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 two-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.
Period of recognised training
Our training contracts are for those of you who are looking to become solicitors.
You will have the opportunity to work alongside our current solicitors in up to four different seats, each lasting six months, across a variety of practice areas.
During your training contract, you will have a dedicated supervisor and regular appraisals to make sure you’re getting the most from your training.
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).