Summer placement scheme
If you are at least a second year undergraduate student, enrolled on the GDL or have completed your studies, you can apply for our summer placement scheme.
This one-week placement is an integral part of our recruitment process and is our preferred route to a training contract. This experience provides insight into the life of a trainee at Hugh James across a variety
You will benefit from your own mentor, usually a current trainee solicitor, so you’ll have a go-to person for any of your queries.
This award winning scheme is very popular and fills up fast. At the end of your placement, you will be invited to interview for a training contract with us.
Summer placement scheme2022/Training contracts 2022, 2023 and 2024.
Vacancy Closed - Applications for this vacancy are no longer being received
The scheme will run over the summer between June and August. Shortlisting will be completed by April and interviews will be held in April/May.
Period of recognised training
During your training contract, you will have a dedicated supervisor and regular appraisals to make sure you’re getting the most from your training. You will work alongside our current solicitors and will have the opportunity to work in up to four different seats across a variety of the firms practice areas.
We consider applications from all ages and backgrounds with a 2:1 degree as a minimum (unless there is good reason for a 2:2 degree being awarded).
Applications from non-law graduates are welcomed too if you are currently taking, or have completed, the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
We are now accepting applications for training contracts commencing in 2024. Closing date for applications is 30 June 2022.