Trainee Solicitor

Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£22,571 - £24,920 per annum
Posted
08 Apr 2022
Closes
06 Jun 2022
Job Ref
RA0003451
Job Type
Legal
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About Us and the Role

At Warwickshire Legal Services, we run a very different kind of in-house legal team. Forward looking, commercially driven, and focused on delivering expert legal advice, we are looking for motivated, ambitious trainee solicitors to join our award-winning, nationally recognised legal service.  We are currently inviting applications for 5 training contracts, commencing 2023 and 2024.

Warwickshire trainees benefit from a 24-month training contract, spread across our 4 main service areas.  Working in each of our teams for 6 months will provide you with the opportunity to work with internal and external clients, across a broad range of legal practice areas.  Dedicated mentors and supervision complete our package, which provides the whole framework you need for your qualification to solicitor.

Warwickshire Legal Services operates as a commercial business within Warwickshire County Council, generating our own income from providing comprehensive services to the Council, and from supporting a diverse pool of external public sector clients and partner bodies including the police and other councils.  Few in-house teams operate this way, and our approach gives you a unique environment in which to start your career. You’ll join an award-winning group of innovative legal professionals providing work opportunities across a wide range of areas including Planning, Commercial, Contracts, Property, Education, Child Protection and Adult Social Care.

In short, we are an ambitious, nationally recognised team that wants to deliver consistently outstanding legal work. Because of our unique offering, we boast a diverse range of legal talent for you to learn from, and we’re proud to say that the solicitors who train with us tend to stay with us.

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.

For internal staff - If you are applying for a secondment position, applicants must seek approval from their current line manager before applying. 

 

Additional Information

For more information:

About us and how we work  

About the application and selection process contact Mark Randell, markrandell@warwickshire.gov.uk

About being a Trainee @ Warwickshire Legal Services contact Bridget Beresford,  bridgetberesford@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

Closing Date: Monday, 6th June 2022

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a virtual assessment in June 22.  Candidates will then be shortlisted for an in-person assessment in July.

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
 
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 


If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
 

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  

 

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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