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Training Contracts

Every year, we look for 6 trainees to join us; three in York and three in Lincoln. The Training Contract, which involves a rotation of 4 six month seats, provides you with the opportunity to experience different areas of the business.

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– 4 office visits prior to your training contract to meet the team
  • 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.

How to apply 

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

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

If successful at the first stage then candidates be interviewed by a Partner of the Firm. You may also be asked to do a presentation or carry out a practical exercise as part of this final stage process. 

Offers are made during November and successful candidates will be invited to meet with us again during our contact days before starting their training contract.

Applications will close on 31 July 2018. 

Apply for a 2020 Training Contract

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