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RWK Goodman

16 vacancies
15 trainees
80 partners
600 staff
An ambitious, collaborative and engaged law firm with offices in Bath, London and the Thames Valley. We're seeking driven, client-centric trainees to grow their careers.

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More info

To be considered for a training contract at RWK Goodman you will need to apply online for either a place on the vacation scheme or the training contract assessment days. 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 the initial selection process.

After the initial application sift, successful candidates will be invited to undertake a video interview. Assessment centres take place in early summer, followed by a final panel interview.


Applications to

Ms Debbie Moors

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

Established in 1873, RWK Goodman is a progressive UK top 100 Law Firm with the combined expertise of 600 staff. Our reputation to advise national and international clients has allowed our lawyers to rank highly in our industry’s most well respected guides to law; the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. As a firm we pride ourselves on delivering first class client service, but we are only able to do this through nurturing, motivating and developing our people. Our mission is to be the law firm that clients want to work with and people want to work for.

We are a composite practice known for our commercial, private client, medical negligence and personal injury work. The firm’s lawyers advise individuals and businesses on local, national and international matters. The firm also operates in a number of specialist sectors, including retail and leisure, health and social care, banking and finance and technology.

Our people are committed to our core values – living these core values is an essential part of working life at RWK Goodman.  All of our employees are valued for their efforts, personality and contribution and they play a major part in the continued success of the firm. The firm is looking for trainees that can bring to life their ability to respond to clients’ needs, demonstrate commercial understanding, build networks with others and contribute to their wider community.

To submit an application for a place on our vacation scheme go to 2023 vacation scheme (current-vacancies.com).

Our trainees are provided with a full and comprehensive induction programme, including a pre-induction meeting prior to joining the firm. During your training contract you will receive support and guidance from your  supervisors as well as regular meetings with our training principal.

Our trainee programme is made up of four seats, each lasting six months, allowing you to gain experience in a broad spectrum of legal work. You will work within partner-led teams sharing the workload and getting stuck into client matters. You will also have mid and end of seat reviews to provide clear and constructive feedback.

We look to retain our trainees as NQs as you are the future of our firm. Many of our current partners and senior lawyers, including the managing partner trained at RWK Goodman.


Who should apply

We are looking for highly enthusiastic, ambitious, innovative individuals who are dedicated, pro active and commercially aware. 


How to apply

Please apply online by visiting our career website training contracts – applications now open | RWK Goodman and decide which is the best route for you – the vaction scheme or the training contract assessment days.


Paralegal work

If you are interested in undertaking a paralegal role at RWK Goodman visit our careers website for details of current vacancies.

We will be transitioning to the SQE from September 2025. Any trainees joining us from this point who have not already passed the LPC will need to complete SQE1 prior to joining the firm. SQE2 will be completed during your training contract.

RWK Goodman is strongly committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) in our business.

We recognise, respect and value the different perspectives every individual brings to their work and the wide-reaching benefits these differences bring to our culture and the services we provide to our clients. We have a number of policies to reflect this including a flexible working policy, mentoring programme, network groups and emergency time off for dependents.

Our ED&I steering group is a committee of colleagues which spans our various geographical regions as well as the different generations of our business with a shared passion for shaping our ED&I journey.

Most recently we have become Disability Confident Committed and signed up to the Women in Law Charter. We have also launched a pregnancy loss policy which entitled employees and their partners to time off in the event of pregnancy loss.

  • Clinical negligence
  • Real estate
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Corporate & commercial
  • Family
  • Private Client
  • Personal injury
  • Residential property
  • Farms & estates
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Legal Aid

Practice Areas

Extra info

Midland Bridge House, Midland Bridge Road, Bath, BA2 3FP
Phone: 01225 425731
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.rwkgoodman.com/life-at-rwk-goodman
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 12
Start salary: £28,000-£34,500 (depending on location)
Turnover: £36,000,000 (2017)
Profit per partner: £226,000 (2012)
Training contract applications: 350 (2018)
Retention rate: 75% (2019)
Partner diversity:
  • 70.0% male (2021)
  • 30.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 25.0% male (2021)
  • 75.0% female
  • Bath
  • Oxford
  • London
  • Swindon
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Prince’s Trust
  • #10000BlackInterns
  • Disability Confident Leader
  • Inspire Law Global