Welcome to our training contract deadlines page! Here, you’ll find open opportunities with our featured law firms with offices around the UK. The nearest application closing dates will display first.
When you’re deciding on law firms to apply to, you’ve got to think about the following:
Whether you are looking for a traditional law firm setting or an in-house legal department
Whether you’re interested in commercial, criminal or high street practice
The size and location of the law firms/organisations
Remember, you’re going to be at the firm or organisation for two years, so make sure you apply to those that suit your personality and career goals so that you can get the most out of your experience. For more information on the training contract application process, visit our application guide.
When Should I Apply For Training Contracts?
When to apply for opportunities depends on your chosen study route and law firm.
When to Apply
Three-year qualifying law degree
Your second year
Three-year non-law degree
Your third year
Four-year qualifying law degree
Your third year
Four-year non-law degree
Your fourth year
Some larger law firms hire trainee solicitors two years in advance, while smaller law firms tend to recruit on an ad hoc basis.
See below for precise training contract deadlines for specific law firms.
Training Contract Deadlines Table
Please note that while these training contract deadlines are maintained to the best of our ability, we always recommend checking sensitive dates on the relevant law firm website.