Trainee solicitor recruitment

People are the key to our success.  With our trainee recruitment scheme we are looking for our partners of the future.

Gordons takes on up to four trainee solicitors each year, this means you benefit from close supervision as well as the opportunity to work alongside experienced lawyers.

We expect our trainees to get involved in client work straight away and to make valuable contributions to the firm and our success. Gordons trainees can expect training and support from the whole firm throughout the two year programme.

There is always fierce competition for our training places. Although we do look for academic achievement we also place strong emphasis on personal qualities and are looking for people with the right attitude and personality to forge a career with us.

Want to know more? 

We attend a number of law fairs during the academic year.  If you would like to find out more about our firm and whether you’re the applicant we’re looking for, please visit our stand and have a chat with us at the following fairs:

  • 16 October 2019 – York Law Fair (University of York)
  • 17 October 2019 – Leeds Law Fair (University of Leeds)
  • 21 October 2019 – Sheffield Law Fair (University of Sheffield)
  • 27 November 2019 – University of Law Fair, Leeds
  • 27 November 2019 – BPP Law Fair, Leeds

If you miss us at the above you can download our trainee guide, here.

Applications open for our September 2022 intake early in the new year.  

Application is via an Application form. All applications must be submitted by 30 June 2020.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 10 August 2020. Candidates who are successful will then be required to attend an assessment day with us in week commencing 24 August 2020 as the second stage of the application process.


Life as a Gordons trainee solicitor

To find out what it’s really like to be a trainee solicitor at Gordons take a look at our trainee blogs:


A day in the life of a Gordons trainee

I arrive, saying hi to a few of my colleagues on my way to my desk. Gordons has an open-plan office, with different teams sharing floor space, so it's easy to get to know people. I check my emails, calendar and the to-do list I made before leaving the office the night before...

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Life in the first seat

Having come straight from university, the thought of actually being a trainee solicitor in a real office was unnerving, yet exciting at the same time. As a student, you hear horror stories about trainees spending hours photocopying and getting limited exposure to clients. This couldn't be further from the truth at Gordons...

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The first year

The year leading up to my training contract seemed never ending. However, since I got started, time has flown by incredibly fast and I am about to finish my first year...

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