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 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.

How to apply for a trainee contract in Leeds and Bradford

For more information, and to find out if you’re the applicant we’re looking for, download our trainee guide, here.

Applications are now open for our September 2021 intake.  Applicants able to commence earlier will also be considered for a start date of September 2020.

If you would like to apply, please complete the Application form. All applications must be submitted by 30 June 2019.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 12 August 2019. Candidates who are successful will then be required to attend an assessment day with us in week commencing 19 August 2019, for 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:


Why I chose Gordons for a training contract

It was initially tempting to write down the names of all law firms in Leeds on a piece of paper and throw darts at it to decide where I should apply for a training contract. Or perhaps to google "training contracts applications that don't require psychometric testing or video interviews" and take it from there...

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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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