Traineeship (Solicitor)

About us:

William Fry is an exciting, challenging environment which continually provides our people with opportunities to demonstrate their shared commitment to delivering practical legal solutions for clients who demand the very best. In choosing to apply to the William Fry trainee solicitor programme, you are investing significantly in a promising career. You will have access to our outstanding learning and professional development programme which commences on day one with a comprehensive induction.

The opportunity:

  • Acquire the technical skills you need to become a top-tier lawyer and deliver a superior business and legal service
  • Gain hands-on work experience with teams of experienced professionals and receive continuous feedback to support your development
  • Contribute to high profile transactions and cases which shape the business and legal landscape
  • Rotate through a variety of practice areas to help you decide which area of the law suits you best before qualification
  • Take part in skills training and benefit from coaching and mentoring programmes
  • Get involved in pro bono work and CSR initiatives to support the causes you care about
  • Join one of our many social clubs and internal networks to enjoy life beyond work and make great friendships

What we look for:

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong academic background, and a proven interest to pursue a career in corporate law.  We look for individuals who display enthusiasm and curiosity, and a clear willingness to learn. You will have strong communication skills, be able to work as part of a team with a good work ethic. Successful candidates will align to our core values of Big Thinking, Energetic Engagement and Powerfully Principled. 

  • Strong academic background, a 2.1 is desirable
  • Proven interest in a legal career
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A good work ethic
  • An eye for detail
  • Critical analysis
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn
  • Enthusiasm and determination

We are currently recruiting for April 2023, 2024 & 2025 start dates.


Job Group
Trainees & Students
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