Training Contracts

Every year, we look for up to 6 trainees to join us across our york and Lincoln offices. The Training Contract, which involves a rotation of 4 six month seats, provides you with the opportunity to experience different areas of the business, and learn from some of the leading minds in a range of specialisms.

Close collaboration

Whilst some firms recruit a large number of trainees, where individuals may struggle to be heard often feel lost and overwhelmed, at Langleys we are deliberately selective and keep our intake small, ensuring we can work closely with you to identify your strengths and help you excel in your career with us.

Support from Day One

You will be working in an encouraging environment with people who are enthusiastic about what they do. We want to stretch you, helping you develop as much as possible. During your training contract you will be exposed to challenges and pressures right from the start and you will be involved practically, working on and dealing with real cases and issues. To ensure that you thrive in your role, you are supported throughout your training contract with:

  • Contact days– providing an opportunity for you to visit the firm and get to know the team better prior to starting your training contract.
  • Induction– a thorough introducing to Langleys from day 1
  • Your buddy– You will be assigned someone in the team to help you settle in
  • Your supervisor –A Partner or Associate will oversee your performance during each seat, assigning you work, offering feedback and providing crucial support and guidance. 

What are we looking for?

Whilst academic qualifications are important, we are looking for well rounded candidates who can demonstrate a passion for working in law, excellent communication skills, commercial awareness and a strong determination to succeed. 

Team working is as important as the ability to work effectively alone whilst planning and prioritising your work.  Candidates who have gained additional skills and experience outside of their degree through alternative careers, work experience placements, part-time jobs, voluntary work or through hobbies and interests will also stand out, as will those with an interest in marketing and business development.   

We welcome applications from both law and non-law candidates however we do require all successful candidates to complete the GDL and/or LPC before joining.

The Application Process

Applications are made via a CV and covering letter, along with a number of set questions which are asked during the application process.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a first stage interview which is usually conducted by the Training Principal and a member of the HR team.

If successful at the first stage then candidates will be invited forward for a second stage interview with Partners of the Firm. They will also be asked to deliver a pre-prepared presentation and/or carry out a practical exercise as part of this final stage process.

Applications are now closed for our Training Contracts commencing in 2023, applications will reopen in November for 2024.

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact our recruitment team at

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