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FAQs

 

Q. How many training contract places do you have?

A. We have up to six places for our training contract programme each year.

 

Q. What is the deadline of when I need to apply for a training contract by?

 

A. All applications need to be submitted by 31st July of each year.

 

Q. Where will I be based during my training contract?

 

A. You could be working in our offices in either York or Lincoln. The York offices are in a prominent city centre location and our office in Lincoln is an impressive modern building. We do ask your preference on location, whether you would consider relocating and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

 

Q. Do you have a work experience scheme?

 

A. Yes, we usually offer a 3 day work experience placement during the summer. Those applying or accepted on the work experience scheme should apply for a training contract to start two years later than the work experience placement i.e. those who apply for a work experience placement in 2018 should apply for a training contract to commence in 2020.

 

Q. Can I still apply for a training contract place even if I don't get a place on the Langleys work experience scheme?

 

A. Yes, due to the limited numbers of spaces we appreciate that a lot of people will not unfortunately be offered a place for our work experience scheme but applications for a training contract are open to everyone.

 

Q. Can I still apply for a training contract if I didn't study law at University?

 

A. We welcome applications from candidates with degrees in all types of disciplines from a variety of Universities. You do need to have completed your GDL or LPC before you start training with us though.

 

Q. How soon do I need to apply for a training contract?

A. We recruit two years in advance of you starting your training contract with us. You can apply all year round but the deadline for applications is the end of July for a training contract that will start with us in the September, two years later.

Q. What are the practice groups/areas/units where I will be working?

 

A. The three main sectors Langleys specialise in are; Insurance, Commercial and Private Law. We will discuss with you any preference you have and will make every attempt to accommodate your interest or a particular need.

 

Q. Does Langleys offer sponsorship of LPC/GDL fees?

A. At this time we do not offer sponsorship towards these fees.

 

Q. How many days holiday am I entitled to?

 

A. You will receive 23 days holiday to start with, but this will increase to 25 days after 1 continuous year of working with us. After 6 continuous years, you will receive an extra 1 day after each additional year you work with us, up to 30 days.

 

Q. Does the firm organise social events?

 

A. Yes, Langleys has a social committee for both offices which organise and run social events and outings throughout the year. There are also sports teams you can join so you will have plenty of opportunities to meet people.

 

Q. Am I guaranteed a job at the end of my training contract?

 

A. Our trainees are important to us at Langleys and we do our utmost to try and ensure it is possible to retain trainees once they are qualified. However, no guarantee can be made and future decisions will be based upon business needs and performance.