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Application details and method of selection
Students will need to be able to begin a period of recognised training in September 2021 having completed (and passed) a law degree and LPC or academic non-law degree, GDL, and LPC by that date.
We are looking for candidates with the equivalent of three grade Bs at A level, and if you have not already done so, you must be on track to obtain a 2.1 or above in your degree.
You must have good written and oral communications skills.
Above all we are looking for candidates with the right attitude and who are motivated and enthusiastic about a career in the law.
Please complete our online application form and submit it with a covering letter to our training principal, Mrs Jennifer Sewell, Rollits LLP, Citadel House, 58 High Street, Hull HU1 1QE.
Or email your application to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firm description and career prospects
We recruit two or three trainee solicitors each year. Our standards of training are recognised as being of the highest calibre and we are proud that at the end of their time with us, our trainees go on to become skilled and highly capable qualified solicitors.
We do not believe in engaging several trainees and then cherry picking the best at the end of their period of recognised training. We look to recruit the right people from the outset, with a view to them enjoying a long and fulfilling career with us.
We consider that trainee solicitors are the future of our firm – which is proven by the fact that many of our partners and senior lawyers trained at Rollits.
We run a series of very successful and popular two week summer vacation placements in June and July each year in our Hull office.
Our programme is organised to allow you to spend time in each of the firm's core departments to experience the sort of work we do. We structure our placements like a mini training contract, and a detailed timetable will be issued to you at the start of your placement.
You will participate in group exercises and attend a range of informal presentations to learn how Rollits operates as a business. At the end of the fortnight you will be required to make a presentation to members of the firm and your work experience colleagues. And we don't forget about the social side of things so you will be given the opportunity to meet our lawyers and trainees outside of work in a social setting.
A work experience placement at Rollits is an excellent opportunity to gain a true insight into our firm, its culture and its people. The programme we run is an important part of our recruitment process and as such we aim to ensure that your experience will be practical, informative and as true to life as a Trainee Solicitor as possible.
You must be available for two weeks in June and July 2019. At that time you should have completed the second year of a law degree, or the third year of an academic non-law degree, and be looking to start a training contract in September 2021.
You must have the equivalent of three grade Bs at A level, and, if you have not already done so, you must be on target to attain a 2.1 or above in your degree.
Above all we are looking for candidates with the right attitude. We expect our staff to be motivated and enthusiastic, and we look for these qualities in our work experience students.
Training contract programme
You will be based in the Hull office, but may be required to spend time at York.
We expect trainee solicitors to become a valuable member of the Rollits team from day one. Our training contract is split into four seats, each of six months. You will gain experience in company and commercial, dispute resolution and property, and may also have the opportunity of spending time in our private capital department.
Trainees always sit with a qualified lawyer, sometimes a partner, who will supervise you on a day to day basis. In each seat you will be assigned a trainee supervisor who will ensure that things run smoothly for you, and who will keep the training principal fully informed of your progress. We also assign a training "buddy" to first year trainees, who are usually newly qualified lawyers who have recently experienced the demands of the training contract and can offer you informal support and advice.
You will be subject to informal progress reviews on a regular basis, and by more formal appraisals twice in each seat.
Continuing professional development (including the professional skills course) is provided for you through internal and external seminars and workshops.
Corporate, dispute resolution, commercial property, private capital, employment.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial