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We’re now recruiting for a number of trainee solicitors to join us in March 2019 and September 2019, applications are open and will close at 5pm on Friday 14th December 2018.

Pursuing a career in the legal industry can be really exciting and extremely rewarding and if you’re looking for a challenge, you won’t be disappointed! The personal injury industry is currently undergoing some significant legislative changes, which are creating big opportunities for many personal injury firms including the development and expansion of their Personal Legal Services teams. As a forward-thinking and innovative personal injury specialist, there has been no better time to start your career with us.

If you’re looking to join the legal industry or take the next step in your legal career, we offer a number of early career opportunities and in some cases, no prior legal experience is required. We adopt a structured approach to our training and development and as a trainee solicitor or apprentice, you’ll be fully supported with quality coaching and mentoring by experts across a variety of specialisms.

Find out more about our Training Contracts programme, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities below.

“After my first week of settling in and
meeting different people from
around the business, I was really excited to start my
apprenticeship and feel really
privileged to be a part of the programme.”
Callum Harvey, Minster Law legal apprentice

Training contracts quick facts

  • Experience all areas of the business in order to maximise your knowledge and inform future choices
  • Work alongside our Senior Leadership Team to develop your business and leadership skills
  • Undertake quality training and coaching to develop your legal and wider commercial skills, with the opportunity to work towards a specialism in high value work
  • Get involved in business development initiatives and a range of networking opportunities
  • Take advantage of a number of other great benefits as a Minster Law employee.

Find out more about our Training Contracts programme, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities below.

 Training Contracts

Our Training Contract programme is a great way for graduates and aspiring solicitors to take the next step on their career journey through the legal industry. By undertaking a number of ‘seats’ within the two-year training programme, trainees gain experience in different areas of the business in order to maximise their knowledge across a range of subjects and gain the practical experience and commercial skills required to be a great solicitor.

In light of the impending legislative changes, we believe that business acumen will be more important than ever to the success of our solicitors in a post-reforms legal industry. The successful introduction of our ‘Business Seat’ to our Training Contract programme is part of our continued commitment to helping develop and shape our solicitors into well-rounded legal professionals.

The Business Seat, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the industry, enables trainees to work alongside a member of our Senior Leadership Team so that they can understand all aspects of the business and see the contribution the solicitors make to the wider company. The three-month placement encompasses a wide range of activities generally focused around a company-wide project, including sitting in on departmental meetings, conducting research, liaising with departments inside and outside of Minster Law, consumer research and data analysis.

“The Business Seat has given me confidence that I can be an effective member of senior operational committees and personally lead high level work streams and projects.”John Cuss, Former Minster Law trainee

Applications are now open

We’re now recruiting for a number of trainee solicitors to join us in March 2019 and September 2019, applications are open and will close at 5pm on Friday 14th December 2018.

Please download this form, once complete please attach this to your application which can be submitted here.

If you have any questions or technical difficulties please send us an email careers@minsterlaw.co.uk

Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship programme presents a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking to start a career in the legal industry, but has no prior experience and is willing to start at entry-level. This means our Apprenticeship programme is ideal for Sixth Form and college graduates, although there  are no age restrictions for those wishing to apply and we encourage applications from all those who may be interested in joining our programme.

Delivered in conjunction with BPP University and Estio, our Apprenticeship programmes in legal services, IT and finance offer students the opportunity to secure a full-time role with us while working towards a full academic qualification. For example in legal services, Apprentices follow a structured two-year rotation around key areas of the business in up to six placements, enabling them to work alongside our experienced legal professionals who will help them to grow and develop into fully trained MOJ Legal Advisors.

Alongside the practical elements of the Apprenticeship programme, academic training is undertaken via a combination of day release and online study. Our Apprentices receive all the support they need throughout their training from the relevant external providers as well internally from a dedicated mentor and the steering group who manage all developing employees. Each Apprentice has their own development plan and schedule as they move around the business, to ensure they gain the legal and business acumen they need to complete their apprenticeship.

For more information about our apprenticeship opportunities and other current vacancies, please click here.

Apprenticeships quick facts

Work Experience and Vacation Placements

Our Work Experience and Vacation Placements, which run during the summer, are a great way to get a taste of what it’s like to work at Minster Law. If you’re interested in a Training Contract or Apprenticeship with us, we recommend that you apply to undertake a work experience placement first as it will give you the opportunity to get to know us a little better, as well as show us what you’re really about!

Our vacation work placement applications are currently closed. To register your interest and to be informed of any important updates to the programme, send us an email.

Meet our Trainees and Apprentices

Don’t just take our word for how great our Training Contracts and Apprenticeships are! Read what our current Trainees and Apprentices think below. Alternatively, to get a real insight into life at Minster Law, the work they do with us and the out of work fun, follow them @inthelifeofPI