commercial, commercial property, residential property, employment, litigation, private client and insolvency. Trainees preferences are always met wherever possible.
The training contract is designed to equip you with the necessary skillset and commercial acumen to have an active input in ongoing files from day one. We offer real life legal experience including attendance at trials, tribunals and client meetings. The work is challenging and fast paced but all trainees are supervised by a partner and have access to any of the firm's resources you may require.
Keebles is passionate about business development and encourages all trainees to get involved in BD and networking events and opportunities from the start of your career. We regularly host seminars and workshops which are well attended by clients which provides trainees with the vital client contact which is often minimal in other firms. Trainees also take responsibility for our charity partnerships which allows you to use your own creativity and initiative to organise and manage a range of fundraising events.
Corporate, commercial property, litigation, employment, insolvency, residential property, property management, private client
Type of practice
General Practice, Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, Niche
Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster