Bristol Training Contract 2020

Apply by: 30 June 2018

Location: Bristol

Department: n/a

Team: n/a

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: 2 Year Training Contract

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Exeter Training Contract 2020

Apply by: 30 June 2018

Location: Exeter

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: 2 Year Training Contract

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Bristol Training Contract 2020

Our Bristol office homes the largest team of agricultural lawyers in the country. Agricultural law encompasses a wide range of legal matters, from property and commercial litigation, to banking and probate. As well as getting the opportunity to work alongside leaders in this field, you can spend time in our growing number of practice areas in Bristol, including private wealth, real estate and corporate. As a Bristol trainee you will also spend time in our Exeter headquarters, where you can chose a seat in one of our three legal departments: Business, Real Estate and Private Client. In each seat you will be allocated a supervisor who will support, encourage and supervise you.  You will also have access to a 'buddy' who will guide you through your training contract and help you feel at home from day one.  

Structure of Training

Our structured two-year Trainee Development Programme focuses on building the technical and business skills that are fundamental for you to become a successful solicitor.

The level of responsibility given to our trainees is high. You will be running your own files, working in a team on bigger transactions and experiencing client contact on the phone and in meetings, making you an integral part of the team, from very early on. 

We recruit to retain and view our trainees as our future Associates and Partners, and as such we are dedicated to our trainees' successful development. As well as supporting you through your PSC exams, you will receive training on financial and business awareness, how to make the most of your training contract, communication and people skills, and marketing and networking. Once your training contract is complete, you will continue to have access to bespoke development programmes and opportunities at every stage of your career.

Our Trainee Development Programme will offer you:

  • A training contract based in Bristol with a seat in Exeter
  • Four seats, each lasting six months
  • A tailor-made personal development programme aligned to your specific skill set
  • Coaching and support on a one-to-one basis in relation to seat options
  • A structured internal development programme aimed at developing you to become a fully- rounded professional
  • Opportunities to attend various networking events outside the firm
  • Opportunity to be part of a sector group where you will have responsibility for cross-selling, generating business development ideas and hosting/attending relevant events
  • A Trainee buddy scheme


To find out more about or Graduate Opportunities please click here to visit our careers website.

Who are we looking for?

There is no typical type of Michelmores trainee. We seek to recruit a diverse range of individuals. What they all have in common is that they can demonstrate the skills and attributes needed to become an outstanding solicitor.  

When recruiting for our Bristol office, we look for people with an interest in private client practice areas, who are academically strong, logical thinkers, practical problem solvers, and who are flexible in their approach to life. We want team players, who relish responsibility and challenges and are as passionate about the success of the Firm as we are, and want to be involved in that success from day one.

Ideally you will have received A,B,B at A-Level, or equivalent, and will be expecting to achieve a 2:1 or above at degree level.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Diversity and Equality page for more information.

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