Residential property

Traineeships

We provide our trainees with the best possible start to their career by combining support, expertise and opportunities.

Over the course of our two year programme you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in 4 seats covering a diverse range of areas, including:

  • Land & Rural Business
  • Private Client
  • Energy, Strategic Land & Natural Resources
  • Commercial Property
  • Residential Property
  • Housebuilder
  • Litigation
  • Corporate

You’ll be assigned a mentor in each of your seats who will help manage, guide and support you throughout your journey to becoming a fully qualified solicitor.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme designed to equip you with the right knowledge and understanding of our firm, our processes and the services we offer our clients. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with our business support teams as well as take part in plenty social and sporting events, including charity fundraisers and other activities as part of our CSR programme.

Our commitment

We’ll provide you with all the support required on your journey to becoming a successful lawyer.

We’re authorised providers of Peat 2 Trainee CPD (TCPD) under the Law Society of Scotland’s PEAT 2 licensing scheme, giving you the opportunity take part in a comprehensive training programme and learn from some of the best Solicitors in the profession.

Over the course of your traineeship, you’ll benefit from a minimum of 60 hours tailor-made TCPD to ensure you develop your skills and knowledge and continually refine your expertise.

You’ll receive quarterly performance reviews (PQPR) with your mentor where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your achievements, strengths and any areas for development. Trainee feedback is, and always has been invaluable to us to ensure our programme is as beneficial as possible.

Life as a Trainee

To find out what it's like to be a trainee, read some of our trainee blogs.

Melissa Strachan - Trainee
Fergus Hand - Trainee
Zoe Inkster - Trainee

Come and meet us

We attend university law fairs throughout the year. If you’d like to find out more about our traineeship opportunities come along and speak to us at the following fairs:

  • University of Glasgow - Thursday 5th October

Alternatively, if you’re unable to attend either of the above please contact Carlyn Meaney, HR Officer on 0131 260 7531 to discuss our opportunities.

How to apply

Applications for Traineeships commencing in September 2019 are now closed.

There are three stages to our recruitment process:

  1. Complete an application form
  2. First Stage Assessment - if your application is successful we’ll invite you to attend a group interview session and sit two legal tests.
  3. Final Stage Assessment - you’ll be invited to a one to one interview with our HR Manager and two of our partners. We’ll also ask you to take part in psychometric testing.

Some tips to remember:

  • Avoid textbook answers - make sure your application reflects your personality and experiences.
  • Use your extra-curricular experiences to your advantage. Work experience, life experience, studying abroad, volunteering, university clubs and societies etc. should be highlighted.
  • Complete your application accurately.
  • Get someone to check it- another pair of eyes is often invaluable.

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