LOOKING FOR A TRAINING CONTRACT?

What’s the challenge?

We know that it’s a tough market for law graduates – there are so many changes going on in both the legal industry and legal education. The number of training contracts on offer is very volatile and the route to becoming a qualified solicitor can be lengthy and frustrating.

What’s our solution?

We’ve developed a unique approach which makes it easier for law firms and in-house legal teams to recruit trainees. We employ you under a training contract as an SRA registered training establishment and second you to our clients for a specified period of time helping you reach qualification. We work hard to offer you a bespoke training contract and the opportunity to work with more than one firm. You’ll also benefit from dedicated mentoring and support throughout your contract which we believe is unmatched in the legal profession.

What’s the selection process?

We have to be honest, our selection process is rigorous – our business model only works if the candidates we employ are exceptional. But it’s fair. We recognise that excellent candidates sometimes slip through the net because of personal circumstances or any number of reasons. We are not put off by this – we’ll assess your skills, competencies, attitude and aptitude. If we think you have the potential to become an outstanding solicitor, we’ll want to help you reach your goal.

We run assessment centres once a month, so you can apply to us at any time. If we like your application, we’ll invite you for an initial interview, followed by an assessment centre, which includes a written exercise, presentation and a competency based interview followed by, in some cases, third round interviews.

For the step by step selection process

How exactly does it work?

If you’re successful in the selection process, we’ll look to secure secondments for you based on your skills, personality and also what you tell us you want from your training contract. Secondments will be for a minimum of 3 months but are more likely to be between 6 and 24 months. Once you’re seconded to a firm, that firm is committed to training and treating you in exactly the same way as it trains and treats its own trainees. The only difference is you’ll be employed by us and we’ll be monitoring and ensuring that you’re receiving the support and development you need.

Any other benefits?

Your training contract with us will be bespoke. We also offer you lots of other advantages such as:

  • Exposure to more than one firm – giving you a varied and fulfilling experience and insight into different working cultures and practices
  • Mentoring – you’ll have guidance and support at every step from the Accutrainee team, including a monthly meeting with a senior solicitor or our training principal
  • Online support – you’ll have access to our dedicated web based trainee portfolio which is monitored against SRA training requirements
  • Networking – it’s important to develop your own network of contacts and peers throughout your professional career. You’ll be able to get to know other trainees, in a wide range of organisations, throughout your time with us

FAQs

I’m interested, now what?

Some of our current trainees

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Lesley O’Neill

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a niche litigation firm
Duncan Burrell

Duncan Burrell

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a financial firm

Hasina Brar

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a global consultancy firm

Amy Cunningham

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a niche litigation firm
Alex Swayne

Alex Swayne

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a US firm working on finance and insurance

Aliyy Siddiqui

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a US firm working on finance and insurance

Elena Evoyan

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a niche litigation firm

Fiona Luong

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a financial firm
Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter

Trainee solicitor within financial services
Jenna Faulkner

Jenna Faulkner

She will be seconded to an in-house legal team

Judith Abanto

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a financial firm

Nagia Paraschou

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a US firm working on finance and insurance
Benjamin Stanier

Benjamin Stanier

Trainee solicitor at a film and entertainment in-house team
Cina Andersson

Cina Andersson

Trainee solicitor within financial services
Rajan Dhami

Rajan Dhami

Trainee solicitor on secondment to an insurance firm
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Laura Dobson

Trainee solicitor on secondment to an international law firm
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Patrick Ferguson

Trainee solicitor seconded to an international law firm.
Tatiana Novikova

Tatiana Novikova

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a niche litigation firm
Conner Benson

Connor Benson

In-house trainee working in media distribution
Constantinos Christoforou

Constantinos Christoforou

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a niche litigation firm
Prabhgat Singal

Prabhgat Singal

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a financial firm
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Anisha Patel

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a commercial media and entertainment and business affairs studio
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Jaymini Lakhani

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a boutique litigation firm
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Stefan Bateson

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a multinational IT/Financial firm
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Szonja Kolbenheyer

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a multinational IT/Financial firm
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Maria Doran

Trainee solicitor on secondment to an international law firm working on infrastructure and projects
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William Savage

Trainee solicitor seconded to an international law firm to gain experience in construction law
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Radostina Kostova

Trainee solicitor seconded to a multinational investment bank and financial services company
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Indra Chadee

Trainee Solicitor seconded to an in-house legal team
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Rukhsar Jamal

Trainee solicitor seconded to an international insurance and reinsurance organisation
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Yuri Tsukita

Trainee solicitor gaining experience in funds, commercial and regulatory & compliance
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Atar Shafighian

Trainee solicitor seconded to a niche litigation firm

Geri Trifonova

Trainee solicitor at a film and entertainment in-house team
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Humzah Irfan

Trainee solicitor seconded to a film and entertainment in-house team
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Charlotte Creighton

Trainee solicitor on secondment to a niche family law firm
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Elizabeth Sermol

In-house trainee solicitor seconded to a digital media and broadcasting company
Photo of Raghav Vohora

Raghav Vohora

Trainee solicitor seconded to an international law firm gaining experience in oil and gas, corporate and commercial law

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