Royds Withy King
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|Number of work placements:||10|
|Minimum qualification:||2.2 degree|
|Start salary:||£25,000 regions/£30,000 London|
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Application details and method of selection
This year you are able to apply online for a training contract at Royds Withy King. The application form will require you to complete your personal details, work history and qualifications. You will then be required to complete a number of additional questions. It's important that you spend some time formulating the answers to these questions as they form a large part of the initial selection process.
After the initial application sift, successful candidates will be invited to undertake a video interview. Assessment centres take place in June/July, followed by a final panel interview.
Firm description and career prospects
Royds Withy King is a renowned law firm offering you a graduate training contract working alongside true experts in their chosen fields of law. Your two-year legal traineeship will give you exposure to a various areas of law as well as offering you the personal development to grow into a great solicitor. The variety of work we do and the clients that we work with make us a great choice to begin your career in law.
We have excellent levels of retention for our trainee solicitors, often retaining all of our trainees in NQ positions.
But it’s not just the work that we do that makes Royds Withy King a great place to work. It’s the people too:
"It's great to work with people who are happy to be at work- people who really want to help you" - Natalie Pring, NQ solicitor
At Royds Withy King we truly value our people and we work hard to ensure that we offer you a great place to work. We recently ranked 30th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies and we continue to take on board staff feedback so we never sit still.
If you would like to be considered for a three-day work placement with Royds Withy King please visit our website to find our work experience application form. Applications can be submitted online and are open until 31 January. If successful, your work placement will be between April and September.
Training contract programme
Our trainees are provided with a full and comprehensive induction programme including a buddy to support you during your first seat at Royds Withy King. During your training contract you will receive support and guidance from your department head and supervisors as well as our training principal. Our training programme is made up of four seats, each lasting six months, allowing you to gain experience in contentious and non-contentious work. You will work within partner-led teams sharing the workload. You will also have end of seat appraisals to provide clear and constructive feedback.
Wherever possible we try to retain our trainees, many of our current partners, including the managing partner trained at Royds Withy King.
Who should apply
We are looking for highly enthusiastic, ambitious, innovative individuals who are dedicated, pro active and commercially aware. Ideally candidates should have a minimum of a 2.2 in any discipline.
How to apply
Please apply online by visiting our career website www.roydswithyking.com/careers/traineerecruitment. Applications open in February 2017 and will close on 28 April 2017.
If you are interested in undertaking a paralegal role at Royds Withy King please visit our careers website for details of current vacancies.
Clinical negligence, commercial property, dispute resolution, employment, corporate and commercial, family, personal injury, private client, residential property.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice, Legal Aid
Bath, Oxford, London, Swindon
Citizens Advice Bureau, Prince’s Trust