Trainee Solicitors Programme

Why Choose Warners?

Warners is a top-tier regional law firm, recognised in Chambers, Legal 500, and other prestigious legal directories. We embrace modernity and innovation while honouring our rich heritage.

Early Career Opportunities

Today’s trainee solicitors are tomorrow’s partners. We are dedicated to nurturing talent, and our training programme reflects this commitment. We onboard two trainees each September, many of whom remain with the firm post-qualification, advancing to senior roles. Several of our current partners, including Mark Davis, Matthew Aves, Kevin Sullivan, and Fiona Taylor, began their careers as trainees here.

‘I started my journey at Warners with just two weeks of work experience and quickly realised this was where I wanted to build my career. The support and guidance I received allowed me to progress seamlessly from a paralegal to a trainee solicitor.’

Hope Flashman-Wells

Comprehensive Training and Development

As a trainee, you will rotate through four different departments, spending six months in each. You will collaborate closely with your supervisor and gain hands-on experience with a variety of legal issues. Our structured training includes:

  • Monthly Meetings: Regular discussions with your supervisor to monitor progress.
  • Regular Appraisals and Feedback:  With Fiona Taylor, our Training Partner/HR team

We believe in continuous development.

Our trainees participate in the Professional Skills Course and a range of in-house training sessions.

"During my traineeship, I rotated through various departments, gaining hands-on experience in areas like family law, private client work, and litigation. The structured training, along with regular reviews, greatly enhanced my practical skills and legal knowledge."

Hope Flashman-Wells

Engaging Work Environment

We value a balanced work-life dynamic and encourage our trainees to participate in various firm activities such as:

  • Social Events: Including a summer party and Christmas lunch.
  • Inter-Firm Sports Matches: Like rounders and quiz nights.
  • Junior Lawyer Events: Networking and development opportunities.
  • Pro Bono Law Clinics: Giving back to the community.

'Warners fosters a truly supportive and collaborative environment. Even amidst the challenges of the Covid pandemic, the innovative and adaptive strategies we used, like witnessing Wills through garden windows, exemplified our commitment to client service.'

Hope Flashman-Wells

Application Process

We welcome applications from LPC and SQE candidates who have a 2:1 degree or higher. For SQE candidates, we require that you have passed SQE1. We offer sponsorship for the SQE2 assessment fee, subject to confirmation by our Management Board.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Medicash
  • Life assurance
  • Paid parking
  • Reduced gym membership

To apply email Kate Cumins at [email protected]. The selection process includes:

  • Application Review: Assessment of your application form.
  • Assessment Process: One competency-based interview with a Partner.  You may also be required to undertake a written assessment

'Warners is not just about early responsibility; it's about growing into it with confidence. I was given significant responsibilities and my own caseloads, which were challenging but extremely rewarding. Anyone eager to dive deep into the legal profession would thrive here.'

Hope Flashman-Wells

Who Should Apply?

We seek enthusiastic, friendly team players who enjoy challenges and are ready for early responsibility. Deadline for applications for 2025 is September 2024. 

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Collaboration Skills
  • Growth Mindset
  • Resilience
  • Client Focus
  • Business & Commercial Mindset
  • Analytical & Problem-Solving Abilities

'Being a new parent and continuing my professional growth at Warners has been incredibly rewarding. The firm's flexibility and supportive culture have made it possible to maintain a healthy work-life balance.'

Hope Flashman-Wells

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If you have any questions, please email our HR team.

Discover more about becoming a trainee at Warners Solicitors and start your journey towards a rewarding legal career with us.

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